Disable touchpad under Ubuntu

This little tutorial shows, how to disable touchpad under Ubuntu (v. 16.04) permanently. The reason is, that I generally use only the red trackpoint of my Lenovo T530 as a pointing device. I don’t need a touchpad anyway. But when working with the trackpoint, I accidentally touch the touchpad with my thumbs many times. That […]

wordpress cron: using wp_mail function

Today I had to solve the problem, that my wordpress cron throws an exception like this when sending an email via wp_mail function inside a cron scheduled event function. PHP Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘phpmailerException’ with message ‘Invalid address: (setFrom) wordpress@’ in /var/www/clients/client2/web8/web/wp-base/wp-includes/class-phpmailer.php:1023 Stack trace: #0 /var/www/clients/client2/web8/web/wp-base/wp-includes/pluggable.php(352): PHPMailer->setFrom(‘wordpress@’, ‘WordPress’, false) #1 /var/www/clients/client2/web8/web/wp-base/wp-content/plugins/sheldon_misc/admin/class-sheldon_misc-admin.php(183): wp_mail(‘info@ask-sheldon.com….’, ‘Statusmailing i…’, […]