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My email to Steve Jobs

Tue, Sep 9, 2008

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OK, here we go. If I ever sent an email to Steve Jobs, and more importantly if he ever read it, I’d probably do the Mac Fanatic thing and praise the Mac hardware and OS X and go on and on about how much I love everything Mac. Mac Pros, iPods, MacBook Pros, etc. But […]

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Build a high-quality external hard drive

Tue, Sep 9, 2008

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I just put together an external USB drive and am so happy with it I’d thought I’d share my recipe. I have owned many external drives before, including LaCie external drives, and was always disappointed when I’d open them up. Cheap Maxtor drives, poor engineering, el cheapo parts, not to mention how noisy they’d get. […]

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Adding GD library for Mac OS X Leopard

Tue, Sep 9, 2008

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“Unfortunately the Mac OS Leopard PHP build doesn’t bring GD library installed. There are many tutorials around the web telling how to patch the system so you can have it working but all are very complicated and require the installation of Xcode, etc, so you need some gigs of free HD space and a lot […]

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phpMyAdmin info

Tue, Sep 9, 2008

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phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields, manage privileges,export data into various formats and is available in 55 languages. Download phpMyAdmin from the site at: http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php […]

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10 must-have Mac apps

Mon, Sep 8, 2008

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OK, everyone has their favorite Macintosh applications. Here is my list of Mac apps that I have to have. I use them everyday, and when I use a PC without their functionality, I tend to tear up. But that’s just me ; ) 1. Text Editor: Text Wrangler (http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/) 2. Browser: Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/) 3. Internet: […]

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Install PHP on OS X

Mon, Sep 8, 2008

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This is a PHP module for the Apache web server included in Mac OS X. PHP is a server-side, cross-platform, HTML embedded scripting language. 1. Download the PHP package here: http://www2.entropy.ch/download/entropy-php-5.2.4-1-apache2.tar.gz 2. Install it, then test it at http://127.0.0.1/~your_username/test.php Thanks to Marc Liyanage for the PHP package.

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Install MySQL on OS X

Mon, Sep 8, 2008

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1. Download the standard Mac OS X package at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.1.html#macosx-dmg 2. Double-click on the .pkg file to install it. 3. Open Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app 4. Type: cd /usr/local/mysql 5. Type: sudo chown -R mysql data/ 6. To start the server, type sudo echo first, then type sudo ./bin/mysqld_safe & 7. Test it with /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql test Important: You […]

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