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  Archive for March, 2010

March 30, 2010 – 8:06pm Symfony 1.2 doctrine file upload in form

Here are the required modifications for to a form class that contains a file upload field in symfony 1.2 using doctrine (and it probably works with propel, too).

March 30, 2010 – 7:31pm twitter contest rules

I’ve wondered what the rules and regulars are surrounding holding a contest in which prizes are given away based on “tweeted” entries. Many years ago a business of mine sponsored a large-scale sweepstakes, and besides the “no purchase necessary” clause, we had to accept hand entries via mail. Here is a snippet of some official rules to one such twitter contest. If you or your clients plan on using a scheme like this for marketing purposes, it may come in handy. Obviously I am not a lawyer (“IANAL”) so if you plan on running a similar contest make sure you cover your bases!

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March 26, 2010 – 1:11pm Process for Submitting your iPad App to the App Store

March 27th is the deadline to submit your new iPad application if you want it to be in the app store the for iPad launch date, April 3rd.

I took some notes during TUAW’s Dev Clinic discussion on the process to compile your app and upload it to iTunes: More…

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March 23, 2010 – 4:20pm AirPort Extreme vs AirPort Express

I recently updated our home network from an AirPort Express (802.11g) to an AirPort Extreme (late 2009, dual-band). The AirPort Express works great; it’s small, easy to set up, and we only have a few devices on our network and use it to stream music just about all day long. The only time we encounter some trouble is when we use the microwave, which causes our internet to cut out about half the time. Additionally, there are a lot of networks in the area on the same frequencies, so I imagine there is some interference caused by these 15 – 20 other networks using the same channels. More…

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March 22, 2010 – 6:18am symfony sync command configuration (with symfony 1.0)

I recently discovered a quick way to edit the rsync parameters used when executing the symfony sync command with symfony 1.0. More…

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March 21, 2010 – 12:14pm I need a web site. Now what?

A few weeks ago a friend who is getting his MBA at Columbia asked me for some help putting together some details about a web site he’s outlining as part of a business plan. What follows is an excerpt of what I wrote.

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March 4, 2010 – 8:31pm MySQL alter table drop constraint…

I often forget how to modify a MySQL table to drop/add foreign key constraints. I usually think it’s: More…

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