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June 1, 2011 – 12:57pm The Hit List for Mac Safari Extension

My favorite task management apps for mac, The Hit List by The Potion Factory, finally came out of beta yesterday after a very long wait. 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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August 24, 2009 – 1:04pm Entropy php5 with APC …

I decided to finally install some sort of PHP accelerator on my development machine to see if I could speed things up a bit.

My first attempt was to use PECL to install APC, but that didn’t work, so I had to rely on these instructions. They worked perfectly with my setup: OS X 10.5.8, entropy PHP Version 5.2.9 (release 7) running x86_64.

Apple – Support – Discussions – Entropy php5 with GD support and APC ….

August 12, 2009 – 1:45pm New version of Sequel Pro released

A new version of my favorite MySQL GUI has been released today. Check it out below.

Release Notes – Sequel Pro.

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February 11, 2009 – 5:19pm TextMate Bundle: Ack in Project

This bundle is a huge time saver if you find yourself doing a lot of searching in large projects. Ack is way faster than the built-in search and it shows results as they are found rather than all at once at the end.


via protocool’s ack-tmbundle at master – GitHub.

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December 16, 2008 – 1:11pm CocoaMySQL finally replaced with Sequel Pro

As much as I love the command line for mysql, sometimes it’s nice to have a GUI to see your tables and columns visually or to do a data dump into CSV. On OS X I’ve always used CocoaMySQL, although it became apparent a long time ago that it was no longer under development. My brother recently told me about Sequel Pro, a “MySQL database management app for Mac OS X 10.5.” You can download it here. So far it’s been working great. It truly does feel like CocoaMySQL with a Leopard interface.

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February 9, 2008 – 5:02pm Using svnX with svn+ssh on a non-standard port

svnX is a great mac GUI for svn repositories. A lot of our svn servers are accessed via non-standard ports for security, and a limitation of the svn+ssh syntax is that you can’t specify a non-standard port in the address name. To get around this in the command line, you can set a local environment variable “SVN_SSH” like so: More…

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January 24, 2008 – 4:37pm Installing Symfony on Leopard

I’ve found the best way to install symfony on Leopard is to use the version from SVN. I find this is easy to do, and easy to update in the future. Here is a cheat sheet for those looking to get up and running with symfony on their Mac running 10.5 Leopard. More…

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January 21, 2008 – 9:50am svn, apache2, os x leopard 10.5

Mac OS 10.5 Leopard ships with Apache2 and SVN. However, if you want to keep a local svn repository and not use an external svn server (only really useful if you have projects which you will be the only developer), you have to set up the repository yourself. Here is a quick cheat-sheet to help you do just that. More…

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January 11, 2008 – 7:04pm Resize a Boot Camp Partition for Use with VMware Fusion

I’m sure this happened to a lot of us, but I started out with my Windows Boot Camp partition about 5GB. My only intention was to use it to test out our web sites in multiple windows browsers. However, after installing all of the Windows XP updates, service packs, VMware tools, multiple IEs, and Firefox, I only had about 400 MB of free space available. I finally hit the tipping point where to install new software (SPSS) I would need more space. No way did I want to go through starting from scratch. Downloading all of those windows updates took FOREVER. So, here is how I managed to resize the Boot Camp partition and still get it to work in Fusion. These steps were performed on a MacBook Pro running Leopard and a Windows XP Boot Camp partition formatted as FAT32. More…

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