• Thump. Thump. Is This Thing On?

    by  • 2005/07/17

    Well I finally managed to get WordPress running. It’s a blogging app focused on usability, but unfortunately it’s written in PHP. I spent way too much time trying to get it to work. Even with all error reporting turned on, including assertations, there wasn’t a single error message but it didn’t work OOTB. The...

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    Discovering Copies of Zlib

    by  • 2005/07/16

    Everybody running a linux machine needs to update their copy of the zlib libarary. If your application is dynamically linked, you’re golden – yum -y update . If you have a statically linked zlib in one or more of your applications, you have to know about it, and how do you do that? Well,...

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    New iPod Battery

    by  • 2005/07/16

    If you have an iPod battery that’s showing its age, replace it! I recently ordered a 2100mAH battery from TechRestore for under $30 and now the iPod is like new. The case took a bit of tweaking with the provided tools to crack open, but it was non-destructive and uncomplicated. Since it’s a Gen...

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    Safari Weirdness

    by  • 2005/07/16

    There’s something very wrong with the rendering of this application in Safari 1.3. Safari 2.0 looks fine . The HTML and .css are darn close to validating. I’ll clean them up but I don’t expect that’s what’s causing the problem. That 2.0 renders correctly suggests a Safari bug was fixed. Unfortunately you have to...

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    rsync Using sudo (No More root Logins)

    by  • 2005/02/08

    We all know root logins are a bad idea, but sometimes it’s tricky to do things like backups without using a root login. Through a combination of ssh keys and sudo it’s possible to setup a secure backup that doesn’t use a root login. I’ll describe a setup that uses the machine to be...

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    Maxing out MySQL

    by  • 2005/02/06

    FeedLounge, a popular web-based news feed reading service describes what they accomplished when they bumped up against some limits of MySQL and about their switch to PostgreSQL. There is some interesting and refreshingly civil discussion in the comments.

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    Disk Failure? Re-purchase All Your Music

    by  • 2005/01/02

    Ted Roche notes, over at Ted’s Radio Weblog, if you lose your copy of music you purchase from the iTunes Music Store, you have to buy it again. “Otherwise, if your hard disk becomes damaged or you lose any of the music you’ve purchased, you’ll have to buy any purchased music again to rebuild...

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