SSL (HTTPS) on your Development WebServer

It took me a while and finally found a working, but a bit ugly, solution. Not to bore you with the details, here are the step by step instruction on how to get HTTPS working on your development web server. Please note, this is not a good setup for live web servers, you will have to take security into account if you use this on a publicly available web server. Continue reading “SSL (HTTPS) on your Development WebServer”

Handy Shell Scripts – part II – manage_launchpad.sh

The second script I’d like to share is one to list or delete items from the OSX Lion launchpad. It’s a very basic script with semi-cryptic output, but it’s useable for the two or three times you’ll ever use it.

Have you looked at your launchpad? It probably has twenty or more items you would like removed, but, …., OSX doesn’t allow you to remove items. Luckily it’s just an SQLITE database and with a few carefully built SQL queries, we can cleanup duplicates and unwanted items.

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Handy Shell Scripts – part I – svntag.sh

Everyone has ’em. Well, maybe not EVERYONE, but a good many of us, programmers do; those handy little scripts and one-liners that make our jobs a little easier.

The first I’d like to share is one I use daily about a dozen times; svntag.sh
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