I usually do not do this; I do not shamelessly copy a post of someone else if I can’t improve upon it or add to it.
But this one… this is a short post with a must-see video.
I read/viewed it here: http://www.onemorething.nl/2012/12/mini-college-waarom-windows-8-zuigt
Continue reading “Why windows8 suxx… big time…”
[Update november 27th; DiY FusionDrive confirmed!, see last page]
[Update november 9th; Do-it-yourself FusionDrive available!, see last page]
For a change, a regular blog post, not a how-to or a script to share, just some info on a “new” technology “invented” by Apple; Fusion Drive.
First of all; what is it?
Well, that’s a difficult question, since only Apple really knows and there probably isn’t a Mac outside of Apple HQ that runs on it. But based on the information presented by Apple and discussed by many techfora, like arstechnica and ubergizmo, already discussed Fusion Drive in depth and here’s the scuttlebutt;
1. Apple Fusion Drive combines a regular HDD with a fast SSD so files accessed often are available at high speeds, others are on the large capacity storage. All seamless and even so that certain files of one project can be on the SSD (the files you use) and others on the HDD (the documentation). It’s file-based (actually block-based), it’s seamless, it’s automatic. It fits the Apple philosophy perfectly; it’s dead-easy to use. Continue reading “Apple Fusion Drive – What is it and what the *#%@ do we do with it? [CONFIRMED]”
So, you’re developing with SVN and you want to use branches? Creating a branch is easy, but switching between them by manually typing those URLs can be annoying. Use this script :) Continue reading “Handy Shell Scripts – part IV – svnswitchto.sh”
Now that we have a Development Webserver, we may have a local DNS server running to use a local TLD on the localhost and we have SSL added to our setup, we have discarded VirtualHostX , there is one thing that needs manual labor; and we hate that! (don’t we?). Maintaining the Apache2 Virtual-Host Configuration file and – in case of a DNS-less setup – the hosts file. Now, we do this automated! (Read on!)
Continue reading “(Semi-)Automatically rebuild Apache VHOST configuration (Handy Shell Scripts – part III – rba.sh)”
Apache2 is already installed on any Mac and most setups (like MAMP or MacPorts) just ignore the built in Apache and install their own version. Shame. You wouldn’t ignore your own car just and get another one to pull a trailer while your own car can do the job perfectly.
Continue reading “Development WebServer on OSX Lion – HomeBrew/MariaDB/PECL”
Hi all. It’s been a while since I posted something interesting, sorry ’bout that. For now I can make setting up a new web server, or upgrading it after an OSX upgrade, a bit easier. A colleague of mine tried it and ran into some problems concerning the different steps to take, so this post should help you get it done with more ease.
Continue reading “The “Ultimate” Guide to a Development Webserver on OSX”
When building API-like applications in PHP, one issue will always remain; a high load will eventually slow down everything. To prevent over-loading, anyone will come to the conclusion a cache is needed. The most access calls should be served without recalculating anything to free up CPU-time.
Caching can be done on Disk, in a database (indirectly also Disk-caching), or directly in memory.
To setup MemCache and use this memory-caching-system, read on :)
Continue reading “MemCache – In-memory-caching in PHP”
I know, I know, it’s been a while. Having had a very very busy month, no time for any blogging whatsoever, it’s now time for a new post. It’s just a quick note, however. How to make your var_dump()s and php-errors more readable and esthetically pleasing?
Continue reading “Pretty-print PHP debug and error output”
About ten years ago I was very into PGP-ing my mail. This was when I was in my Windows stage using The Bat! mail client. This stage luckily passed about 6 years ago, you can read about it here, in case you’re interested. After switching to Mac I went searching for an alternative and found a PGPmail plugin for Apple Mail, but I also found a better, Mail-native, way to sign and optionally encrypt e-mail using nothing more that Apple Mail and an S/MIME certificate. This is not very difficult and certainly not new, but for all intents and purposes, I will list the steps to take to generate, install and distribute your certificate. Furthermore, since the iOS 6, S/MIME is supported on your iPhone and iPad (and possibly iPod Touch, I cannot tell, I don’t own one), and I’ll tell you how to install the certificates on those devices as well.
Continue reading “Digitally sign and optionally encrypt your e-mail – also on your iPhone/iPad!”
[Deprecated: for OSX 10.9 and up, please use rba.sh.]
It has been a while since I posted my guides for setting up a local development environment and how to add SSL to this set-up. This setup, among other things, required the use of a hostname-to-ip-management type of software. My choice was VirtualHostX.
Recent events have brought a new temporary colleague to our workforce and he brought in some fresh blood – so to speak (post in Dutch).
Today I have successfully eliminated the need for VirtualHostX – at least, in my development environment.
Continue reading “Use BIND (named) to create a multi-VirtualHost configuration – no more VirtualHostX”