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...on a Friday afternoon in July. I decided to finish setting up VPN access to the office and part of the process was to change our local subnet of "192.168.1.0" to "192.168.x.0" (for x > 1) to avoid ip address conflicts with most home routers. It's not a difficult...read more
TL;DR: Disable mouse pointer acceleration. I installed OSX Lion onto my work machine this week and, while I do love the new features, I've been having some problems. Most notably, once I switched away from the carpel-tunnel-causing Magic Mouse to the luscious Logitech...read more
Given that I built this system 2 weeks ago it isn't quite "new" but it mines at around 750-800 Mhash/sec, or 1 bitcoin every 2 days (via deepbit). I think that's pretty respectable. Here's the rig that I've christened "Newbie": 2x ATI Radeon HD 5850 video cards (w/...read more
In mod.structure.php function nav() insert the highlighted line: [php highlight="81" firstline="76"] ... // Miscellaneous parameters $depth = $this->EE->TMPL->fetch_param('limit_depth', 1); $exclude = $this->EE->TMPL->fetch_param('exclude', NULL); $mode =...read more
On my first day at POWERSHiFTER I was greeted with a desk & chair to be assembled and a new iMac to be configured and while I had my chair built and desk organized in no time, setting up my iMac has been much more of a process. Sure, MobileMe automagically configured...read more
A recent project with POWERSHiFTER had us designing an Expression Engine-driven site with a ridiculous amount of content (110,000 words / 500+ printed pages). Luckily the content was very well organized and came complete with internal addressing system for each of the...read more
When installing phpMyAdmin 3.3.10 on my Nginx 0.8.76, PHP-FPM 5.3.6 (w/ APC + memcached) & MySQL 5.5.9 setup, I first encountered this problem: 2011/04/06 14:17:36 [error] 32174#0: *9366 FastCGI sent in stderr: "PHP Warning: Unknown: Unable to allocate memory for...read more
Dan showed me at a snippet to slap into your ~/.bash_profile to display the current git branch in your prompt for the working directory (provided it's a git repo). Very cool stuff. Here is my version with colours changes to suit my tastes: function...read more
Did you know you can easily download plugins from Magento Connect without using the (terrifying) Magento Connect Downloader? Well yes, you can! Magento has a bash script named "pear" that will allow you to interact with Magento's Pear repositories. The script is found...read more
I have been running various Magento Community Editions on my Debian servers with Nginx, PHP-FPM & MySQL without any problems for some time, but I today I ran into some trouble installing Magento Enterprise Edition 1.8! I really had no idea what was happening because...read more
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