Thanks to the following post I have found out how to add helpful colours to directories and executable files in bash / terminal.
Add the following lines to your .bash_profile file in your home directory. Voila.
Six months ago I tried to get Apache, PHP, MySQL and Symfony on my Mac OSX build, so that I could avoid using a CentOS based dev environment I was running in VMWare Fusion. After weeks of struggling with compiling apache, php and mysql I gave up and stuck with CentOS Linux.
Today I stumbled across the following two tutorials as a result of switching to the NetBeans IDE for my php development work. In short, using the free version of MAMP and by following the steps described in the second tutorial you can be up and running with Symfony dev environment on your Mac. ;)
Fabien tweeted about this moments ago. The generous folks at UI Studio have put together a helpful checklist that every symfony developer should work through before launching an application.
- Custom 404 and other error/maintenance pages
- Security related
- PHP configuration
- User experience
Check it out at http://symfony-check.org
My answer to this questions was a big YES! Dug around the Internet and found the homepage of XDD(?).
In addition to his/her cool FLV QuickLook plugin he/she has also created a Folder and Archive plugin for QuickLook.
- Download and install Perian
- Simply drop the .qlgenerator file into “/Library/QuickLook”
- Type “killall Finder” on the command line in a terminal window (if you don’t know what this is simply reboot)
- Browse some .FLV files in Finder and you should be able to hit spacebar to bring up QuickLook – Voila!
My thanks go to XDD ;)
Just in case you are looking for a free ID3 editor for Mac OSX / Apple. I stumbled across Musorg today… a cracking simple little ID3 editor that is completely free.
Another one to add to the list of great free Mac OSX apps ;)
It seems Toyota, although they aren’t the first, just haven’t thought things through. Rather than let their customers have images sporting Toyota cars on the desktops of their PCs and Laptops, they have chosen issue a blanket DMCA notice to Desktop Nexus asking them to take down every desktop wallpaper featuring a Toyota car.
A great way of turning fans/customers against you. Well done Toyota.
If you are using o2 Broadband and are techie you’ll have noticed the DNS performance is terrible. Thanks to the folks at ADSLGuide.org.uk I have found out about OpenDNS.
They’ve even created some easy guides for each OS you may be using. Good luck.
Testing the iPhone WordPress app to blog from the road. Needless to say I wish I’d had this on my trip around the west coast of the United States last year.
I particurlarly like the way it downloads all reference data for you like categories and previous posts.
Once again I find myself blogging about something I spent way too long having to hunt down. Listed below is the download for Sony’s Vaio Zone software. In particular this is for the full install of Vaio Zone, not just the upgrade. :)
Why is this such a big thing?! If, like me, you have been trying to find this download on the main Sony website you’ll know why. Its impossible to find! :)
Sony Vaio Zone full install download (from Sony)
Credit goes to NotebookReview.com
I’ve just bought a Nokia N95. According to Nokia it does just about everything except make a cup of tea. Techies reading this will be particularly pleased to hear it supports SIP VOIP calls… according to Nokia anyway.
The truth is Orange and Vodafone have crippled the firmware of their Nokia N95s so that they aren’t able to make VOIP calls. The option is available under settings, but a key application that allows you to choose between a normal voice call, video call and VOIP call is missing!
Truphone, a company that makes an application just like the one mentioned above, have created a video documenting the difference between the standard N95 and the crippled Orange version. Truphone crippled Orange N95 demonstration
I have two options:
1. return the phone to Orange and get a T-Mobile contract with web’n walk (T-Mobile haven’t crippled their phones and neither have O2)
2. try to flash the firmware on the phone using tools such as Pheonix 2007 and BB5 Reaper 2006 (more info) available on the Internet (see my N95 page for details), although doing this will invalidate my warranty supposedly :(