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Tech Messages | 2011-01-04
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A special extended edition of Tech Messages for 2010-12-22 through 2011-01-04:

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MySQL 5.5 GA launchd issues with Snow Leopard
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I did a clean install on my Macbook Pro this morning, part of the clean install means, re-downloading things like MySQL.

When I installed it, I noticed that the pref-pane wouldn’t start MySQL. Even when it asked for my admin password. I thought maybe it was a boot up issue, so I rebooted, and got an error telling me that the permissions for the start up item were in secure.

Here’s what I did to debug/fix the problem.

  • Change permission of /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM/MySQLCOM
  • edit /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server and edited line 46 and 47 to say
chown -R root:wheel /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM
x

[content_box style="yellow-box" title="Edit mysql.server file"]
basedir=/usr/local/mysql
datadir=/usr/local/mysql/data
[/content_box]

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There is already a bug filed for this..

How to test your WordPress Cache
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How I lost 30 pounds in 2010 – a weight loss guide for developers

Posted on December 30th, 2010 in blog, personal, zippykid.

2010 was a great year for me, I started a new company, and it’s been profitable since month 2, I closed my consulting company, and most importantly, I lost 30 pounds, and am more mobile/agile than I was in college. I’m 32 and I feel better than I did when I was 24. I’ve talked [...]

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How to make WordPress faster without the use of a plugin
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When it comes to web page load time, she should always say “wow, that was fast”.

A Quick update based on Frederick’s comment below

** Please do not take these tips as THE answer, this is a complement, not a replacement. I have purposely not given specifics on how to configure anything, or what value to set, because I don’t want people copy pasting things, and then having their site crashing. Regarding mod_pagespeed, I said it’s the most bang for OUR buck.. it’s not recommended in production, nor do we have it on for everyone else. **.

Webpage load time is getting more and more important these days, if you go into

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On HTML Sanitization, What, Why, How
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This is a very good article discussing the different HTML Sanitizers available in the PHP community, what they mean, and the general state of things. Even the WordPress sanitizer (Kses) is included in this review. I really recommend you read this before you start building your own mini cms.

How to: rotate wordpress posts into headline/feature status
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If you’re using the new Arthemia theme for WordPress you might notice that there are two areas of the theme that can have articles promoted to; namely Headline and Featured sections. This is controlled by category association. Basically you have a post and if you want it in the Headline area of the theme you attach the category “headline” to it, similarly for the featured section. Now, let’s say you don’t want to manually change this all the time since it can be time consuming to promote posts to those categories if you want rotating content.

Here’s a simple solution. In this bash script I connect to MySQL and remove the current associations from posts and then randomly choose posts to be promoted to the Headline and Featured categories. This can be

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451 CAOS Links 2010.07.27
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New projects. Old arguments. And more.

Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory on Twitter and Identi.ca
“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

New projects
# Gemini Mobile Technologies released Hibari, a new open source non-relational database for big data.

# Lockheed Martin launched the Eureka Streams open source project for enterprise social networking.

# Sony Pictures Imageworks expanded its open source initiative with the release of OpenColorIO.

Old arguments
# Kirk Wylie discussed the importance of natural split in open core



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451 CAOS Links 2010.07.16
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SugarCRM. Funding for EnterpriseDB and Morphlabs. Even more core. And more

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

Bittersweet
# OStatic asked whether SugarCRM has violated open source principles.

# Larry Augustin clarified SugarCRM’s approach to open source and openness.

# Savio Rodrigues advised anyone considering SugarCRM not to get hung-up on source code availability.

Funding round
# EnterpriseDB has reportedly raised $7.5m of a planned $12m round of funding.



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Installing Wordpress on Oracle Enterprise Linux LAMP stack
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A company blog can be easily configured in under 10 minutes using Wordpress, a popular open source LAMP product that runs a reported 12+ million blogs including those found at CNN, NY Times, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), ZDNet, MTV, People Magazine, Playstation and eBay.

A company blog is a great way for the dissemination of information to your user base as well as enabling a means of user feedback via comments.

The following steps show you how to download, configure and get your Wordpress blog operational.

Software Pre-Requisites

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Speed Up Your Wedding Photography Website in less than 5 minutes.
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If you have a wedding photography website, more than likely you want to showcase your work, or the work of your colleagues. You want to do this, without putting up low quality pictures, nor do you want to make your visitors wait 20 seconds before the page loads. Here are two plugins I use for my clients to help with this.

  • The Smush.it plugin. This plugin compresses your image using the Smush.it API from Yahoo!, I’ve used it to reduce a page size from 3MB to 1.3MB, which meant that visitors were able to see the site faster, and appreciate the photographs rather than their internet connection.
  • W3 Total Cache : This is a fairly advanced plugin that makes your site use MySQL less, and also helps you off load things onto a content delivery
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