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Symfony, PHP, OS X and how not to be an idiot. (can’t find driver mysql) error

Leopard 10.5.7 now comes with PHP 5.2.8, I wasn’t aware of this, and it’s caused me a great amount of agony and hair pulling over the past few days. So, for those of you running XAMPP and recently upgraded to 10.5.7 you may want to be aware of this.

When I had installed XAMPP, I had removed the php binaries in /usr/bin, and linked them to their equivalents in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/bin/

10.5.7, removed the php symlink and replaced it with the 5.2.8 binary. This caused all sorts of problems for me, as my tasks stopped working. The fix is simple, just replace the symlink again.

Thought I’d share this with others in the same situation as me. On irc people told me to switch to MAMP, but that’s not solving the problem .

AWS Experience Part 3: Trying Another Instance

Hi all,

Hmmmm...

I switched on my machine this morning thinking a new day will bring new results. Nope. Same old results. As I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, I created a server instance using Fedora with LAMP, complete with MySQL. Hmmm.. Sound good? Well, it comes with MySQL 4.1. Normally an update would be a straightforward process. Since Fedora 8 doesn't come with an

apt-get

command, I chose to go the

yum

route. I tried

 yum update mysql-server

. No dice. problems. I spent another 30 minutes or so, trying to correct the problem, but to no avail. So I decided to create a whole new server instance with Fedora 8 and no MySQL. I manually installed MySQL on the machine, by doing the following:

  • I download the MySQL sever, cient, and headers and libraries from the MySQL.com.
    wget …
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AWS Experience Part 3: Trying Another Instance

Hi all,

Hmmmm...

I switched on my machine this morning thinking a new day will bring new results. Nope. Same old results. As I mentioned in an earlier blog entry, I created a server instance using Fedora with LAMP, complete with MySQL. Hmmm.. Sound good? Well, it comes with MySQL 4.1. Normally an update would be a straightforward process. Since Fedora 8 doesn't come with an

apt-get

command, I chose to go the

yum

route. I tried

 yum update mysql-server

. No dice. problems. I spent another 30 minutes or so, trying to correct the problem, but to no avail. So I decided to create a whole new server instance with Fedora 8 and no MySQL. I manually installed MySQL on the machine, by doing the following:

  • I download the MySQL sever, cient, and headers and libraries from the MySQL.com.
    wget …
[Read more]
Redefining Spam, in the age of Twitter

For the past few months, I’ve been helping my friend develop and market Philtro .
We’ve gone through various iterations of the elevator pitch for it, and the one that seems to be kinda working, is: “It’s like a spam filter for your Twitter account.”

At SXSW, I got the opportunity to talk to Guy Kawasaki about this tool, and he said “There is no spam on twitter, if you don’t like it, don’t follow them”.

While that’s an easy way to handle spam, I also realized that the word Spam means different things to different people.

On Twitter, nothing is UCE. It’s easy to block the profiles with …

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HiTCHO Top tech tips

I recent visit with old Brisbane friend HiTCHO which I met at the Brisbane MySQL Users Group in 2005, has lead to this cool list of some hardware and software technologies he used that I am now considering or have already implemented or purchased.

Software

  1. xmarks.com - Bookmark-Powered Web Discovery
  2. Pulse - Smart Pen
  3. Quicksilver Mac windows manager
  4. MailPlane - Brings Gmail to your Mac desktop
  5. Evernote - Remember Everything, with Firefox plugin and iPhone App
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AWS Experience Part 2: Accessing the Cloud

Hi all,

Today I'll be write more about my experiences with Amazon Web Services. Before I continue, I'd like to provide some background information.

I signed up for Amazon Web Services. I used the Fedora LAMP AMI to create a server instance. The main reason for choosing this AMI was its inclusion of MySQL and Apache, a nice little package indeed. I ran into a few problems at first. Because I am based in Europe, I am allowed to use only the EU-West region, and the default in the US-East region. The drop down list is rather small, and i took a couple of unsuccessful instances to figure out that this was the problem. When I say "unsuccessful instances," I mean that the nothing appeared in the browser when I copied the public DNS to the browser's address bar. I attached an EBS volume to the server instance and it was OK.

Now for more on the command line.

I spent a lot of time messing around with the commands in the …

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AWS Experience Part 2: Accessing the Cloud

Hi all,

Today I'll be write more about my experiences with Amazon Web Services. Before I continue, I'd like to provide some background information.

I signed up for Amazon Web Services. I used the Fedora LAMP AMI to create a server instance. The main reason for choosing this AMI was its inclusion of MySQL and Apache, a nice little package indeed. I ran into a few problems at first. Because I am based in Europe, I am allowed to use only the EU-West region, and the default in the US-East region. The drop down list is rather small, and i took a couple of unsuccessful instances to figure out that this was the problem. When I say "unsuccessful instances," I mean that the nothing appeared in the browser when I copied the public DNS to the browser's address bar. I attached an EBS volume to the server instance and it was OK.

Now for more on the command line.

I spent a lot of time messing around with the commands in the …

[Read more]
AWS Experience Part 1: Setting up the Tools

Hi all,

I've just been reassigned (partially) to make sense of using a MySQL database server in the cloud, namely in Amazon Web Services. I'll be blogging about my experiences. Today is part 1.

After creating the account, I got to work. I signed up for EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud 2), Simple Storage, and EBS (storage that allows for persistence). I played around with starting an instance, terminating it, etc. Then I got started with the command line tools. This is what I did.

  • I made sure that my JAVA_HOME was set correctly in my mac: I typed
    export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/Home/
    
    in the terminal. Then I typed
    $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -version
    
    to confirm that the JAVA_HOME was indeed set correctly.
  • Then I made created a .ec2 directory in my home directory. I then added my private key and X.509 certificate to this directory. I also made sure to point to these locations
    export …
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AWS Experience Part 1: Setting up the Tools

Hi all,

I've just been reassigned (partially) to make sense of using a MySQL database server in the cloud, namely in Amazon Web Services. I'll be blogging about my experiences. Today is part 1.

After creating the account, I got to work. I signed up for EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud 2), Simple Storage, and EBS (storage that allows for persistence). I played around with starting an instance, terminating it, etc. Then I got started with the command line tools. This is what I did.

  • I made sure that my JAVA_HOME was set correctly in my mac: I typed
    export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/Home/
    
    in the terminal. Then I typed
    $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -version
    
    to confirm that the JAVA_HOME was indeed set correctly.
  • Then I made created a .ec2 directory in my home directory. I then added my private key and X.509 certificate to this directory. I also made sure to point to these locations
    export …
[Read more]
Launching AeroSQL – a MySql web based manager built with ExtJS library

I’ve developed a MySql manager back in 2000 for MySql 3.23 using Borland Delphi. The software was used internally in a company. I’ve decided to switch completely to web based application development. I found ExtJS and I was amazed! … Then I thought what application to develop in order to get some ExtJS experience, so […]

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