Today I had some apps remain on LaunchPad after deleting them from the applications folder. Apple has some work to do as there was no way of removing these apps from LaunchPad except through terminal. Here is how to use Mac Terminal to remove apps from LaunchPad. Replace APPNAME with the name of the app.…

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So recently I have been put in a situation where I am forced to think about copyrights (the law not the band). Despite my personal resistance to the field it’s probably a good thing to have a good grasp of. Here is an overview of some general principles worth knowing. Who owns the copyright? Generally…

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I remember when I first came across the mysterious double-colon (::), also known as the Scope Resolution Operator. I was experimenting with a php library I hadn’t written, but was asked to extend, and at the time I had no idea what classes were, how they worked, or how they helped. To try and figure…

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I like Dropbox. I use it all the time to share files across machines and work on group projects. However, I don’t like how Dropbox duplicates files as and saves them as conflicted copies. It’s not something that I need or use. I just delete those “conflicted” files. 99.99% of the time the conflicted files…

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Today I had to set the PHP script execution time directly from within the php file. Here’s what I did. Add the following code to your file. You can change the seconds to what you need. It is important to be careful using this on a live server. If you allow a script to run…

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My first post for this blog was about inspiration and why I believed it was necessary for success in business. The other day I was watching some videos of Steve Jobs on You Tube talking about business success. In the interview he stated that passion was the ingredient that sustained successful people until they had…

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