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.…Read More How to remove apps from Mac OS X Lion LaunchPad
Having toyed with the idea of hooking up my Samsung monitor as a TV for a the last few months, yesterday I took the next step and purchased an Apple TV. Was it everything I had hoped it was? Not exactly. The name Apple TV had conjured up ideas and hopes of the first truly…Read More Apple TV. Is it everything I had hoped it was?
So today I thought, I wonder what the definitions for the URL and URI acronyms are. Just incase anyone else out there is curious too. URL: Uniform Resource Locator URI: Uniform Resource Identifier So what’s the difference between the two? All URLs are URIs, but not all URIs are URLs. It’s like trying to…Read More What do URL and URI stand for?
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…Read More Copyright 101
I thought it would be fun to post random videos and things I find interesting about machines on this blog every weekend. This one is pretty cool. I think lego and rubiks cubes are two of the best inventions ever and putting them together is even better. So here’s my first “weekend special”, it’s a…Read More Awesome lego machine solves Rubiks cube!
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…Read More The Scope Resolution Operator (::) explained
What is a Class A class is also known as an object. To better understand the concept of an object, think of it as you would a material object like a bear. Let’s pretend that we are going to have to make a bear using a class. To start you would give the animal a…Read More PHP Classes briefly explained
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…Read More Remove dropbox conflicted files on Mac or Linux using Terminal
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…Read More Increase PHP Script Execution Time Limit Using ini_set()
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…Read More Life lesson #2: Passion is not a luxury.