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Getting command line access to PHP and MySQL running MAMP on OSX

If you have MAMP installed on your Mac OS X box, you're probably going to want command line access to those applications at some point. Assuming you're running a default install you'll run into difficulty when you type php or mysql without logging into the appropriate directory. In MAMP the directories are as follows: /Applications/MAMP/bin/php5/bin/php
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
January 26, 2009

Installing FTP on a CentOS 5 system

I recently had to install a FTP client on one of our live servers. This was a first time occurrence for me, so I thought it might be useful to document for anyone else looking to do the same. - Use yum to install the FTP package:$ yum install ftp
By Barrett Olafson, Senior Project Manager
January 22, 2009

VMWare: Recovering from running out of disk space on the Host machine

If you've ever run out of disk space you know what a pain that is. However when you run out of diskspace on the host machine running VMware, things get even more interesting. When disk space runs out on the Host VMs are plunged into a “stuck” state, which means they cannot be restarted or started normally. Generally the best way to manage the state of the server is to:
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
January 19, 2009

Adding a directory to subversion, and ignoring the directory contents

Sometimes when committing things to svn you want to commit a directory, but ignore all of the files inside it. Here's how.
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
November 25, 2008

Ubercart Checkout + IE7 + Google Toolbar Autofill = broken

Working on an Ubercart site recently, I ran into a small snag : some of the collapsible fieldsets weren't opening under IE7 when using the Google Toolbar w/ AutoFill enabled. Specifically, the Delivery & Billing information panes weren't displaying their form fields when expanded.
By Sean McKeon, Web Developer
October 25, 2008

New Look, New Blog

With our new look and feel finally released to the world, I thought I would take a moment to pontificate and see if I couldn't add something of value
By Sam LaRoe, Account Manager
October 21, 2008

Removing a Unix sym link

If you try deleting a symbolic link like this: rm -f test/ You get this: rm: cannot remove `test/': Not a directory Same deal if you try to use 'rmdir' to delete it. Here's what works: Remove the trailing slash from 'test/' and you're all gravy.
By Barrett Olafson, Senior Project Manager
September 30, 2008

Keeping in touch after the event

I attended the 2008 AIGA leadership retreat in Omaha, Nebraska (I'm starting in July as the new Web Chair for AIGA Portland). There were some great opportunities to talk about Web Development and get inspired about this great organization.
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
June 24, 2008

Top 12 Drupal Modules

I just got back from Webvisions here in Portland. There were a number of interesting presentations and conferences are always good to get revitalized. One presentation that was of particular interest to me was by Sean Larkin of OpenSourcery, where he covered Drupal as a development platform.
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
May 28, 2008

Paper Prototypes

When it comes to planning a technology application, you can't beat low tech. Given that I run a web technology company clients are often surprised that I rarely use my computer when planning a user interface. Instead I opt to create paper prototypes using a pen, paper, scissors and scotch tape. There are a number of reasons why this just works better.
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
April 1, 2008

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