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March 28th, 2013 - 1:21 pm § in Computers, Internet

IE9 Quirks Mode

Ran into an interesting issue today at work, we had people randomly ending up in IE9 Quirks mode when viewing a page we’re developing. Since IE9 Quirks mode is pretty much useless, this was obviously causing some significant display issues. A bit of Googling revealed a solution (and a probably[...]

November 21st, 2012 - 11:26 am § in Computers, Servers, Symfony, Technology

Fixing VMWare Fusion permissions for shares under Ubuntu guest

I’ve been running into weird issues with running Symfony on an Ubuntu VM Guest, with the files shared via hgfs (VMWare file sharing), where I’d get PHP Errors like: “Unexpected $end” in the generated cache files.  After much googling, I came across this blog post – I&#[...]

November 18th, 2012 - 10:37 pm § in Computers, Servers, Technology, Unix

The Tuxnetworks Linux Bible: HOWTO: VirtualBox “headless” on Lucid Lynx

Came across this little gem – very helpful in setting up a virtual machine on my home file-server (which btw, doesn’t even have a monitor connected to it). The Tuxnetworks Linux Bible: HOWTO: VirtualBox “headless” on Lucid Lynx.[...]

March 1st, 2012 - 10:13 am § in Computers, Facebook, Internet, Technology

Facebook Timeline for Pages coming soon

Okay, so everyone and their brother / sister / cousin appears to be doing write-ups on the new changes coming down the pipe on March 30th for Facebook brand pages, but I thought I’d try and take a bit of a different approach and summarize some of the changes in a concise, whats changing and [&[...]

February 23rd, 2012 - 9:29 am § in Computers, Internet

Firefox built in devtools annoyances

For those of you who might come across this, I finally got super annoyed with the built in “Inspect Element” option in the right-click menu in Firefox, it just happens to sit right above the Firebug inspect element option. So I’d continually click that first, then have to close it [...]

February 24th, 2011 - 5:29 pm § in Computers, Internet, Personal, Technology

Usage Based Billing (UBB) from a techie’s perspective

I know a lot of Canadians are weighing in on UBB (not enough mind you) but a good chunk of us are. Meanwhile most other countries are pointing at Canada and laughing. So, I thought I’d take a few minutes, and jot down my own thoughts on the matter, mostly for my own benefit. In […][...]

December 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm § in Apple, Computers, Servers, Technology, Unix

Dealing with OS X resource forks in samba

Figured I’d put up a quick post. I’ve been growing more and more annoyed with OS X creating resource forks to some of my mapped samba drives, and after searching high and low for a method of disabling resource fork creation on network drives, I’ve effectively come up empty handed. [...]

November 18th, 2009 - 2:07 pm § in Computers, Internet, Technology

9 + 1 Ways ISPs Screw You Over

Happened across an interesting / simple explanation for those who don’t know how ISPs screw their customers, and thought I would add another way ISPs screw over their customers. You can read the first 9 ways here: 9 Ways ISPs Screw You Over. 10.  ISPs advertise speeds in a way that only peop[...]

November 17th, 2009 - 1:02 pm § in Computers, Miscellaneous, Servers, Unix

Ubuntu 8.04 iSCSI shutdown

Just a quick post today – I ran into the same issue many many other people seem to have, that being connecting to an iSCSI target in Ubuntu 8.04 means you cannot cleanly shut-down your system as it will hang during the shutdown process. I’ve been doing a little bit of research as to why [...]

April 22nd, 2009 - 10:30 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Sun buys MySQL, Oracle buys Sun…

So, big news of the week, Oracle just bought Sun Microsystems for some ridiculous amount of money ($7.4 billion in cash).  Aside from the obvious moanings of how I wish I had $7.4 billion in cash just sitting around so I can buy up companies like playing monopoly, this deal has me (and likely a [&h[...]