Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

March 20th, 2013 - 4:32 pm § in Facebook, Internet, Technology

Firefox 22 and Facebook Applications

In the past few weeks there have been a number of articles that have hit the interwebs talking about the impact of Mozilla’s decision to stop Firefox from eating third party cookies.  Here’s one of the many articles, for reference. Firefox 22 to Stop Eating Third-Party Cookies | Webmonk[...]

February 6th, 2013 - 10:46 am § in Internet, Technology

Introduction to SEO Presentation

One of my co-workers sent around an Introduction to SEO Presentation this morning, and I thought it interesting enough to post here.  A few of the things I get asked fairly frequently ,as a technology professional, are what is SEO, how does it apply to my site, and do I have to do anything specia[...]

January 25th, 2013 - 9:20 am § in Internet, Symfony, Technology

Dumping doctrine entities without print_r

I’ve run into a problem with a personal project I’ve been working on, whereby my normal debugging process is to ensure I’m getting the correct data from the database using php’s print_r function. Recently this has been causing Apache to hang on my laptop, due to the massive q[...]

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 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. [...]

February 4th, 2010 - 3:25 pm § in Symfony, Technology

memcached as singleton in symfony « ESL Developer Blog

I happened across this today and found it quite interesting – wanted to document it for later use.  Effectively, its a method for implementing memcached using Propel in Symfony 1.2. memcached as singleton in symfony « ESL Developer Blog.[...]

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[...]