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  • phpMyAdmin configuration for Mac OS X bundled PHP and Apache

    If you’re not into using XAMPP/MAMP for your local development sandbox and you’d like to go with the stack that comes preinstalled on a Mac, you could have trouble configuring phpMyAdmin.

  • Installing Drush on Mac OS X the developer way

    This is a quick walkthrough of how to somewhat painlessly install the Drupal Shell – Drush.

  • Workaround for ImageMagick convert returning 5

    If you've installed ImageMagick from MacPorts, e.g. for a 32-bit Mac for which there are no prebuilt binaries, you could have seen ImageMagick not working with PHP exec() on localhost even though it works from  the command line.

  • Drupal multisite vs single site performance on Debian

    The following benchmark proves that a traditional single site Drupal setup isn't any faster than its multisite counterpart.

  • Safari 5 is a disappointment

    It really must be the most leaking browser platform there is. In this regard Safari 5 is no different from Safari 4 and all the fancy features that were added don't make up for the memory failures.
  • ActionScript 3 lacks functionality for visible bounds of DisplayObject

    The following has already been listed as a feature request at Adobe Bug System and is only to illustrate the situation which is basically the lack of badly needed functionality in ActionScript 3.

    The problem relates to flash.geom.PerspectiveProjection introduced with the load of native 3D in Flash 10.

  • How to run a site with gzip compression and why it matters

    Since Google is now considering site speed for PageRank, it has made developers and SEO crowd thinking about it. First and probably the simplest thing is to turn on GNU zip compression.
  • Creatives should remind Apple they exist

    Throughout Mac's history, Adobe-based creatives have formed a considerable bunch of Apple's clientele. Most of them can also be referred to as macheads who have been loyal customers and brought along new crowd. Now, in the light of recent news in regard to iDevice and the new Developer Agreement, Adobe community has been locked out of these devices. Action is required.

  • Embed system fonts with Flex SDK

    This little ActionScript 3 snippet will convert the system font to a SWF font instance that you can use in your AS3 project.

  • Enhance the ugly Eclipse icon on your Dock

    It's pretty certain that an average Flash/RIA developer cares about how the dev tools look. If a piece of software looks ugly, it's unlikely to be used.

    Eclipse in that matter is one such tool. On Mac OS X its Dock icon looks ugly and the splash screen isn't any better either.

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