PHP Development with XAMPP

Larry Ullman wrote a great post about his experience with MAMP. Many years before I heard about MAMP I had been using XAMPP (, it was in fact that a friend told me about the great piece of software he was using called MAMP which was only $39 (at the time, today you have to […]

Linux: Check httpd.conf file before restarting server

Code [code] /usr/sbin/apachectl configtest [/code] If you have made changes to the httpd.conf file do not restart your server right away but rather run the configtest command that will provide valuable information on what errors there may be in your configuration of any.

Installing vim with ruby support (+ruby) – Stack Overflow

on mac os x, assuming you have Homebrew installed: brew install This version of vim has ruby support enabled Source: via Even faster installation if you have Homebrew available on MAC OS X.

Installing vim with ruby support (+ruby) – Stack Overflow

sudo apt-get install mercurialhg clone vimcd vim./configure –enable-rubyinterpmakesudo make install To test if things look fancy: vim –version | grep ruby via Installing vim with Ruby support.

Origami In the Pursuit of Perfection on Vimeo


The General Problem

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Chmod Cheats

prompt> chmod 0755 prompt> chmod 755 prompt> chmod u=rwx,g=rx,o=rx prompt> chmod u=rwx,go=rx prompt> chmod u+rwx,g+rx,g-w,o+rx,o-w prompt> chmod u+rwx,go+rx,go-w via

Video/Audio Encoding Cheat Sheet for FFmpeg

This is a small personal cheat sheet for encoding audio/video encoding where I put some of my most used stuff with FFmpeg and other tools. I use H.264 and AAC on MP4, M4V or MKV container most of the time. via

Refinery CMS SVN history in real time (video)

We’re very excited about that, and very grateful to the 70-plus contributors who’ve made it better and more powerful. In honor of you all, Phil Arndt created this awesome video (thanks also to Gource). It’s 125 MB, so you’ve been warned. But it really is worth checking out.  via

Create Dynamic and Textured 3D Text with Perspective in Photoshop and Illustrator

In this design tutorial you will be taken through an extensive step by step on how to create detailed 3D text that sits in created environment. We will map graphics onto our artwork, add lighting, texture and more utilizing Illustrator, Photoshop and a bit of patience. This tutorial assumes an Intermediate to Advanced level of […]