Microsoft and Yahoo! - My Take

A favorite theory among tech pundits is that the company that will eventually dethrone Google doesn't exist yet. Rather, it'll be the brainchild of former Googlers who quit when their current job becomes boring or their stock options vest. Imagine a mass exodus - hundreds of very rich, very smart engineers with nothing but free...

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Personal Yahoo!

Uncov Nails It

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Lost's Buried Treasures

For seven years I ran the largest Stephen King site on the net. When I sold it in 2005 I thought I put that world behind me for good. I had a final article printed in Lighthouse Magazine and moved on. But, like most things, it has a way of creeping back into...

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How To Install PEAR in Mac OS X Leopard

Unlike previous version of OS X, Leopard doesn't come with PHP's PEAR repository installed by default. Luckily, installing is quick and painless. From a command line: curl http://pear.php.net/go-pear > go-pear.php sudo php -q go-pear.php Just press enter to select all the default choices except for the installation directory. For that, use /usr/local. (Thanks,...

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macOS PHP

Navigate Yahoo! Search Results Using Only Your Keyboard

Google has an experimental search page where you can test drive new search result layouts. My favorite is the Keyboard Shortcuts option. This lets you navigate and view search results using only the keyboard - no mouse required! It's a huge benefit for Quicksilver fans. Now that Yahoo! is my default search engine, I desperately...

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Hacks Yahoo!

Retain Your Employees With Your Ideals, Not Your Perks

Earlier today I was asked what I look for in a job. Specifically, what it would take to retain me past the typical "three year burnout" period tech workers often find themselves up against. The usual answers came to mind: a fun corporate environment, challenging assignments, working with people smarter than myself. Those are...

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50 States Programming Puzzle

Anders Pearson posted an interesting programming puzzle today on Thraxil.org: Take the names of two U.S. States, mix them all together, then rearrange the letters to form the names of two other U.S. States. What states are these? He found out about it from Mark Nelson who, in turn, heard it on...

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PHP

How to Enable PHP5 In Mac OS X Leopard

I've seen a lot of visitors searching for information on enabling PHP5 in Mac OS X Leopard. It turns out to be quite easy. Leopard ships with Apache 2 and PHP 5 pre-installed. To enable PHP simply: Open your favorite text editor and edit /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf Uncomment line number 114. It should read LoadModule php5_module ...

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macOS PHP

My Favorite New Leopard Feature

Select a file in Finder and press ↩ to rename it. Finder now excludes the file extension...

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macOS

Leopard First Impressions

If you squint your eyes and look to the side of your monitor, Leopard is actually quite attractive. VirtualHostX is broken at the moment. That'll be fixed as soon as I roll out Apache 2 support. The new iCal is hot. I love that there is now a physical separation between local...

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