Posts from March 2009.

Virtual Hosts for PHP5 on OS X 10.5 Leopard

I just spent a good hour trying to work out why virtual hosts wasn’t working for me on my local machine. Turns out I needed to:

1) Enable virtual hosts by uncommenting the line

Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

in httpd.conf

2) Add the line


to httpd.conf. I put it under the line

Listen 80

for now.


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Entropy PHP Working With OSX 10.5

Thanks to davidje13 in this post on the entropy forum I have php with all the bells and whistles including gd, mb_ and zip working on a 10.5 macbook pro.

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Backup or Transfer Navicat 6 Connections on OSX

I needed to take all the connections from my old machine and move them and navicat 6 over to the new one.

There is no exporter built into Navicat version 6, so I was more than a little concerned that I was going to have to find all my details and plug all the connections settings back in. Luckily this wasn’t the case.

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Firewire 400 Device To Firewire 800 Port eg Macbook Pro

I have a new Macbook Pro 15″ and an external hard drive which has a Firewire 400 port.

So I needed to connect a Firewire 400 (6 pin not square) male (drive with cable) to a Firewire 800 (9 pin square) female (macbook pro)

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Safely Disposing Of An Old hard Drive Or Computer

So you’re upgrading your computer or replacing the hard drive and you want to be sure that the information on the old drive is no longer readable. Just delete the files or format the drive right? Nope. Still readable by bad people.

The only way to ensure the drive is no longer readable is to destroy the actual disk, and the best way to do that is to….

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