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What is RAID 6

Tim Barsness • September 18, 2009

Raid 6 is an improvement on RAID 5 that allows for failure of any two drives with data remaining in tact as opposed to single drive failure in RAID 5. It does this by using two…

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Highrise API Wrapper

Tim Barsness • September 16, 2009

Since Soocial no longer syncs with highrise, I’ve been looking for another solution to sync with my google apps.  I’ve decided I’ll be writing my own, which I will release later. In the mean time, I’ve…

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PHP self Keyword

Tim Barsness • September 4, 2009

The self keyword is one I hadn’t learned. It’s equivalent to using $this in a static context, so: self::callStaticMethod();. I had classes where I was using Classname::getConn(); and having to change Classname every time I change…

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Using your own image for ShareThis Widget

Andy Stramer • August 28, 2009

The ShareThis widget is pretty handy for getting your site viral but it sometimes doesn’t always fit into your design. ShareThis has the option to use your own image to open the widget window. To save…

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PHPMailer Attachment Error

Andy Stramer • August 19, 2009

Recently I was getting an error on one of our sites. It was a simple form that has an upload field that uploads a file and emails it. I was getting this error however: Could Not…

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How Do I Recover a Lost Joomla Administrator Password

Tim Barsness • August 13, 2009

Lost passwords are the bane of my existence. Luckily, lots of places offer password recovery options. A Joomla 1.0.0 site for a long time client of mine wasn’t one of those sites. Given that the password…

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Writing data to a google spreadsheet

Andy Stramer • August 11, 2009

Today a client wanted all form data to be saved to a spreadsheet. I knew it’s possible to do it to excel but I came across an easier solution. Google spreadsheets, I realized, is very easy…

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How To Duplicate a PGSQL database

Tim Barsness • August 10, 2009

Recently I needed to create a duplicate of PGSQL database.  Being a MySQL guy, I didn’t know off hand how to do it, but here is an easy way: pg_dump original_db > original_db.sql createdb new_db psql…

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Dreamhost $97 Promo Code DPC97

Tim Barsness • August 8, 2009

I just signed a client up for a dreamhost account for email. They have a large number of mailboxes and we are thinking this will be a good solution. I decided to check for promo codes…

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$_GET Getter Plugin for WordPress

Andy Stramer • August 4, 2009

Here is a new plugin for getting a query string variable into a wordpress post or page. Where ever you want your “get” variable to appear just type . So if your url is http://www.yoursite.com/apageorpost?thevariable=success, get…

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PHP Date Issue strtotime() vs. date()

Tim Barsness • July 31, 2009

I ran into the following date issue in PHP: adding one month to July 31, 2009 yields August 31, 2009; but, adding 2 months to July 31, 2009 yields October 1, 2009. Tell me how that…

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Growl from PHP

Tim Barsness • July 29, 2009

I just found this nifty PHP class for sending growl notifications from sitecrafting.com.  Very nifty.  Here’s some sample code to get it going: // Setup $growl = new Growl(); $growl->setAddress(’127.0.0.1’); $growl->addNotification("Test"); $growl->register();   // Send Notification…

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SQL Server Error 3154

Tim Barsness • July 16, 2009

I ran accross the SQL Server error 3154. In SQL Server 2008, it says “Restore Failed for Server ‘ServerName\InstanceName’” Additional Information: “System.Data.SQLClient.SqlError: The backup set holds a backup of a database other than the existing ‘dbname’…

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Soocial Highrise Sync

Tim Barsness • July 14, 2009

There were two main reasons I went with Highrise for CRM.  First, because of its simplicity, and second because of its ability to sync with Soocial.  This functionality is advertised on their website yet when you…

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Time Machine Backup to a Network Drive

Tim Barsness • July 5, 2009

I just set up Time Machine to backup to a network drive.  It was surprisingly easy to do.  As simple as creating a disk image in disk utility and telling time machine where to find it. …

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