Why you should upgrade to OS X Lion – sooner rather than later!

Every 2nd Saturday and Sunday makes up what I call "F1 Weekend". I run a Winfast USB HDTV tuner, which only runs in Windows, and so I have to run it virtually in Parallels Desktop on my Mac. It runs great on my now, old and continually ageing MacBook Pro - until I upgraded to …

IIS, PHP, and LDAPS with Active Directory.

Why you'd ever want to do this is probably a discussion best left to the political arena. But for the purpose of that thing I call my "day job", I was required to do just this. External website, authenticates against Active Directory using LDAPS. Website is coded in PHP, and runs on IIS on Windows …

knowledge

important lessons learnt today (aka, a very important message authorised and spoken by A Knowles, Brisbane on behalf of himself): 1. study is great, but only if you study the right stuff (i.e. that which you don't already know) 2. knowledge is power (@petrie friends represent!) in completing the task at hand 3. greater knowledge …

osCommerce Stock Level Hack

osCommerce fails to check stock level correctly when going through the order process. The problem is two fold, and is worsened by the use of PayPal. If you use PayPal for payments, this code will not work as expected for you. The checkout_process.php file is the final script in the checkout workflow, and performs the …

Prime number generator

This is a little something I've been working on for an experiment. It's a pretty basic prime number generator. At the moment, it's using what I call, an "exponential" search function which I thought of. It's probably been thought of by someone else, but I'm calling it my own for the time being. In my …

Making the most of University

I feel like a bit of an IT guy, turned philosopher with most of my recent posts, but what the heck! Back to another hectic semester of uni, and I've learnt a very valuable lesson from one of my lecturers already. For all the university students out there, hoping to one day make it big, …

Subversion, Trac, Apache & mod_dav_svn

I had looked at this a while ago but gave up thinking it was too hard, too time consuming. It still is. To begin with, Subversion, or SVN, is a version control system, typical used by programmers and the like. I have previously used it professionally, and came to the conclusion that I needed to …

TMG 2010 – Export Some, Not All

Quick heads up. In TMG 2010, in the Toolbox sidebar, if you run "Export All" on a Network Object (e.g. Domain Name Sets or URL Sets), it doesn't export "all". This function exports "all objects that are currently assigned to a rule". Not "all" in the English sense, everything, all encompassing, etc etc. To re-iterate, …