If you have PHP installed and you've loaded up 10. ….

If you have PHP installed and you've loaded up 10.2.4 you've probably noticed that PHP no longer works. By editing httpd.conf in the following way I was able to get PHP back and running. Disclaimer: I don't really know what I'm doing here, I'm just a guy armed with BBEdit and some vague notions. Follow my lead at your peril. That said:

  1. Open httpd.conf in the text editor of your choice.
  2. Find the following lines and uncomment them:
    #LoadModule php4_module libexec/httpd/libphp4.so
    #AddModule mod_php4.c
  3. Find this line:
    Include /private/etc/httpd/users
  4. And add this line right after it:
    AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
  5. Save.
  6. Open your System Preferences, go to Sharing and restart your web server.

PHP should be running again. At least, it is for me 😉 Discuss

10:03 AM
Chris Cummer

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Powerful Drunk Driving Ad

If you need a little wake-up-call about drinking and driving, this one is sure to do the job.

WARNING: Graphic Material

Download the PowerPoint Show here.

Safari Beta (v60)

It is out and better than ever. Is it just me, or does Safari get faster and faster with each download.

I have but one tiny request — WHERE ARE MY TABS!!

I have to think that the tab stuff has been already coded and tested, but they are waiting to take off the “Beta” label in order to share with us. I mean, honestly, is there a single person out there who doesn't like a solid tabbed interface?

Keep it up, Apple. I'm still your #1 fan.

KonfabulatorIf you're running OS X and you haven't yet downloaded Konfabulator, do so right away. These little widgets ROCK!! I have 7 of them running right now and they are simply awesome. The interface is veeeeeeeeerrrrrrrryyyyyyy slick. They blend in so well with the rest of my apps that they are quite unobtrusive.Konfabulator is brought to you by the same folks who wrote Kaleidoscope – the groovy little interface enhancer for the Classic Mac OS.You can get a single copy of Konfabulator for $25. I'll be registering mine soon. I took a look at the simple XML/JavaScript based .kon files used to write the apps. Amazing. If you're a gearhead and have a hankering to poke around and write some new widgets, dig in. It looks awefully straight-forward and I'm sure you'll find it's a walk in the park once you get started.Konfabulator. Get to know the name. You'll be hearing more about it soon.

Minimal BloggingBad News: I haven't been posting much lately.Good News: Business is going well, therefore, I'm swamped. Life is humming along at a good pace. Things are looking up on all fronts. I'd like to be “out of the woods”, but I'll settle for seeing daylight.

Snow in Austin

Well, it finally happened. We woke up this morning with snow! Albeit, not like the folks up North see it, but nonetheless, SNOW!!

Humor: What Company is this???Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than500 employees and has the following statistics:29 have been accused of spousal abuse7 have been arrested for fraud19 have been accused of writing bad checks117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses3 have done time for assault71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit14 have been arrested on drug-related charges8 have been arrested for shoplifting21 are currently defendants in lawsuits84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last yearCan you guess which organization this is?Give up yet?It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.The same group of Idiots that crank out hundreds of new lawseach year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

Key Xing 2.6 is Available

I cannot say this enough, “If you have OS X, you need Key Xing.” It only costs $7 and is, by far, one of the most useful programs on my Mac. John Scalo of LumaCode, the author, is a great guy and very responsive to feedback. He has implemented a couple of my requests already and is always eager for feedback.

Do yourself a favor. Go buy a couple of copies. Install one for yourself and then send another to a friend or client.

    Key Xing 2.6. Key Xing is a Mac OS X program that allows users to launch programs, files, system actions, AppleScript scripts, and URLs from a keyboard. Changes in this version: New Google search window. Hot keys can now be activated only when certain programs are front-most. Fixed auto-version checking. User interface improvements to pref pane. Force quit is now disabled when the Mac OS X screen saver is active. Google searches with non-ASCII characters now work correctly. [AppleScript Info]


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This is the Symantec Security Response online database. It contains extremely up-to-date information on computer viruses, worms and hoaxes. Especially hoaxes.

The next time you receive a frantic virus alert email, warning you to delete a file called jdbgmgr.exe, or not to open a certain file because IT WILL DELETE YOUR ENTIRE C: DRIVE, MY FRIEND OPENED IT AND NOW HE CAN'T START HIS COMPUTER!!!!, the first thing you should do is search the Symantec database and confirm that it's a legitimate virus warning, which it often isn't. Just type in the name of the “virus” and click “Search.”

Please do this before you forward the email to everyone in your address book and every mailing list you belong to.

As a simple precaution against real virii, you should never open any suspicious file attached to an email. Especially those that that end with (or contain) the .exe or .vbs extension. And especially if you are using Outlook as your mail program.


Humor: Job Interview From Reader's Digest: The Boss asked four job applicants the same question: “What is two and two?”The first interviewee was a journalist.  His answer was “twenty-two”. The second, an engineer, calculated the answer to between 3.999 and 4.001.  The third applicant, a lawyer, cited a court case in which two and two was proved to be four. The last candidate was an accountant.  When the accountant heard the question, he leaned across the desk and said in a low voice, “How much do you want it to be?”