MySQL 5.5 on Mac OS X

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2011 in Blog | Tags: , , | 25 Comments

If you’re (re)building a development workstation on Mac OS X, you may have decided to use the latest MySQL 5.5 packages from Unfortunately, that means you probably have seen (or will soon see) two problems.

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The iOS In-App Purchases Requirement

Posted by: on Feb 21, 2011 in Blog | Tags: , , , | No Comments

Marco Arment lays out the arguments against Apple’s new in-app purchase requirements for iOS apps:

This is partially defensible: Apple’s promotions in the App Store certainly bring a lot of people to apps, and it’s all happening on their hardware and platform. But if someone wants the Wall Street Journal app and finds it by searching for “WSJ” in the App Store and selecting it directly, who really brought that customer to the app?

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Configure Debian as an IPv6 Router

Posted by: on Feb 16, 2011 in Blog | Tags: , | No Comments

On February 3, 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which manages the allocation and assignment of IP addresses from the IPv4 address space, allocated the last remaining /8 blocks to the five regional Internet registries. While the Internet isn’t going to break because of this, it’s an important milestone on the road to worldwide IPv6 deployment.

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Announcing Search Bleach

Posted by: on Feb 14, 2011 in Blog, News | | 3 Comments

The life of a professional developer became so much easier in the late ’90s. With the Internet at our fingertips, the answer to almost every problem as close as a well-crafted search query.

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Music to Code By: Kwoon

Posted by: on Feb 8, 2011 in Blog | Tags: | No Comments

Kwoon is a French post-rock band. I discovered them when a friend sent me a link to the video for “I lived on the Moon,” from their first record Tales and Dreams.

I lived on the Moon from Yannick Puig on Vimeo.

Tales and Dreams (iTunes, Amazon MP3)
When the flowers were singing… (iTunes, Amazon CD)

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Announcing mod_proxy_content 1.0

Posted by: on Feb 4, 2011 in Blog, News | Tags: | One Comment

I’m pleased to announce the availability of mod_proxy_content, an Apache 2.x module that is essential for reverse proxying modern web content. It is a fork of mod_proxy_html 3.0.1, with bug fix patches through 3.1.2, enhanced to better handle CSS and Javascript content without the need to create messy regular expressions in the Apache configuration files. It does not depend on mod_xml2enc, and so has the same problems with non-ASCII/UTF-8 as mod_proxy_html without mod_xml2enc.

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