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Software category

Some day (soon, I hope), I will have some open source software I authored posted here. It just needs cleaning up, packaging, licenses, SVN links, etc.

Adobe Are Idiots

Here we are, 2 years after the first Intel Macs went on sale, and 3 years after Steve Jobs announced that Apple would transition to Intel CPU chips. Wouldn't one think that all major makers of Mac software would have long since ported their software to work on Intel Macs?

Annoying OS X Time Machine Bug

I too have now run into the infamous Time Machine bug. Little did I know. I upgraded my 3 Macs to Leopard back around December 1. On my primary Mac Mini deskiop, I pointed Time Machine at my external 250Gb drive, which also had some large video files on it, but which was mostly otherwise empty.

PHP define() terribly slow?

I was profiling one of my favorite large PHP applications today using APD. I kept getting what seemed to be strange results -- it was telling me that bunch of defines statements (30+ of them) were responsible for an inordinately large percentage of the page generation time. On minimal pages it was as much as 37%. Even on the well-known largest of pages, they were still clocking in at a not insignificant 5%.

That just didn't seem possible.

Module, core version and simpletest cross-reference table

Here's a table which lists all Drupal 4.7 and Drupal 5 core compatible modules, indicates whether they have been ported to Drupal 6 or not, and for which of those branches a simpletest directory exists.  (1350 lines)

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