Veronica Mars Kickstarter Delivery Failure

I'm a backer of the Veronica Mars kickstarter campaign. As one of my first backings, I was a bit overwhelmed by the options, but settled on th $35 level so that I'd be guaranteed a digital copy a few days after the theatrical release. You've probably heard how much of…

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Enabling ImageMagick on MAMP Pro 2.2

Not a terribly easy task, but eventually I got ImageMagick to work with MAMP Pro 2.2 with PHP 5.5.3. Here's a few steps. Brew never worked for me, so I used MacPorts instead. Follow the steps to install MacPorts Install ImageMagick with sudo port install ImageMagick Install…

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Setting up Ghost on a MediaTemple DV4

After backing Ghost on Kickstarter and getting my copy of it (Yes, I know it's been released to the public already), I thought I'd share how I got it all set up and running on my MediaTemple DV4.0. Actually wasn't that difficult. Step 1: Install Node.js I followed…

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So I Bought this Piano...

As a refinishing project, I picked up this piano from a free ad on craig’s list. It’s a B. Shoninger upright grand piano. Looking at it’s finish, it’s all crackly. The patents inside on the sound board say things such as “Mar. 12. 78″, and “Feb.…

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An upgrade from cakePHP 2.2 to 2.3 with DebugKit

For my latest project, ParentApprovedSchools.com, I was lucky enough to do a fresh install of cakePHP 2.3. And with that, I found the handy-dandy plugin called DebugKit right there in the cakePHP install directions. So I gave it a try. It's pretty much amazing.  Clients that see the…

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