Fix XAMPP HostnameError001 on Mac OS X

Today when starting up XAMPP in Snow Leopard I ran across this problem where I was getting a HostnameError001 popup. So the first thing that I thought of was to cross check my hostname with my computer name. Turns out that for me this was the problem.
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April 29, 2011
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Fixing WordPress update issue for Mac localhost

Today I was trying to put in some work on my custom theme when I noticed that a few of my plugins were out-of-date. I proceeded to use the auto update feature and kept getting a write permission error during the update process. After some searching I found this great little tidbit that helped fix my issue. Go to the root of your WordPress site and run the following in Terminal:
chmod -R go+w *

You may have issues with permissions when trying to upload, import, etc. You can correct this by doing a chmod on your sites folder and subfolders.

From the terminal navigate to your sites folder and run something like the following…

chmod -R go+w *

This will grant group and others write permissions. If you need higher local security, then feel free to grant permissions by a more restrictive method.

This information was gathered from several sources. If you have problems or need additional information, I would reference my sources for this article. Please post additional recommendations and issues in the forum comments associated with this article.

http://www.angry-fly.com/index.cfm/2007/10/26/Fix-for-MySQL-on-Leopard
http://warker.com/2006/09/16/wordpress-os-x-install-tips/
http://remysharp.com/2007/10/27/lamp-in-leopard-osx-105-php5-and-apache-22/

[via tech-recipes]

Date
January 20, 2011
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3:25 pm
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Zooming in Office for Mac 2008

This is a great tip for zooming in Word, Excell, and PowerPoint. It works for Office for Mac 2004 and 2008. The only application it does not work with is Entourage. Update: Also works for Office for Mac 2011. Unfortunately it does not work for Outlook for Mac.

How To:

  • Hold down Command and Control and use the Scroll Wheel on your mouse.

or

  • Hold down Command and Control and Drag your fingers up/down on a scroll-enabled trackpad.

From Rob Griffiths, Macworld.com:

Microsoft’s Office 2004 suite is no exception—Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (but not Entourage) all feature a View -> Zoom menu item. But using it is a bit time consuming. First you choose the menu, then you pick a pre-set zoom level, or enter your own value, and then click OK. You can also put a button on the toolbar which does something similar. Still, it’s hardly a fast and fluid operation.

Enter the mouse. In all three of the above applications, if you hold down Command and Control and then move the scroll wheel on your mouse (or drag your fingers on a scrolling-enabled trackpad), you can rapidly increase or decrease the zoom level. Move the wheel up, and you’ll zoom in; move it down, and you’ll zoom out. The amount the zoom changes with each tick of the scroll wheel varies between the applications. Word seems to go in 10-percent steps; Excel uses 15-percent increments; and PowerPoint steps through the fixed zoom levels (including ‘fit,’ which means I had a stop at 152 percent) in its Zoom menu. Excel and PowerPoint are also limited to 400-percent maximum zoom, while Word will go up to 500 percent.

Set Office 2004 zoom levels via mouse [via Macworld]

Enjoy 🙂

Date
June 9, 2009
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Setting up Eclipse + FDT for CS4 Authoring

Here are the swc paths that you’ll need to setup FDT for writing Flash 10 code.

Base Flash CS4 Class Path
$(AppConfig)/Common/Configuration/ActionScript 3.0/FP10

Class Path for ik.swc
$(AppConfig)/Common/Configuration/ActionScript 3.0/libs/ik.swc

Class Path for player.swc
$(AppConfig)/Common/Configuration/ActionScript 3.0/libs/flash.swc

Where $(AppConfig) = /Applications/Adobe CS4/Adobe Flash CS4

Date
October 10, 2008
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ActionScript 3 Workshop Slides

This is a great slideshow on ActionScript 3 development from Grant Skinner.
ActionScript 3 Workshop Slides

Date
July 1, 2008
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The Bicycle Tutor – Bike Repair Video Tutorials

I don’t have a bike right, but I used to. I wanted to bookmark this because I do plan on getting bike within the next year.
The Bicycle Tutor – Bike Repair Video Tutorials

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Canceling CIC Triple Advantage: Get Your Money Back and Get Justice!

I recently had to cancel a recurring transaction that popped up on my bank account. I wanted to make sure that it stopped and that I could get my money back. I found this great article that helped me out:Canceling CIC Triple Advantage: Get Your Money Back and Get Justice!

I have to say that the steps worked out like a charm. I was being charged for 3 months by CIC*Tripple Advantage (ie. Free Credit Report.com). I kepted being persistent but polite and was able to get a full refund.
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Date
June 26, 2008
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iClarified – Tutorials – AppleTV


I’ve been thinking about getting an AppleTV to manage my media. But my fear has always been the size of the processor. I could spend a few hundred bucks and get one, or I could spend another $300-$400 more and get a mac mini. But if I did get a AppleTV I would definitely hack it. I came across this link from tuaw that has tutorials on how to hack your AppleTV: iClarified – Tutorials – AppleTV

Date
May 24, 2008
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12:35 am
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Change the hostname in Mac OS X [osx]

When I log into the network at my job my Mac’s hostname always turns to:

larryx.na.corp.ipgnetwork.com

I have my local hostname set to:

larryx.local

So What I would like to do is set my Mac’s hostname to my local hostname. You can do this all from Terminal in a single line.

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Date
May 23, 2008
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2:56 pm
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Really nice grass text effect in Photoshop

PSDTUTS - Photoshop Grass Text Effect

Collis over at PSDTUTS has a really nice tutorial on how to make text with a grass effect in Photoshop. The results are really nice and the process is simple.

Check it out: Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop – PSDTUTS

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