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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Date
April 29, 2011
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3:39 pm
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HAMSoft Engineering: What's Keeping Me?


What’s Keeping Me? is an application that will locate, quit, relaunch, or kill the problem application that is preventing you from accomplishing a task (empty the Trash, eject a disk, etc…).
HAMSoft Engineering: What’s Keeping Me?

Date
July 16, 2008
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2:34 pm
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ejectAllVolumes Dashboard Widget v1.1.0

Eject All Volumes widget v1.1.0

This is an update to the ejectAllVolumes Dashboard Widget.

This version Will give you a list of mounted volumes. You can deselect any volumes that are listed to exclude them from the unmount action.

Links after the break.

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Date
June 18, 2008
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7:02 pm
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ejectAllVolumes dashboard widget v1.0.1

Eject All Volumes

Today I’m releasing a Dashboard widget that will allow you to execute a bash script that will eject all mounted volumes with 1 button click.

To download the widget: Download ejectAllVolumes widget 1.0.1 (Zip file)

For more details check out the ejectAllVolumes project page.

Date
June 6, 2008
Time
5:15 pm
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ejectAllVolumes v1.0.1: update

I got some feedback after passing this out to a few friends. Here is what I’ve changed:

  • Removed clear
  • Output the display message to /dev/null
  • Removed echo "complete"

These changes remove any of the outputs to the display. The only time you will receive a message is if you have file that is currently open in an application and the script cannot unmount the volume.

For more details check out the ejectAllVolumes project page.

Date
June 5, 2008
Time
11:54 pm
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ejectAllVolumes v1.0.0: Eject all mounted volumes from your Mac

After some tooling around I’m finally releasing a little bash script called ejectAllVolumes. This script is named after it’s purpose. It will safely eject all mounted volumes from your Mac.

For more details check out the ejectAllVolumes project page.

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6:09 pm
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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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Qumana blog editor for Mac

Qumana blog editor

Once again I’m testing out a different blog editor for the Mac, Qumana. This is a test post from the little Mac app.

Date
May 22, 2008
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3:54 am
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Thoughts on MarsEdit 2

MarsEdit 2

In my previous post, Checking out MarsEdit 2, I did a test post using MarsEdit 2.

I have to say that I like using a desktop editor for doing my posts. The only downside to this is that the Media Manager is lacking a few features.

Plus

  • The custom template option is great for seeing what your post will really look like
  • In-line spell checking as-you-type
  • You can do advanced text editing (it’s in the “Markup” drop menu)

Minus

  • No WYSIWYG advanced text editing (you have to write the html for formatting text) Correction, see 3rd entry under “Plus”
  • No ability to edit/add title, caption, or description to an image that you upload
  • You cannot remove or edit an image/file in the Media Manager

This seems like a great app for doing quick posts. It seems to need a bit more polish for more advanced editing if it’s going to take me away from using the online editor that comes with WordPress.

Date
May 21, 2008
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4:43 pm
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