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  1. larry98765

    VFD (or LCD) attached via serial port (usb to serial)

    Hi All, I got a Vacuum Flourescent display (VFD) for a Basic Stamp microcontroller. It's working fine with the microcontroller, but I'm experimenting with sending commands to it directly through my mac usb port. (Instead of using the microcontroller.) So far: 1) I have power to the VFD using a...
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    MySQL PHP Socket error with Tiger 10.4.4

    Hi All, I upgraded to Tiger 10.4.4 last night, and restarted my MySQL database server as always. It works fine from the command line. BUT When I try to connect to it from Apache/PHP, from my own PHP scripts and from phpMyAdmin, I get the following error: phpMyAdmin says: #2002 - The server...
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    MacBook: Heat, Noise, Battery Life

    Hi All, I own a 12" PowerBook G4, and as I'm sure you all know -- it gets LOUD, hot and has horrible battery life. Since Apple hasn't posted battery life for the new MacBook Pro (even if they did, would I take it seriously?) does anyone have any predictions on this (and the noise and heat...
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    Configure Apache and htaccess for different PHP versions

    Hi All, I need to keep php 4 installed on my machine (OS X Tiger 10.4.3) for testing purposes, but would like to experiment with php 5 on a specific subdirectory. Is there a way to set httpd.config to load both php 4 and 5 modules, and then on a directory-by-directory basis use htaccess to...
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    Landscape Design software for OS X (other than SketchUp)?

    Hi All, I've searched far and wide for landscaping software for Mac OS X and have only been able to come up with: SketchUp -- great but too expensive. More professionally oriented than what I'm looking for. 3D Home Landscape Design 5 by Riverdeep -- awful reviews on Amazon.com And...
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    iPod updater -- requires plugging in to outlet?!

    Hi All, I'm confused. I just updated my iPod to work with iTunes new PodCasts features. After it was complete, a dialog box appeared (and quickly disappeared) saying something about how I should now use the power brick to charge and reset the flash memory or some such thing. The iPod...
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    Looking for stripped-down version of phpMyAdmin

    Hi All, I've been working on a few projects that require non-technical users to create, update, delete records in a MySQL database through an online interface. I've been writing something in PHP, but it occurred to me that I'm most likely reinventing the wheel. I use phpMyAdmin, and I know...
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    MySQL Subselect problem

    Hi All, I have a table called "articles." Each article has a date field called "pubdate" -- the article's date of publication. Many articles share the same publication date. I need to perform the following sql query: "Show me ONLY the articles with the most recent pubdate." So the...
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    .htaccess ForceType directive os x apache

    Hi All, I'm trying to use .htaccess to force a file (named, for example, "foo" intentionally with no suffix) to be parsed as PHP. This: <Files foo> ForceType application/x-httpd-php </Files> usually does the trick but doesn't seem to work on OS X apache (Tiger). The php...
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    Terminal Widget for Dashboard?

    Anyone know of anyone planning to develop a terminal widget for dashboard? I'm sure there'd be a lot of people who'd find that useful. Here's another thread about it: http://www.mcelhearn.com/article.php?story=20050414174201726
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    No DVD drive / Install Tiger over network?

    Hi All, I want to install (legitimately) Tiger on my desktop Mac G4 that doesn't have a DVD drive (without having to pay the $10 nor wait for CDs). I have a PowerBook with a superdrive (that I'm leaving 10.3 on) that I could network to the G4. Can I install Tiger to the desktop G4 in this...
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    PHP array question

    Hi All, I've set up an array ($links) representing a list of links, and would like to loop over the list, create the links, and when I hit the current page ($page) find out what the prev() and next() items are in the array so I can create previous and next links. Problem: When I'm on the...
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    Windows question (eek!) How to boot from CD

    Hi All, Of course I should probably post this to a Windows board somewhere, but I don't fraternize with that ilk, so I'm hoping someone here has an answer. How do you boot from the Windows XP install CD (on a Wintel machine of course! ;) I tried starting with the CD installed, but no...
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    Need to build e-commerce members only section

    Hi All, I'm helping someone with a web site. They'd like to be able to accept membership fees by credit card. The idea is, once someone becomes a member, they can log in to a members only section. I can get by in PHP, but what I'd rather not mess with is setting up a complicated...
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    Have Skype, considering Vonage

    Hi All, I use Skype sometimes, but am considering Vonage because I'd like a VOIP number that I can RECEIVE calls from landlines at. (SkypeOut only lets you MAKE calls to landlines.) I have a few questions for anyone who uses Vonage: 1) How easy is it to pick up the adapter to take with...
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    PHP echo command that parses a variable

    Hi All, I'm putting blocks of HTML code into variables using herdoc format ($var=<<<EOF etc.) and I'd like those blocks to sometimes include parse-able php, so that when the variable is later called, php should execute any php it finds. But as I expected, when I put in a php chunk into the...
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    iDisk Error= -39

    Hi All, I'm getting the following error while trying to sync my iDisk: "There is a problem synchronizing the file (filename). Error =-39" I searched Apple support and can't find anything on this error. The files I'm getting this error with have sync'd successfully in the past. Not sure...
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    Mail Problems

    Hi All, After a power outage yesterday, I'm suddenly having problems with Mail (the app): 1) One of my mailboxes (I have 3) disappeared. I recreated it but of course my old messages are now gone. 2) When I click "reply" to a message, nothing happens (no window opens -- I'm sure) BUT...
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    Discussion: TivoToGo not Mac compatible

    TivoToGo was just announced, but of course it's not yet Mac compatible. From Tivo's site: "Are TiVoToGo™ transfers available for Apple Macintosh computers? At this time TiVoToGo transfers are not available for Apple Macintosh computers. TiVo is working hard to enable TiVoToGo features...
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    iDisk iSync -- Choosing "online" not "sync'd" version

    Hi All, Background: I set up iSync to sync my iDisk. It's taking a while and I've realized I should delete some old items I really don't need from the iDisk before continuing the sync. Problem is, not that I've set up sync-ing of iDisk, I can't access the online iDisk -- instead, the finder...
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