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I'm Jason, a web applications developer in the San Francisco Bay area.


  1. MySQL Gem Installation on Mac 10.5.8 - 64 bit ??

    I’m setting up a new Ruby on Rails application, and tried to run the first migration for the creation of the new database. This failed because I didn’t have the MySQL gem installed. I’m using a 64 bit processor (Intel Core 2 Duo) so I installed the 64 bit MySQL for 10.5.8 (Leopard, I haven’t upgraded to Snow Leopard yet). …


  2. Wordpress Plugin - Custom Pages?

    My Dilema


  3. PHP Not Parsing on Debian / Ubuntu server with Apache2

    My friend Marshall was recently having issues getting PHP5 installed and working on his Ubuntu server, which is a Debian based distribution. …


  4. Dell Dimension 3000 - Audio is Choppy

    At work I have a Dell Dimension 3000 workstation, and for months I’ve put up with the computer being kind of slow. I just figured it was due to the computer being kind of old…but I brought in some headphones so I could do some serious music listening while I work and just got fed up with the way the sound was choppy. Anytime I’d do anything processor intensive the music I was listening to in Grooveshark (which I highly recommend you check out) would sound like crap. …


  5. Un-Hide Someone in Facebook

    My aunt recently asked me how to un-hide someone from the news feed for her Facebook account. …


  6. Selenium - no display specified

    I’m not very experienced with X-windows on the Linux platform, so I’m not too skilled in troubleshooting issues with the display. I recently upgraded an Ubuntu system at work to use Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), which only has Firefox 3 available (no package for Firefox 2). I had a Selenium server setup running tests, but they stopped working after I upgraded to this newer version of Ubuntu. …


  7. Common Computer Mistakes

    Whether you are an individual, or a startup business, you’ll more than likely have a website or a computer. I’ve had my fair share of experiences with personal computers (PCs and Macs), and I’ve also worked at a website hosting company, HostDime. …


  8. Rounded Corners

    One of the most popular Web 2.0 practices is rounded corners. How do you get them without uploading images, and nesting DIV’s, and worrying about other complications that can break your precious rounded corners? …


  9. Database Schema Information

    It can be very useful to have the database table schema information available to you when you are working on a model in a Ruby on Rails application. There is a plugin available which provides the schema information in comments at the top of each model called Annotate Models Plugin. …


  10. PHP Compilation

    I’m pretty proud of myself. I just configured PHP to compile without any problems…well no imap support, but that can wait. …