John Gruber has a handy tutorial on setting up PHP syntax checking in BBEdit over at Daring Fireball. While this provides only basic PHP syntax checking, it’s better than no check at all.
The winners of the third O’Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Contest have been announced. In the USA category, first place was awarded to Omni Outliner, with iBlog a close second. In the international category, iStopMotion took the top prize with ACSLogo coming in second place. F-Script received an honorable mention for its object-oriented scripting layer … Read more
This morning we’re providing live coverage of Mac OS X Conference keynote speeches by Adam Engst and Andy Ihnatko. This report will be updated continually until the talks end at 10:15 AM Pacific, so refresh frequently. Andy Ihnatko: The Big Re-think (Andy talks fast. Following is what we could snap out of the air and … Read more
SpamAssassin users with certain configurations may find that messages they receive are mistakenly flagged as spam coming from open relays. The problem, discussed in more detail on the Use Perl site (along with a fix), appears to be caused by a distributed denial of service attack on open relay blacklist maintainer Osirusoft, who is now … Read more
Billed as “the ultimate networking tool,” Net Tool Box has reached version 2.4. Enhancements include a re-written traceroute tool, a new SSL terminal, and a suite of Rendezvous networking tools. Net Tool Box is shareware and costs 20.00 GBP (about $30.00).
Learn how to use your Mac Mini as a media server from the the How-To Geek himself. Part I in a series, this article shows how to set up VNC and FrontRow.
Following up on the note about redundant Apache clusters, Joyeur has a long list of load balancers that is also worth a look. One other tool that is not on that list is Crossroads. Are there any other load balancing tools that are missing from that list? Please let us know!
Failover clusters are used to ensure high availability of system services and applications even through crashes, hardware failures, and environmental mishaps. Linux.com has an article that illustrates how to implement a two-node, high-availability Apache cluster with the heartbeat application from the High-Availability Linux Project, which the author has tested on Fedora Core 5, CentOS 4.3, … Read more
An eWeek article on Apple’s potential plans for an Intel-based Xserve leave a lot to the imagination. While Apple servers bearing Intel processors are widely expected to be released this year, there is no word from Apple or even from less-trusted sources as to when the Xserve might be refreshed or what the specifications might … Read more
This tutorial covers the introduction, installation, and configuration of DarwinPorts, a software package manager for the Tiger 10.4 version of Mac OS X, and a requisite tool for nearly all subsequent Server Codex tutorials. Why Use a Package Manager? While most Mac software is installed simply by dragging the application to your Applications folder, server … Read more