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11/29/09

How to install the APC PHP Cache on Debian (Lenny or Squeeze)

  01:50:00 am, by fplanque   , Categories: PHP, Linux stuff
APC PHP Cache Control Panel
The APC PHP Cache Control Panel
The APC cache can significantly improve your PHP script performance, just by installing it, whoch basically takes 5 minutes! Here's what I did on my Debian Lenny box... First you may want to have a reference benchmark to see if it actually improves:… more »

08/09/09

How to control fan speed & noise on the mac pro

  11:33:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
How to control fan speed &amp; noise on the mac pro
Did you know there were actually 5 different fans inside a Mac Pro (early 2009 version)? They are named Intake, Exhaust, BoostA, PCI and Power Supply! By default, all of them turn pretty slowly; in the 600 to 850 rpm range! Which makes the whole thing pr… more »

08/05/09

How do I sync my macs?

  08:23:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
If you have multiple macs (and an iPhone), mobile.me is a must have, of course, but it only syncs so much... basically: Address book Calendar Mail (but I'm using IMAP anyways) Safari bookmarks System preferences mobile.me does not auto-sync:… more »

07/16/09

Rented movies on iTunes come with 5.1 surrond sound

  02:18:00 am, by fplanque   , Categories: Multimedia, Mac stuff
Tonight, for the first time, I rented a movie on iTunes...And I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised by the fact the movie came with 2 soundtracks: Stereo & "Surrond".Well, "surround" turns out to be AC3 Dobly Digital and it does work on the Mac… more »

06/29/09

How to open a Mac OS X sparsebundle when it shows up as a regular folder

  06:51:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
What do you do if you have, say, an encrypted sparsebundle and some day you try to open it and you discover it shows up as a plain folder in the Finder instead as a bundle icon? Double clicking will just open the folder and show you the bands that mak… more »

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