Tag: "howto"

How to automatically start playing movies in QuickTime X

Apple has removed that features in Snow Leopard and QuickTime X has no preferences panel to enable this. So you need to go through the command line to get it back... In Terminal, copy/paste: defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX MGPlayMovieOnOpen… more »

How to enable X-Ray folder previews in Mac OS Quick Look

In Terminal copy/paste this: defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableXRayFolders 1 Then relaunch the Finder. Press space on a selected folder and admire :) more »

How to log request processing times in Apache

If you have an apache (2) web server, you probably have an access.log file showing you all kinds of data using the "combined" log format. Let's see how to include processing time into that log file. By default a line in the combined log looks like this… more »

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

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 »

How to control fan speed & noise on the mac pro

How to control fan speed & 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 »