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 »

Make your mouse faster on Mac OS X

Make your mouse faster on Mac OS X
There’s 2 problems to mouse speed: The acceleration curve of the mouse mouvement which I’ve talked about before maximum mouvement speed The maximum speed can be set through the System preferences panel, but even when the slider is all… 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 »

How do I sync my macs?

How do I sync my macs?
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 »

Rented movies on iTunes come with 5.1 surrond sound

Rented movies on iTunes come with 5.1 surrond sound
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 »