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bio website xmmedia.net
location Calgary, Canada
age 32
visits member for 5 years, 7 months
seen Oct 2 at 23:13
I am a website and web application developer in Calgary, Alberta. I have been doing PHP for 7 years and general web development for 9.

Aug
30
comment Mail relays or SMTP services for use in code
This is a great option, but I don't want to use run my own even it if does just relay it to another server. I want to find a service that I can connect to directly.
Oct
9
comment OSX Cron causing the following error: Could not setup Mach task special port 9: (os/kern) no access
The other issue is that we couldn't find an reasonable way to have the launchd plist added automatically immediately after restart; we had to do it manually. Both of these things are issues that cron solved many years ago and now launchd is trying to replace, but just isn't there yet.
Oct
9
comment OSX Cron causing the following error: Could not setup Mach task special port 9: (os/kern) no access
We did try launchd, but found that it comes with one very annoying issue: the job when scheduled using StartInterval would run at every say 5 minutes from the time you started. So, you start at 3:30, it runs at 8:30, 13:30, etc. (Cron would run at 0,5,10...) This isn't a big deal, but we have 2 scripts that need to alternate with each other, so one running 0,2,4,6,8... and the other running 1,3,5,7,9... What you end up doing is starting the processes very exactly.
Aug
17
comment Apache header cache-control issue
What other headers are you sending with the file?
Aug
13
comment where is “Outlook: ”Create new mail“ -> to: (Email address cache)?” stored in
I've wondered the same thing before. Someone told me once too, but I can't remember where it was and it wasn't in an Active Directory or Exchange environment.
Aug
13
comment Will MySQL refuse any new connections after it has reached the max connections till it's restarted?
I'm going to accept this answer because I really can't determine what it is and this seems like a reasonable possibility.
Aug
6
comment Why does my .screenrc only trigger the opening of 2 screens?
Thxs worked perfect. I actually added the bash -c around all of the commands so if they are exited by accident, i don't loose the window.
Jul
3
comment OSX Cron causing the following error: Could not setup Mach task special port 9: (os/kern) no access
In the mean time I have converted the cron into launchd jobs and I'm not getting the same error. Although launchd has some really nice features, it's missing the ability to run at the 0s of each minute. I need this because I have 2 scripts that need to alternate running every 60s. Right now I have to start them 60s apart to get the 60s difference. Cron does this really nicely with 1,3,5... and 2,4,6... in the minute "field".
Jul
2
comment OSX Cron causing the following error: Could not setup Mach task special port 9: (os/kern) no access
@k3ri those are 2 links that come up in Google. As I said, I searched and neither of those links actually provide any solution other than removing the crons.
Jul
2
comment OSX Cron causing the following error: Could not setup Mach task special port 9: (os/kern) no access
BTW, I just tried running the cron under a different user and I still get the same error.
Jul
2
comment OSX Cron causing the following error: Could not setup Mach task special port 9: (os/kern) no access
The script doesn't cause the same error when run at the command line (outside of cron). The cron is running under root. What other info could be helpful?
Jun
19
comment Should I expect problems with a different version of the MySQL PHP extension vs the MySQL server?
No, I suppose there aren't any new features we need, although 5.1 does have some nice features and fixes (specifically related replication) that we will probably find useful in the near future. Mostly, because 5.1 is almost 2 years old, we think it'd probably be a good idea to move up as we don't like staying on old versions.
May
13
comment Is there a way to get OSX to use more RAM and less swap?
I don't have proof that the VM system (VM or swap) is the problem, but I do know on my desktop I have 6GB of RAM, of which usually 2-3GB is usually free. When I switch programs, you would think it would be blazing fast because it's all in RAM, but instead, it takes 2-15s to switch back to something like Illustrator. I'm thinking similar things are happening on the server--something like the caching for MySQL or temporary tables. I am using top to determine the VM, RAM and swap usage. Any ideas?
May
9
comment Unable to connect to a remote MacBook by SSH
So you are within the same network as the MacBook you want to connect to?
May
4
comment Password Manager that allows syncing accross platforms
I've had the same problem for quite a while and I am actually thinking of building a solution from scratch that can be accessed from the web as well because I often find myself without a computer of my own, not wanting to install software just to access a password.
Apr
30
comment What is the best way to secure remote server/tool access from many locations?
It's linux support (although he doesn't mention it) is very poor. The client is very rudimentary and last time I tried, not very easy to setup.
Nov
29
comment Can you Recommend Free DNS Name Servers?
I have started having problem such as their servers not responding to new domains. I have also found their support to be very slow and the last time they got back to me, they said my account doesn't exist...I have over 100 domains with them!