Archive for March 2002

new poster available…

I’ve added a new poster called Multi-hued Static Field to my gallery on zazzle.com … go check it out, and if you like it, order one for yourself or someone you think would appreciate it!

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Sucky tutorial on PHP/MySQL hit counter

I’ve created a basic yet slightly informative hit counter that you can use if you have PHP and MySQL installed on your server.

This is the schema, copy-paste this into the SQL query field in either mysqladmin, or phpMyAdmin:

CREATE TABLE hitcounter (
counter int(10) unsigned NOT NULL auto_increment,
HTTP_USER_AGENT varchar(100) NOT NULL default ”,
thedate varchar(19) NOT NULL default ”,
PRIMARY KEY (counter),
UNIQUE KEY counter (counter),
KEY counter_2 (counter)
) TYPE=MyISAM;

next, is a piece of PHP code that stores the time and date, and some basic information about the user’s browser.

All that’s left to do is to include() the above code in the page you want to count hits on, and chicken Voil, you’re logging hits! The easiest way to view your hits is with phpMyAdmin… if you don’t know what’s up, well, I ain’t gonna tell you!! Go google search for it yerdamnself!

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Running scores on operating systems…

having all three of the below OSes in daily use at my home, I can report the following:

Mac OSX
installation : 10, ease of use : 10, interface : 8, administration – 7
pro:sooo easy to set some things up with minimal unix CLI usage.
con:some of the real power of unix is hidden away behind the unix CLI

Windows2k
installation : N/a (came bundled), ease of use : 8, interface : 8, administration – 6
pro: lots and lots of software.
con: administration is prone to massive failures in some situations, security risks, virii, bad karma, etc..

Red Hat Linux
installation : 8, ease of use : 7, interface : 7, administration : 3
pro: installation, dang, that was easy!! and there’s a healthy amount of software available, too
con: installation while easy can be incomplete.. probably due to my error, but I should be asked if I want to configure the FTP server, web server, etc, upon installation.

bottom line so far: The more I use Win2k, the more I like Linux. The more I use Linux, the more I like MacOSX.

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world’s smallest turntable platter

it’s like the world’s smallest turntable platter, it’s the griffin powermate!

what do you guys think about this? What do you think it would take to allow this device to control the cue point, or the pitch in QT Turntable? scratching?? at $45 a piece, what about 2 controllers? :):)

help! anyone got any ideas? post a reply, please!

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repetitive tasks.. help me automate this?

hey, I have a super repetitive task that I’m wondering if you can help me figure out a solution using applescript…
I have regularly have a list like this:
$mfg1=$row[‘mfg1’];
$mfg2=$row[‘mfg2’];
$mfg3=$row[‘mfg3’];
$mfg4=$row[‘mfg4’];
$mfg5=$row[‘mfg5’];
$mfg6=$row[‘mfg6’];
$pclass1=$row[‘pclass1’];
$pclass2=$row[‘pclass2’];
$pclass3=$row[‘pclass3’];
$pclass4=$row[‘pclass4’];
$pclass5=$row[‘pclass5’];
$pclass6=$row[‘pclass6’];

where every line starts with $ and has =$row[ and ends with ‘]; …

what I want to end up with is another block like this:

echo “$mfg1 = $mfg1
“;
echo “$mfg2 = $mfg2
“;
echo “$mfg3 = $mfg3
“;
echo “$mfg4 = $mfg4
“;
echo “$mfg5 = $mfg5
“;
echo “$mfg6 = $mfg6
“;
echo “$pclass1 = $pclass1
“;
echo “$pclass2 = $pclass2
“;
echo “$pclass3 = $pclass3
“;
echo “$pclass4 = $pclass4
“;
echo “$pclass5 = $pclass5
“;
echo “$pclass6 = $pclass6
“;


” as an example of a new line.. I’d probably use html instead.

any ideas how to solve this?

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holy gosh, QTT on SourceForge!!

In what I hope is the beginning of a whole new life for QuicktTime Turntable, I’ve begun the process of assembling the crew for the open source version of the program on Sourceforge. We totallllly need your help if you know how to program in C++!! Please visit the page, and if you’re a member of sourceforge, and want to help, pleeeeease mail me at steve@earthorbitdesign.com .. thanks!

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