Linux

Upgrading to PHP 7

PHP has provided a simple yet capable web scripting language for as long as I can remember. In the last few years, it has matured from a home-brew scripting language to one with a formal specification. Part of this process included the adoption of PHP 7 where there are a number of critical changes to consider before migrating your PHP 5 applications. (more…)

By Eric, ago
Apple

Timing is Everything

Recently, it was necessary to scan a large number of documents dating back almost ten years. When the files were complete, Spotlight dutifully re-indexed everything and suddenly it was impossible to find anything. These were primarily monthly statements, with virtually all of them having current statements that were suddenly superseded in my search results by documents from many years ago. (more…)

By Eric, ago
Linux

Converting to AVI

When sharing h.264 (AVC) formatted video in an MP4 container, Windows Media Player may have trouble interpreting this format. In many cases it is simply the audio that causes the issue, but my general methodology is to convert to an AVI container anyway. This tutorial describes how to convert an existing video into an AVI formatted file suitable for Windows XP or later. (more…)

By Eric, ago