Tagged: computers

Before installing Mac OS X Lion - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 21, 2011

…make a copy of the installer first. Once you download Mac OS X Lion, if you press ‘Continue’ and charge on, the installation process will remove the installer once it’s done. (This may not happen until after restarting, but I haven’t details on this.) If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to make a … Read More

What do you think is the most influential science/technology breakthrough? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 24, 2011

IBM has released results from surveys of 1000+ people from different countries, asking what they considered the most important technological ‘breakthroughs’ of the last 100 years were. One striking feature is the difference in responses from women to men. Women favour health-related developments and men, if anything, point at the internet. While this might … Read More

WWW database servers on Mac OS X 10.6.x, part III: managing the web server - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 18, 2011

PROGRAMMING/BIOINFORMATICS: Part III of a outline guide to setting a Mac OS X machine up for a web server database using Mac OS X 10.6.x, MySQL and Perl. Originally intended as one long document, I have broken this into several parts. These instructions do not consider Mac OS X Server, which has a slightly … Read More

WWW database servers on Mac OS X 10.6.x, part II: installing the Perl modules - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 17, 2011

PROGRAMMING/BIOINFORMATICS: Part II of a outline guide to setting a Mac OS X machine up for a web server database using Mac OS X 10.6.x, MySQL and Perl. Originally intended as one long document, I have broken this into several parts to better suit my time. Part II focuses on installing the modules … Read More

WWW database servers on Mac OS X 10.6.x, part I: Installing MySQL - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 16, 2011

PROGRAMMING/BIOINFORMATICS: Part I of a outline guide to setting a Mac OS X machine up for a web server database using Mac OS X 10.6.x, MySQL and Perl. Originally intended as one long document, I have broken this into several parts to better suit my time. Part I focuses on installing the relational database, … Read More

Sinclair ZX envy - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 08, 2011

Last week was the 30th anniversary of the Sinclair ZX-81. I missed it. Am I that old? Yeah, unfortunately I am. Sigh. [caption id="attachment_5862" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="(Source: Wikimedia Commons.)"][/caption] My first sight of one of these things was as at school. Some other kid–I can’t remember who now–brought one … Read More