How to Install ImageMagick on SLES 11 for Typo3

October 30, 2012

One of the things you immediately find out about Typo3 is that it uses ImageMagick, a server based image modification tool, to handle thumbnail creation, image resizing, and more. ImageMagick gives Typo3 some great features, but only if you have it installed correctly. Here is a quick guide to installing ImageMagick on SUSE 11 for Typo3.

Unboxing the Raspberry Pi

May 23, 2012

This week I was blessed to have a Raspberry Pi show up at my doorstep. After waiting up until 11:00pm MST (6:00am in London) to get on the waiting list a while back, my Pi has finally made its way home. And to be honest, I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to use it.

Diablo 3 Wordpress Theme

February 22, 2012

In celebration of the upcoming release of Diablo 3, I'd like to announce the release of a Wordpress theme I'm calling the Diablo 3 Graveyard Wordpress Theme. I put this theme together because I was a huge fan of Diablo 2. And now, even though I don't spend much time playing nowadays, I'll install D2 from CD and play it over the Halloween weekend. It was, in fact, October of 2011 that I started working on this project, and I've just now had the time to finish and release it.

Review: PhoneGap Beginner's Guide (Packt Publishing) by Andrew Lunny

February 2, 2012

PhoneGap Beginner's Guide is the most informative source of information I've seen/read about PhoneGap. It is a great resource for learning all the nuances that go into making native PhoneGap applications on mobile devices. If you are looking to use PhoneGap, it would be a good idea to start with this book. It really is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read book on using PhoneGap.

Post Data to a Remote Server (Cross-domain) with jQuery in PhoneGap

June 19, 2011

Android and iPhone apps built with PhoneGap are (because of PhoneGap's nature) compiled code, and because this compiled code is not a browser, you can execute cross-domain requests. In this short tutorial, I'll provide some sample code for sending a POST request to a remote server.

Upload a File to a Remote Server with PhoneGap

March 25, 2011

I recently started looking at PhoneGap as a way to build native smartphone applications without having to learn another programming language. The process, so far, has been going very well. I've been able to build a basic application with very little trouble. I did, however, hit a big hiccup in development when I decided to try and upload a file from a phone to a remote location. In this post, I want to explain how I was able to upload a photo from a phone, using PhoneGap (and PHP on the remote server), to a remote server.

How to Add a www Resolve to Apache for Better SEO

October 19, 2010

There is a simple way to resolve your site URLs to include the www in each address. Or drop the www from each address. Why is this important? "Redirecting requests from a non-preferred hostname is important because search engines consider URLs with and without "www" as two different websites" (woorank.com). So, if you don't resolve your www, you are harming your SEO performance.

How to Configure Apache to Use htaccess Files

October 19, 2010

Getting Apache to recognize .htaccess files is a pretty easy task. All you need to do is look for where your root web directory is defined in your Apache configuration files. On Ubuntu, this location is /etc/apache/sites-enabled. Once you have located the file, just add the line "AllowOverride All" (instead of AllowOverride None) to the root directory configuration detectives.

Setting a GET Parameter as a Variable in Typoscript

July 6, 2010

Recently I had a problem that, in spite of many "support leads" on other sites, was hard to figure out. All I wanted to do was reference as GET parameter in a URL as a variable in Typoscript. After many failed attempts, I found a solution to my problem. So, for future reference, and for all others who may be struggling with this problem, here is a solution.

Parse PHP in HTML Pages on GoDaddy Hosting

May 12, 2010

Sometimes it is helpful, mainly to avoid broken links, to make sure your html files (with a .htm or .html extension) can parse PHP. On GoDaddy hosting, this threw me for a loop.
Zac Vineyard

Zac Vineyard

I'm Zac, an open-source web engineer in Idaho.

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