Having permissions on your site set to 777 is like having a convertible with the top down and the doors locked. No matter how good the security is on the server, or how good those locks are, they aren’t going to do you a bit of good.
Monthly Archives: June 2010
Firefox is the greatest browser out there, with Chrome as a reasonable contender depending on what you are doing.
If you work on websites at all, you must get the Firebug plugin, YSlow, and ShowIP (quickly troubleshoot DNS). Also, the Web Developer Toolbar is amazing, if for nothing else than to be able to view (and change) all form fields, including passwords (you know you have a stored password that you don’t remember what it is.
One shortcut that most people don’t seem to know that I use all the time is Ctrl+Shift+T to restore the most recently closed tab. This is great if you are a little click happy and close something that you were actually still working on.
I’m still looking for a good tab plugin.
I finally sat down and installed iTunes on the new computer and was pleased to find that it found my library from my dead computer. The only problem was that all my music on my old computer was in E:/users/Josh/Music/whateverFolder and on my new computer I just have the 1 partition (because let’s face it – Windows is so jacked up that multiple partitions to conserve data in a catastrophe is a joke) so the files are in C:/users/Josh/Music/SameDirectoryStructure.
Surely this wouldn’t be too difficult, I mean, obviously Apple saw this coming and would give me some super easy way to fix it like a search button. Nope. Ok, maybe if I change one song it will be smart enough to look in the same directory structure for any other song that it can’t locate. Nope again.
I found a few freeware and shareware programs that said they could do the job, no dice there either so I decided to take things into my own hands.
In your iTunes directory you should have a iTunes Music Library.xml file. Make a copy (Always a good idea) and work with the live one. A page wide find and replace from E:/users/ to C:/users did the trick for me. Save it, open up iTunes, and…. It failed miserably.
Turns out that iTunes first looks in the iTunes Library.itl file and if it finds something in there it just overwrites the xml file and never even reads it. To fix that little feature, move iTunes Library.itl to a bak directory, make the changes to the xml file, and then kick up iTunes. This will confuse the hell out of iTunes because now it can’t find anything. Go to File>Library>Import a playlist, navigate to the xml file, load it up and everything will work.