Upgrading to Mountain Lion: Forbidden 403, You don’t have permission to access /~username/ on this server

One of these days I’m going to research OS X upgrades before the fact. One of these days. After upgrading to Mountain Lion my local websites did not run anymore. I received a nice little “403 Forbidden Error”. A quick GIS revealed that this was common knowledge, but the same GIS quickly found a fix. […]

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JavaScript Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition, by David Flanagan; O’Reilly Media

TL;DR A useful and cheaper substitution for the 6th edition of JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, especially if you travel. This is not a javascript reference. It’s an excerpt. From the preface: This book is an excerpt from the more comprehensive JavaScript: The Definitive Guide… I’m hopeful that some readers will find this shorter and denser book […]

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Remember automatic settings

I rushed home after the annular eclipse and imported photos into Adobe Lightroom. I was certain I’d gotten a few good shots despite a late start and intermittent cloud cover. The first images appeared. They were disgusting. Noisy. I mean, really noisy. Noisy to the point of being pixelated. Colors were banded. Disaster. The slow […]

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Beginning Phonegap by Thomas Myer; O’Reilly Media

TL;DR Highly recommended. Thomas Myer’s Beginning Phonegap provides a useful balance between a traditional cookbook and a reference work. Review Myers covers the basics: an introduction, (very) brief showcase, installation and basic walkthrough of using PhoneGap win your chosen environment. While this information is helpful, I’d researched those steps before choosing to learn more about […]

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