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I installed php on my Mac using Macports. I guess, at this early stage in my Mac experience, that it's the equivalent of APT on Debian-based systems. It installed without a hitch, and php was up and running. But when I began installing a web app that required mcrypt, I noticed some problems. I used the 'port' command again to install the mcrypt package. Once again, no errors reported. But the web app (Magento) continued to complain that the "PHP extension 'mcrypt' must be loaded."

It's been just over a week since I got my MacBook Air. Yeah...lovin' it. But there are some adjustment pains I'm still dealing with. It's not the differences in the OS. I've been working on *nix boxes for over 10 years, so I'm pretty comfortable with the CLI (command line interface, for those of you who stumbled here by accident). And the GUI is intuitive enough.

If you're reading this, you've most likely responded to my call for memories of Perry. Rachael Springfield Bumpus passed along this as a Father's Day surprise for Gordon. I thought Facebook probably isn't the best place to keep something secret so...

What? Microsoft apparently decided to take an unconventional approach with its latest browser offerings—they're going to support standards. According to Rey Bango, a member of the jQuery JavaScript library’s Core Project Team and a Microsoft evangelist, Microsoft is all about supporting web standards beginning with IE 9.

After the recent discovery of a plugin vulnerability, I've been busy looking for ways to button up all areas of public-facing applications for my employer. The first thing I checked was authentication procedures, and was able to improve the way we store password hashes. The current...