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MAMP – MySQL can’t connect after OS X Crash

Problem I had my macbook open, it went to sleep and I couldn’t wake it up.  After holding down the powerbutton for over 10 seconds, it turned on.  Everything was fine until I tried to open the MAMP home page.

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MAMP optimizations

“Optimizations” in the sense that you’ll have to do less work.  This website gives some great tips on saving you some time using MAMP. http://www.sitepen.com/blog/2008/05/16/supercharge-mamp/ This site below actually helped me with the silent MAMP startup.  Read the comments on

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Page Speed SEO

One of the metrics for Search Engine Optimization is the time it takes to load a page.  With Google’s PageSpeed tool, you can see if your page is loading optimally.  One of the ways to better your page loading is

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Weblog Expert

Problem A client had wanted Google Analytics on their site a few months back so they asked me to put it in their website.  I thought I had, and I did, locally, but for one reason or another, it was

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Useful Linux Commands

I recently had to move a server and needed to set up another server. I’m a linux newbie so I needed to look up a lot of things. Below are some of the more common commands that I needed: (replace

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Mac OS X Linux Stuff

Locations and commands on the Mac OS X vs any other Linux/Unix system are different.  Below are some of the locations and commands I ran across in setting up my macbook as a webserver. apache2 is located in /etc/apache2/ Along

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GoDaddy Password Protect Home Directory

Problem: GoDaddy makes it simple to password protect a directory.  You just go to their file manager, click on a directory, click on Permissions, fill out a user and password and you’re done.  Bad thing is that you can’t password

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wordpress mod_rewrite exception url

Problem: I added a wordpress blog to a website, but I still needed to get to a url that was on the same website and not part of wordpress. Search terms: wordpress mod_rewrite exception url Solution Found: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6428448/rewriterule-exception-for-static-page-outside-wordpress Use: RewriteRule

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