Latest articles under System Admin category

Adding new lines to beginning of files.

I needed to do this when I want to debug my scripts for memory usage. My problem at that time was that as I include libraries, for some reasons PHP uses more memory even though I haven’t run a single code (other than require_once). So my idea is to add memory_get_usage() function call on the […]

Posted on May 5th, 2009 under General Unix, Quick Tips  •  No Comments

Rebuilding MAMP stack from scratch.

On my previous article, I’ve discussed two ways to . For most situation, one of those two solutions should be sufficient. There are times, however, that you need more features than the default and therefore need to customize one or more components of your MAMP stack. For me, the need comes when I need PCNTL […]

Posted on May 3rd, 2009 under MacOS X  •  1 Comment

PHP on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

This article will focus on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. I have no access to earlier versions of Mac OS X, so I’m afraid I can’t help you much more than providing this link. There are many ways to enable MAMP (Mac Apache MySQL PHP) stack, but the best way, I think, is to use […]

Posted on May 2nd, 2009 under MacOS X  •  No Comments

Mac Yellow Minimize Button Grayed Out

There’s one annoying problems with my Mac laptop. When I’m at work, I connect to external monitor and work on both built-in monitor on my laptop and the external monitor. When I go home I unplug the external monitor, close the lid and let the laptop goes to sleep. Once in a while, when I […]

Posted on March 25th, 2009 under MacOS X  •  11 Comments

Layman’s understanding of Networking & UDP/TCP/IP

In this article, I’d like to explain, in layman terms, how computer networking works, in particular TCP/IP — the protocol that’s used on the internet. It will cover internet addressing, domain names, and ports. Hopefully by the end of reading this article, you’ll be able to understand better about how information transfers among computers. On […]

Posted on February 4th, 2009 under Networking  •  17 Comments

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