Set up MySQL server using a Mac Mini Server with Lion and a Promise Pegasus R6

Recently, I set up a Mac Mini server (with Mac OS X Lion) and a Promise Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt disk array as a mysql server for a client of mine. I had to learn few things in the process and I thought I would share the details for those who may need them in the ...

I’m starting to hate Safari 5.1!

I know hate is a strong word. But, it fits. Foolishly, I installed Safari 5.1 as soon as it was released. Big mistake. Apple, in its infinite stubbornness and misguided drive to oversimplify things, has made some maddening changes to Safari in the name of my security and ‘to make things easier’. Asswipes. The end ...

Apple Unleashes Lion!

Checking the Mac App Store at 8:30am EDT on Wednesday, July 20th , I found Lion available for purchase and download. Personally, I’ll hold off for a week or two and see how things shape up. I don’t have a spare Mac to experiment with and it’s stupid to jump right away using production machines. ...

Turning on compression in Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server’s Apache

Turning on compression in Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server's Apache
I received a couple of MacMini servers, with Snow Leopard Server installed, as a donation for the site. I went ahead and added them to the server farm as web servers. However, testing showed that no compression of web pages was happening and requests served from those servers were consuming far too much bandwidth. The ...

iPhone’s location data Q & A from Apple

Today Apple responded to the online hubbub over the location data found in the iPhone’s backup files in iTunes. The response is delivered in a Question and Answer style. Apple dispelled all the misinformation floating on the internet and assured those wondering that there is no nefarious reason for the data that is present in ...