Running Ubuntu 7.10 in VMWare Player

I wanted to check out the latest Ubuntu release, so I downloaded the following VMWare image: After extracting the 2 files, I opened Ubuntu-7.10-server-i386.vmx in VMWare Player. A dialog appeared asking me if I had moved or copied the image opened, so I selected “I copied it”. After which, I received an “error” saying […]

Clearing VMWare Player Recent Virtual Machines list

The VMWare Player does not include an option to clear the list of “Recent Virtual Machines” (why not?!?!). Since the list of virtual machines that I had opened was growing quite long, I set out to find a way to clear it myself. After searching in a few places (Windows XP), I came across the […]

Shared object error during cPanel Apache build

I was trying to add PHP Zip support on my cPanel server today and when Apache went to restart, it failed with the folowing error: Cannot load /usr/local/apache/libexec/ into server: /usr/local/apache/libexec/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory After a Google search, I found that I needed to run: cd /usr/local/cpanel/apache /usr/local/apache/bin/apxs […]

SimpleModal v1.0 released

While developing a recent project at work, I had the need to display a modal dialog. I started using jQuery recently and so I started by looking for a jQuery modal dialog plugin. I did find a couple of existing ones (jqModal and BlockUI), but neither did exactly what I was looking for. So…I decided […]

Configuring WordPress

I’ve been playing with configuring WordPress (WP) for this site. After doing some research, I had a plan for how I wanted it to work. Basically, I wanted to use WP to manage my site (like a CMS) as well as for a blog. After a lot of trial and error, I think I’ve achieved […]

Annoying system beep

Even with the volume turned off, if your PC has a system speaker, it can still emit a loud system beep. I was running some MySQL statements from the command line and every time there was an error…BEEP. To fix this, I could simply run the MySQL commands with the -b, –no-beep option, which turns […]

Traffic charts for my commute

When I changed jobs, my commute changed from mostly surface streets to mostly highway. I-80 is notoriously congested and I wanted to strategically plan my commute to avoid as much traffic as possible. I started by watching traffic online and then found, where I could create custom drives and receive alerts, etc. Pretty cool…but […]

PHP Bug – glob(), GLOB_BRACE, and Windows paths

I stumbled upon a PHP framework called Kohana, which is based on CodeIgniter. I’ve used CI a bit in the past and thought I’d give Kohana a whirl. I downloaded the latest code and tried to run it on a Windows XP machine. Well, when I brought up the site, I got an error: Fatal […]

Eric Martin