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GoDaddy Code Signing Certificate Import To Windows PFX

GoDaddy Code Signing Certificate Import To Windows PFX

SPC Code-signing  Certificate to Windows PFX GoDaddy’s code-signing certificate support lists about 8 articles which don’t include some key details. Assuming you have generated a CSR and private key using OpenSSL and have received a certificate (an .SPC file) from GoDaddy you can not directly use this with Microsoft’s pvk2pvx.exe or pvkimport.exe to build a […]

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Converting Parallels VM (And Setting Up) Linux KVM

If you are running a Parallels virtual machine (VM) but want to move it to a VM Linux server running KVM, you’ll need to convert it first.  This explains how to convert it, how to configure (Ubuntu) Linux to run the VM, and optionally how to connect to the new VM on the Linux box […]

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Installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 from USB key on HP Proliant Microserver n54l

These are notes on installing Ubuntu Server on a new HP Proliant Microserver N54L I had initially wanted to do the install from the USB key without any user interaction – I don’t have a VGA compatible monitor.  I tried to use the steps indicated on this post   but wasn’t able to get the SSH […]

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Recovering Encrypted Eclipse / ZendStudio remote connection FTP and SVN passwords

Introduction If you do programming or web development with a lot of clients on a freelance basis you will inevitably find yourself in a situation where the login credentials you have for a client’s site are not to be found in your project emails, and naturally the client didn’t keep them themselves. In this case, […]

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Roundcube Integration With An iFrame in a 3rd-Party CMS + Custom Attachments

Using RoundCube in a Custom Application/CMS Recently I needed to use a clients existing RoundCube installation to allow users of a custom PHP application to send mail from the custom application using RoundCube’s interface.  The requirements where Have the custom application/CMS interface display a New Message (compose) window from RoundCube Prepopulate the email subject line, […]

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Easily Creating Charts on iOS using Google Image Charts URL API

Easily Creating Charts on iOS using Google Image Charts URL API

In search of the simplest way to put sophisticated charts/graphs into an iPhone app, I surveyed some possible options.  I wanted a non-interactive, freely available, graph that felt polished and native to iOS. This excluded UIWebView javascript options, commercial libraries, and the advanced open-source options. So I settled on Google Charts Image Charts.   Google Image […]

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A survey of chart plotting possibilities for the precocious programmer using IOS

A survey of chart plotting possibilities for the precocious programmer using IOS

Adding charts to an iOS application leads one to a review of the currently available charting libraries for Objective-C/Cocoa.  Here is a quite likely, non-exhaustive list I’ve come up with to-date: Native Open-Source iOS Charting Libraries Core Plot  – the most comprehensive and popular(?) of the freely available charts. Too complicated for my application requirements, […]

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Simple Audit Logging of Table Changes Using Triggers in MySQL

Simple Audit Logging of Table Changes Using Triggers in MySQL

Tracking changes to database data can be used to provide a simple history of the data over time or an audit log of who changed what in order to increase the accountability of system users. Logging can be done in application layer code in an easy manner if you are using a database abstraction layer […]

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Exchange rates from the ECB using XML for Objective-c

Retrieving live exchange rates from ECB XML feed for iOS

While building the Amazon Associates application I needed to access current exchange rates for a number of different currencies.  I looked for various sources for the data found the ECB and Bank of Canada both offer XML exchange rate feeds. http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exchange/rates-in-rss/ http://www.ecb.int/stats/eurofxref/eurofxref-daily.xml The ECB one was chosen because it’s much reduced data feed was all […]

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Getting pyrus.phar to work on a Mac (OS 10.5+)

Problem After needing to use the PEAR::HTTP_Request class to build an auto-login script I tried to use the PEAR install command-line syntax and ran into the usual difficulties with where was it going to install the downloaded files, were the channels up-to-date, etc.  So on the class page I noticed a new installer that was […]

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