PHP Certified Developers

I’ve been preparing for the past few months to take the Zend certification for PHP. However I’ve been busy as well with client projects but I plan to take it this year. Here is an interesting chart on the growth of PHP Certified Developers through the years. The growth of PHP developers have been phenomenal […]

My Pagerank is back

Since posting last July 22 that I noticed my pagerank vanished and only showed as “No PageRank Information Available”, after doing some investigation on my files I saw that I had an empty robot.txt file, so I added the allow tag back. This could be the culprit,  it could have caused googlebots to not crawl […]

Where did my homepage PR go?

My Google Toolbar got corrupted about two weeks ago and I didn’t pay much attention to it, all sites I visited Pagerank were showing “No PageRank Information Available”. On this blog my PR was 3/10 for almost several months now. I reinstalled the Google Toolbar last night and saw that my PR has vanished. From […]

Enabling a New Installed SATA Drive

Just got a new SATA drive, if you have your primary drive as an IDE and install a new SATA drive, it won’t show up instantly when you go to My Computer. That is because the drive is not formatted yet. To fix this you need to format the drive and assign a label. Here […]

My Travelling Gear

This bag is perfect for those that needs to travel and couldn’t leave their gadgets behind like laptops, ipods, camera, thumbdrives, cellphones etc.. From the same company that makes Swiss Army Knife, I got myself a Swissgear Maxxum. The threading is perfectly sewn two sides and has a lifetime warranty. Every compartment is crafted in […]

Cloud Experience

Got the chance to mess around with Amazon EC2 console. And was really amazed on how fast setting up a server with AMI(Amazon Machine Image) is. Just browse from already existing thousands of AMI then launch. That simple. One experience though that I don’t like somehow are that these LAMP AMIs seems a little flaky. […]

Access denied for user root@’localhost’ (using password: NO)

Been using WAMP for several months now and once in awhile MySQL breaks. Somehow the user tables gets corrupted. To fix the problem instead of reinstalling the whole WAMP. Just replace the corrupted files. These 3 files are always corrupted. user.MYI user.MYD user.frm Download this mysqlusertables. Unzip the file, copy the 3 files inside. Go […]

No Renaming Tables feature in phpMyAdmin

Quick tip. The feature is not (yet) supported in phpMyAdmin but you can easily make the change by simply issuing this sql statement. RENAME TABLE old_table TO new_table Update On phpMyAdmin select a table then go to Operations, Under Table Options you would see Rename Table to feature. May 26, 2009lopau

Import sql dump using the MySQL client

This is useful if you don’t have access to phpmyadmin on your server but have access to ssh and ftp. Or you have a huge sql dump like 10MB or higher that you cannot import directly on phpmyadmin. In my case the phpmyadmin directory was password protected by Apache and I don’t have the right […]

Restart Apache in Mac OS X

I miss using a Mac, saving up to get the latest MacBook Pro. Here is quick tip for an alternative method on how to restart Apache using the Terminal. Long method is go to Preferences then Sharing and disable enable Personal Web Sharing. Shortcut is Open the Mac OS X Terminal window then type in. […]