Capturing from a miniDV to a PC

Well this is sort of a short review and a tutorial on how to capture from a minDV Sony handycam to your PC. But before that here are some background. I still have this Sony DCR-HC48 camcorder that I bought couple of years ago back when HD camcorder were still pretty expensive about $800-$1500. With […]

Ajax caching issue with IE workaround

If you’ve been developing websites I’m sure you pretty feel a little nausea from browser refreshing after an operation and prefer to work with AJAX for updating, deleting or loading some data from your DB with out the page reloading. Most commonly used is http request is GET, your script runs flawlessly with Firefox, Chrome […]

Taking up Photography

Been a very busy month and couldn’t find time to write a blog til now but I wanted to update you on somethings I have been doing.  I mentioned on my about page I’m a jack of all trades, now some new skill got added. I’m now into photography too. Just recently I finally got […]

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 […]