If you’re using the Advanced TinyMCE Editor plugin in WordPress (to replace WordPress’s less-than-stellar WYSIWYG editor), make sure you disable it before upgrading to WordPress 2.5. It isn’t compatible with the latest version of WordPress atm, and you might not need it … WordPress 2.5 includes a revamped WYSIWYG editor that (so far) seems to do a great job.

It even avoids screwing things up in Safari at last 🙂

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A Book On Git

Posted by Stuart Herbert on March 25th, 2008 in Toolbox.

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Travis has just announced that he’s working on a book about Git, the version control system created for the Linux kernel by Linus Torvalds. This is great news, as there currently isn’t anything else out there in dead-tree form to help folks get up and running with this incredibly powerful distributed version control system.

It’s predicted that workplaces will change over the next ten years, with more and more people telecommuting rather than working in the office. Distributed people mean distributed teams – something that the open source world is already very used to. Git was specifically designed to solve the version control problems that distributed teams maintaining multiple branches face, and it’s slowly but surely gaining popularity amongst folks who’ve found Subversion’s branching and merging too painful to do.

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The challenge with securing a shared hosting server is how to secure the website from attack both from the outside and from the inside. PHP has built-in features to help, but ultimately it s the wrong place to address the problem. Apache has built-in features too, but the performance cost of these features is prohibitive.

This has created a gap that a number of third-party solutions have attempted to fill. One solution you may have heard of is mpm-peruser, by Telana Internet Services. How well does it work, and how well does it perform?

  • A Bit of History
  • Installing mpm-peruser
  • Configuring Apache
  • Some Benchmarks
  • Other Considerations
  • Conclusions

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Anyone know of a really great mind-mapping tool for OS X? It’s the one tool I haven’t picked up since buying my beloved MBP in 2006.

What I’m really looking for is something that supports a more 3D approach to mind-mapping than the traditional tools do (which just mimic pen and paper, at the end of the day). I feel constrained with having to hang all the nodes off a single central node – rich detail just doesn’t work like that, where things are much more interconnected. Ideally, it can cope with thousands of nodes, and support storing rich text or HTML in the notes at each node too. (Don’t want much, do I? 🙂

If you’ve got a favourite tool for this job, please leave a comment below. Ta.

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