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MacBook Random Shutdowns For Real?

Wed, 09/27/2006 - 05:36 -- rprice

Dave Winer has been complaining for weeks about his new MacBook randomly shutting down. Leo, Merlin, Alex and the gang over at MacBreak Weekly have been talking about mooing. Apparently the MacBook Pro doesn't have these problems. I'm glad I spent the extra dough.
Scripting News: 9/27/2006 Random Shutdowns
“Affected MacBooks span the serial number range 4H617-4H635.”


How I got my mod_rewrite to play nice with Apache 2 and Drupal

Sat, 09/16/2006 - 20:51 -- rprice

I have been installing Drupal sites like crazy recently, and one thing that really helps a Drupal site thrive is the Clean URLs feature. Clean URLs and smart permalinks and all sorts of things require Apache's wonderful mod_rewrite to be active. This isn't very hard, but it is if you don't know what you're doing.

This HowTo assumes that you have control over your entire server. If you don't, you need to contact your hosting support, or whichever geeky cousin you are getting your hosting from.

Here are three easy steps to enable search-engine-friendly URLs:


Backlash from Facebook and Digg users

Thu, 09/07/2006 - 07:38 -- rprice

Why, Facebook?

"Social networks to date have been these big unmanageable messes. Facebook is addressing that by giving users a tool to consolidate the information they care about." -Fred Wilson, via Scripting News

"one user, one vote--that's the rule" say the top 5 digg users after Jay and Kevin promise to take the wieght off of top voter's diggs.



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