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Oct
2010
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Add new files to SVN from the command line

Here is a little tip for automating files that need to be added to SVN. First make sure you are in your project folder that is under source control. Then try the following: svn status | grep -e ^?svn status | grep -e ^? With this you’ll notive that it will list the files, but its not in a format ready automatable. So lets enhance…

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Oct
2010
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FaceTime for Mac

The other big news out of Apple today was FaceTime for Mac. I personally think that windows should be next, but its a great step towards making this iPhone 4 function more usable. If you have a Mac, get your beta copy here.

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Oct
2010
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App Store for the Mac?

Did you watch Apple’s keynote speech this morning (or afternoon depending on your timezone)? There were some pretty interesting announcements, but the most significant of those is the new Mac App Store. Its being opened in 90 days and it works pretty much just like the iOS App Store. But, what does that mean for the apps that it offers, and for the developers? There…

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5

Oct
2010
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TDK is showing off see-through & Curved OLED Displays

I love Engadget. Its like a drool factory for gadget lovers. They just had a blog post showing TDK’s latest OLED displays. While this by itself is an amazing achievement, think of what it will enable in the future. At the speed things are moving, within the next 10 years, we will have these embedded in our bluetooth enabled RayBan sun glasses. The first thought,…

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5

Oct
2010
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GAE: Querying on Child objects using parent Key

This post is about the Google App Engine and its limitations. I googled for a while to try and find an article on how to do better queries using the datastore, but I did not find what I needed. I hope this helps some of you out there. I have a a bunch of child entities, but I only want a select few of them,…

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5

Oct
2010
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Get going with Tomcat & Eclipse on OSX

I recently had to move a project off of Google App Engine. To my surprise, Google App Engines performance was just not fast enough for this project. In any case, this lead to my installation of Tomcat on OSX and integrating into Eclipse so here is how to do it: Get the latest tomcat: http://tomcat.apache.org/index.html. You need to make sure you get the tar or…

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5

Oct
2010
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How to verify MX records for your domain

You won’t be able to get any email until you set the MX (Mail eXchange) records for your domain. This is usually done for you, unless you decide to use a different provider for your email such as Google. Eventhough, there are instructions and online tools that will do this for you, but sometimes you just want to be the master of your domain, so…

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30

Sep
2010
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How to move your cvsroot folder

I recently came across a client who was running out of space on /var and needed to move some files off to a different location. There is history behind it, and this should not be your first option, but the short of it is that cvsroot was one of the folders that needed to be moved. Here is what I did to get them going…

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30

Sep
2010
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Launch VNC From the terminal

Mac OSX Hints has a very nifty tip on launching VNC from The terminal! Take a look: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20100927085636535

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Sep
2010
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An Introduction

We are Pelaxa!  A group of technology enthusiasts that get a kick out of solving business problems by matching them with the right technology for the simplest possible solution that satisfies our customers’ need.  As it so happens, we also love gadgets, follow the latest trends religiously, and are sometimes opinionated about what is happening around us. This is our first blog post, with many more…

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