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Dan Cameron

I build stuff with WordPress

I'm currently building Sprout Apps to help small businesses and freelancers running WordPress.


I’m not a Fanboy, I’m a fan of good technology. [full]

July 29, 2009

I’ve been called a fanboy too many times…an Apple fanboy. Let me get things straight for all of you anti-apple cool kids, “I’m not an Apple Fanboy!”. Possibly the best definition of fanboy is from wikionary: Someone (normally male) who is utterly devoted to a single subject or hobby, often to the point where it is […]

Problems installing Redmine on (mt) DV

December 24, 2008

I was having some major problems installing the latest stable release of redmine and I had been getting the error “rake aborted! undefined method `register_template_handler’ for ActionView::Base:Class” after running $rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=”production”. I was able to resolve the issue and I wish I took better notes (or notes at all, using my bash history) so […]

Scheduling Rake for Redmine to Receive Email (rake redmine:email:receive_imap)

December 23, 2008

#Crontab runs this every ten minutes (root) */10 * * * * /root/scripts/ > /tmp/redmine-email.log 2>&1 #this is the script One of the recent projects I gave myself was setting up redmine for project management. I’ve found it to be a great project management system and since I’ve been looking for alternatives to Basecamp-because of […]

iTunes or WMV more restrictive

November 11, 2007

I’m really sick of all the content being fed by Windows Media DRM. This time around it’s NBC Direct. iTunes is not OS dependent iTunes is not Browser specific iTunes does not require media keys iTunes “just works” iTunes has been a proven success So the the change? It’s all about control and WMV let’s […]

Why OS X and not Linux?

November 9, 2007

Why OS X and not Linux? There is really nothing religious about our use of open source. We use it because it’s better on the scales of merit that we care about. For infrastructure software, such as web servers, databases, server operating systems, programming languages, and web frameworks, the scales of merit lend themselves incredibly […]

Installing Webmin on CentOS

August 27, 2007

One of the first things I did on my Media Tempe (dv) was install webmin because I’m a huge fan of easy it let’s you manage your web/server, e.g. web interface to quickly change config files or restart particular services without having to login through SSH. A more official description: Webmin is a web-based interface […]

Linux vs. Mac

August 1, 2007

This has got to be the best review/article on the age old debate of Linux vs. Mac. The article is extensive but the conclusions on the topic mimic my sentiments exactly. In the following pages, they lead a guided tour of the two OSes, paying particular attention to eight important areas: Installation & Migration; Hardware […]

Linux Action Show hates freedom me

July 18, 2007

Yesterday I e-mailed TLAS about the conversation happening over on one of my posts. Without entirely reading the entire post they noticed a “mac fan” was criticizing them for their stance on Apple and how it clearly biased their Apple news reporting. Chris responded with, Mac fanboys are all trolls, and well, I try not […]

Linux Action Show

July 17, 2007

Starting to listen to The Linux Action Show again but I absolutely hate the incorrect Apple bashing and I now know where the idiotic term “Apple hates freedom” came from. #

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