WordPress on OSX (10.6.8), Apache, PHP & htaccess

I’ve just managed to get OSX 10.6.8 to work with mod_rewrite and .htaccess to be able to let WordPress rewrite it’s URLs. Here is what I did. I installed WordPress to my homefolder so I’ll access it using http://localhost/~ola/wordpress. Apache is configured to use a split config in OSX so to change the directives for the […]

Using Motion webcam software to capture an image every 30 seconds

Sometimes I use a webcam to capture images that I then use for time lapse videos. Other times I use my old Canon camera with CHDK and an interalometer script. I have been trying to find a simple and robust webcam tool for this for years but all packages are too complicated and anoying. I […]

WordPress development environment – Aptana, Virtualbox and Google Code

At work we always have a pretty hefty development environment. At home I’ve never had any dedicated environment for my web development. It’s both a relief and something I miss. Today I’ll try to set up a WordPress development environment that’s a bit more robust than my old setup where I download the file I […]

Combine Time Lapses with standard DV – Avidemux and Sony Vegas

I’ve just gone trough some hoops to import a time lapse video made in Avidemux into my standard DV project in Sony Vegas. My first issue was to find a suitable video format and the second to get the size of the time lapse video to match the size of the DV format. I’ll go […]

Easy way to convert videos using FFmpeg!

Update: I used FFmpeg for some conversions but I just found out Avidemux and it seems promising! Trying it right away! Every once in a while I get my hands on a video file that I can’t play. Today when I wanted to watch a bouldering movie it failed. Not sure why. Maybe becuase my […]

Portable backup solution for Windows

I have been thinking about creating an easy solution to backup some files from different computers to thumb drives. I wanted a solution that was portable (so I could run it from the thumb drive) and easy to configure (maximum update one path to copy from and one to copy to). I decided to give […]

Write Your Own WXR File to Migrate Custom CMS to WordPress

I have been using a custom build CMS that’s really basic for a tiny site for some years. It has around 200 posts so it’s not a huge site but too much too migrate to a new host by hand. I have been using WordPress for some other sites and I really like it so […]