Mar 262013

I recently found an old Dunlop Crybaby Wah pedal that I’d had lying around for the past 20 years.  The thing was in horrible shape and I had forgotten I even had it, let alone used it.  Since I didn’t really have anything to lose by doing so, I ended up deciding that this might make a good project pedal to modify.  That being the case, I decided to go ahead and do the true bypass mod, which eliminates the “tonesucking” that takes place without it (high end frequencies bleed off passing through the pedal), and to add an LED indicator light as the first modification.  Here’s the story of how I did it.

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Feb 022013

A new version of AuthLDAP has been released and is ready for consumption.  I’ve put in some more error checking and tried to fix some of the bugs around the group membership checking for users.  I’ve also done some major reworking of the configuration options in order to hopefully allow for better interoperability between directories and to add options that can help with search optimization in some cases.

This has been tested against Active Directory, OpenLDAP, and SunOne Directory Server.  You can download the new library from it’s project page.  I hope you find it useful!

Jul 192011
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A new TLF yum repository has been created for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6-based distributions (ie CentOS 6).  As of right now, there is only a 64-bit repo.  32-bit packages are forthcoming.  php 5.3.6 packages are available here by running the following set of commands:

There are several php packages available and the above yum command is only an example if you wanted to install php, the cli, and the mysql and mbstring extensions. The extensions you need will be based upon your usage.

Jul 102011
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The Linux Fix yum repository has been updated with new rpm’s for the tlf-release package and for php version 5.3.6.  The new tlf-release package includes changes to the layout of the yum repository, including splitting off a separate 32-bit and 64-bit repo.  You can read the release notes for php 5.3.6 here.

You may install or update the TLF repository with the following command:

Note that this command will work on 64-bit architectures as well.  I also need to repeat the disclaimer that using any of the database extensions for this version of php will also update sqlite to version 3.6.20, which replaces some pretty core functionality of RHEL and CentOS, so please use them at your own risk.


Jul 032011

Over the past couple years, I’ve written several little php-based application that rely on LDAP for authentication.  More recently, I’ve been using CodeIgniter to write more apps.  I thought it was about time to handle LDAP authentication a little more elegantly.  To handle this, I’ve written a library for CodeIgniter called Ldap_Auth.

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