Google Closure and Facebook JavaScript SDK

September 3rd, 2013 No comments

I just got the awesome error “fb.login called before fb.init” and remembered all the things i learned @knallgrau why this error could happen but found no solution. Here is why i still got it. And why it took me hours to find it. Read more…

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List all entity classes managed by Doctrine in Symfony2 controller

August 25th, 2013 7 comments

In a recent project (virtualidentityag/hydra-twitter) i tried to create a Symfony2 form field that lets you choose from the list of entities managed by doctrine (so that the user could decide which entity he wants to map a REST-resultset to). I thought that there was no easy way doing this. Heres how i found a solution. Read more…

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Backup a Drupal instance on hetzner linux server

July 10th, 2013 1 comment

Ever wondered how to efficiently backing up a drupal installation on a hetzner – or more generally – on a debian linux server with a secondary backup server? Here is my solution. Read more…

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SSH2 Extension for MAMP on MacOS X

June 13th, 2013 No comments

If you want to use SSH2 with PHP (say you built a custom deployment system) you need the SSH2-extension for php. Here is how you get it to work using MAMP on OSX. Read more…

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Intl Extension for MAMP on MacOS X

June 11th, 2013 7 comments

Many Symfony bundles require the intl-php-extension. Unfortunately my MAMP-version lacks it. Here is how i got it to work.

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July 8th, 2011 2 comments

everybody does it right now so here are my rather ironic and maybe over exaggerated 10 cents to +

just let me say some introductory words: i like +, i’d prefere it to fb, if everybody was on it (not only geeks and fags who think they have to just because its new). you made the point: many features + has are heavily missed features in fb! i somewhere read (not literally) “you use your fb, but you make your +”. + is, for the time being, not a social, but a medial experience to me. i can customize a lot, and that is just purely awesome. my suggestion: let this be your primary rule of concept, because fb, doesn’t let me decide crucial things (don’t know why. money?) and i hate that since feel mature. i tried to think about what is most irritating me about +’s behaviour… Read more…

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Instagram blocks IP?

January 9th, 2011 5 comments

I recently created a PHP-Instagram API called phpinstagram and published it on github. I also set up this API on my own webserver and got quite high response as far as stats are concerned. Yesterday my service stopped to work and it seems as if Instagram is blocking my webservers IP-address.

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Instagram API for PHP

December 7th, 2010 4 comments

Recently i wondered why did not publish its api, especially because i assumed them to already use one. Therefore i created a wlan on my macbook, connected the iphone with it and sniffed some instagram traffic using wireshark. What i found is the following API. Then i started to develop a PHP-library for it at github.

[UPDATE] yesterday @mislav contacted me and linked me his api-documentation which is much nicer than mine 🙂 here you go:

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September 17th, 2010 1 comment

after installing diaspora yesterday i expected a full-featured fbclone with enhanced privacy settings.

i have to add that i never was a fan of hyped projects, especially if there is much money behind it. for me 200k is so much i even can not imagine it. but i also hate people always talking about money and profit. so i took a look at diaspora as the (maybe typically intended) guy who is able to install and use it. Read more…

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jDownloader lost on secondary screen

August 16th, 2010 9 comments

ok – this is just a quick post to a very annoying problem i’ve run into several times. you start jdownloader and put it on the secondary monitor. then you disconnect your laptop and jdownloader is lost (its still on the “secondary monitor” living as a ghost between your spaces (at least under mac os x). i searched very long for a solution to this – but w/o success. now i found a solution myself.

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