The Secret from Rhonda Byrne

“I cannot tell what is the secret. All I can say is that it exists.”
-Alexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of telephone)

Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.

In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life — money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life.

The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers — men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.

The Secret (Extended Edition)

This movie will enhance your visualization skills to master the law of attraction and positive thinking.

The first 20 minutes of the movie is broadcasted on YouTube:

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‘OpenMac’ Promises $399 Headless Mac… But Not From Apple

Arnold Kim reports on Macrumors.com that:

A company called Psystar has started advertising a $399 computer called “OpenMac” which claims to be a Leopard compatible Mac built from standard PC-parts. For $399, you get a tower computer with the following specs:

– 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
– 2GB of DDR2 667 memory
– Integrated Intel GMA 950 Graphics
– 20x DVD+/-R Drive
– 4 USB Ports
– 250GB 7200RPM Drive

Many of the components can be upgraded, however. For example, the graphics card can be updated to a GeForce 8600GT 512MB for $155 more.

Psystar is marketing this as a cheaper and more expandable alternative to a true Apple Mac.

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PHP Design Patterns PHP Job Interview Questions

As a PHP contractor, consultant, and freelancer, Larry Truett from San Diego, CA going by the alias Fluffycat had a fair number of interviews – and sometimes he’s been asked technical questions. Here are a few to help you prepare for your next PHP job interview.

=,==,=== – what is the difference between these?

= assigns a value, == checks if value is the same, === checks if value is the same and the variables are of the exact same type.

Echo, print, printf – what is the difference between these?

Print and echo both output what is passed to them. Print acts like a function, so you can use it in complex statements. Printf is used to format the output.

Include, include once, require – what is the difference between these?

Include will includes a file each time it is called. Include_once would only include a file one time, so if a php program has a file in two include_once statements only the first will be done. Requre is like include, but if the file included is not available a fatal error occurs and processing stops.

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Facebook Shocker: New Privacy Controls Sort of Naive

Chris Soghoian reports on Facebook’s new privacy controls, which feature the ability to classify what kinds of people can view particular elements of their profiles:

“This sounds like a great idea, and should be a significant benefit to those students who find that their Facebook-advertised parties were busted by police who found out about the events through the social-networking site.

“The primary problem is that Facebook has no way of determining what someone’s university status is. The company is only able to verify that the user has a valid .edu e-mail address, which could mean that the person is a student, staff member, professor, or alumni. As a result, Facebook asks users to self-report this information.

“Given an example situation where a student doesn't wish for the Facebook-using professors at their university to be able to view their profile, it would be trivially easy for a professor to log in, and change his or her own status to that of an undergrad.”

Yoinks!

“This new system provides little in the way of real additional protection, yet may give users a false sense of security, leading the millions of users to post even more stupid and embarrassing things to the site than they currently do.”

Which gets us into the territory of encouraging people to just not put stuff up on Facebook that they wouldn’t want to put up on billboards all over town.

Source: http://www.opennetworkstoday.com/2008/03/facebook-shocke.html

Related link: http://www.cnet.com/8301-13739_1-9898098-46.html

Publish iCal calendars with local WebDAV server

To publish your iCal Calendar with the bundled OS X Apache web server, edit Apache’s configuration file in /etc/httpd. You must be root, so I expect you know vi and the workings of this file in general.

 % sudo vi /etc/httpd/htttpd.conf

In the Shared Library section, where modules are loaded, add these two lines in the same ordering in their repective sections:

LoadModule dav_module libexec/httpd/libdav.soAddModule mod_dav.c

Then somewhere in the global section add:

DAVLockDB /Library/WebServer/davlocks/DAVLockDB

I used this section to have a webdav folder managed by Apache:

<Directory "/Library/WebServer/Documents/dav">  DAV On  

  AuthName 'WebDAV'  

  AuthType Basic  

  AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/.htpasswd  

  AuthGroupFile /dev/null  

  <LimitExcept GET HEAD OPTIONS>  

    require valid-user  

  </LimitExcept>  

</Directory>

I want this folder protected (somewhat) by a password. To generate the password file
with MD5 passwords (not that old crypt!), please use the -m flag. The file is text. Note that http is vulnarable to sniffing attacks, so someone on your network can get at your password.

 % htpasswd -m -c /etc/httpd/.htpasswd user New password: not_safe  

 Re-type new password: not_safe  

 Adding password for user user

Then set up the folder with permissions.

 % cd /Library/WebServer/ % mkdir davlocks  

 % chown www:www davlocks  

 % cd Documents  

 % mkdir dav  

 % chown www:www dav

In iCal, choose Publish Calendar and specify http://localhost/dav/iCal. Do not FTP stuff into the dav folder; webdav uses its own locking, don’t confuse it.

Good Luck!

From http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20020912065811863