Monthly Archives: July 2001

PHP on MacOS X

I just found this recent article on PHP on MacOS X over at O’Reilly. Their tips are useful and informative, but somewhat different than the configuration flags that I used on my machine since I have installed most of my libraries using Fink packages (Fink creates a special directory /sw for all the software that it installs). Here’s my most recent configuration:

./configure --with-mysql --with-apxs --with-gd=/sw --with-png-dir=/sw --with-zlib-dir=/sw --with-jpeg-dir=/sw --with-freetype-dir=/sw --with-xml --enable-shared --with-gd-imgstrttf --enable-safe-mode


Ming is a really cool PHP extension that allows you to create Flash animations on the fly, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to get it to fully build under MacOS X. I’ve managed to build the static library, but not the actual PHP extension.

Today while fiddling with Ming I discovered that an annoying side effect of running the recent Apple Software Update for Apache was a complete downgrade on my PHP installation. So I ended up spending a fair amount of time configuring and recompiling 4.06 in order to restore GD and extension support. In the end I was successful so it was time well spent, but it was definitely annoying.

I’m so glad the weekend is nearly here.

Nolan World Tour

A couple Gonzaga alumni and their three children are taking a year off to travel around the world.

The Nolan family headed down to El Paso on June 24, where they walked across the Mexican border into Juarez and have now made it all the way down to Guatemala travelling mostly by bus. I’m really looking forward to following their continued exploits around the globe over the coming months.

A Great Game, But…

Well, Team III exceeded my expectations and took University III to overtime before eventually losing by five. We were actually leading by two with 9 seconds left, but thanks in part to my decision to pressure full court we ended up fouling with four seconds left in the game. U-High hit both their freethrows and we failed to get a good shot in the final four seconds of regulation. I think there’s a good chance that the outcome would have been the same had we simply fallen back into half court defense for the last ten seconds, but it’s hard to say for sure. On the one hand I’m really pleased with the job my team did, but on the other hand I’m pretty disappointed that we didn’t quite pull out the victory when it was ours for the taking.

Team I won their game fairly easily and plays tomorrow night at 6:10 PM.

Another weekend ends…

Not an especially eventful day. Mary and I went for a 30 minute run this morning around Manito Park. I felt pretty good over the course of the run, but Mary struggled with some nausea. My calves have been pretty sore since the run though so I didn’t come away completely unscathed.

Morningstar Farm Veggie Dogs are so good that I’ve had six this weekend. And I think that your average person would be hard pressed to distinguish them from their beef filled cousin.

Tomorrow Ferris Team III has their big playoff rematch with University III at 5 PM. I think we’re capable of beating them, but it’s going to take our best effort offensively and defensively.