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(Here are a few notes I made to myself about the credential system.) Credentials are part of the sfGuardPlugin security system for Symfony. For some reason, Symfony also refers to credentials as permissions. As far as I can tell, the two terms are used interchangeably. sfGuardUser records...

The easiest way I've found to add meta refresh to a specific action in Symfony is to use the view.yml file. Note that I use http_metas, not regular metas. indexSuccess: http_metas: refresh: 300 which results in adding the following, as you would expect: <meta...

Newcastle Tunnel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z3Nd3CmJso Yolo Causeway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8LZDA5fUUw Davis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFcB4gPwLEg Elmira Junction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLiMwnFIgqY Martinez: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysC4fZALNVg Richmond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXd71-Sr9pc Emeryville: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFSD7cMUVm0 ...

I just installed Safari 4 and the first thing it did was to show me my top sites - the 12 sites that I go to most frequently. My initial reaction was "Weird!" and then "I need to get out more often!" Here is a fuzzy...

San Francisco is known for it's fog, not it's sunshine, but that's mostly in the summer months, mid June to the end of August. Right now in January it should be raining, but we have gotten precious little rain this January. As evidence I present...

Economist magazine has a great article on for-profit activism and mentions both 1BOG.org and Virgance. 1BOG helped me get a solar panel system last year and I'm am still delighted with how well the whole process went. Thank you again 1BOG and congrats to you and...

Jeremiah Owyang switched out a high wattage halogen lamp with an LED version that is only 3W. The LED bulb is expensive, but it will save much more over its life. Just another example of how to use less energy withiout sacrificing quality of life. ...

I'm always interested one term can mean different things - polysemy - and now we have the Model 271 in the news. The Model 271 is the type of shoe that was thrown at our President as a sign of disrespect of him and of...

I was asked recently how to backup purchased iTunes music, and after trying the normal backup function, I discovered what everyone already knows - that iTunes wants backup everything, including movies and TV shows. While I appreciate that Apple wants to backup all purchases (see...

The financial rescue bill (aka the bailout) contains substantial tax credits for plug-in hybrid vehicles sold after 2008. This could mean about $7,500 dollars for a GM Volt, based on the size of its battery. Here are some links: Green Car Congress on the senate bill Green Car...

This is just one reason to get solar sooner rather than later: Carbon Is Building Up in Atmosphere Faster Than Predicted (washingtonpost.com) "The new statistics also underscore the growing contribution to the world's "carbon budget" from rapidly industrializing countries such as China, India and Brazil. Developing...

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