Mac OSX tip: ls command color output

If you have OSX tiger simply grab the fileutils from fink with fink install fileutils Then add the following to your .profile: export LS_OPTIONS='--color=auto' eval "`/sw/bin/dircolors`" alias ls='ls $LS_OPTIONS' alias ll='ls $LS_OPTIONS -lah' alias l='ls $LS_OPTIONS -lA' In leopard…

hListing unleashed

Over on the YDN Blog, Ben Ward has written a detailed post on the use of hListing microformats in the latest release of the Kelkoo shopping comparison site. In the article Ben provides some neat examples of exactly how these microformats can be utilised to display product information on a…

Drive By South By

SXSWi is the geek excursion of the year for me. It's a chance to catch up with old friends meet new people and to generally geek-out in one of the coolest cities I've ever been to, Austin Texas. This year to do something slightly unusual Cyril, Tristan and myself had…

IE8 will now render as IE8 by default

Good news! The IE team have decided to revert their decision on compatibility which would have meant IE8 would render sites with the IE7 engine if a ua-x-compatible meta tag isn't defined. Sites will now render with the browser's current rendering engine by default, so sites will be rendered as…

EU Hackday 5: Django and Python FTW

Last Thursday, James Broad, Cyril Doussin, Andrew Phillipo and myself started out on the fifth internal hackday at Yahoo! headquarters in London. James had come up with an awesome idea which was to build a tool for sharing code and techniques internally. To make our lives easier I wanted to…

Sqlite: ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN fail on OSX 10.4

I've been playing with some stuff in Django recently and having updated a model I wanted to add a column to the sqlite database. Unfortunately ALTER TABLE ADD COLUMN statements don't work in sqlite3.1.3 which is the version installed in Tiger and all you'll get is a SQL…