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Installing geoip php library and geoip standard on OS X 10.7 (Lion) for use with MAMP using PECL and Homebrew

I needed to install the GeoIP library for use on a PHP Application, so i tried to download the libraries from MaxMind website, i found that to be little to none helpful, having had experience with libraries and MAMP i started to wonder what is the best way to install this?, my initial idea was spot on! PECL, i had to first find the version of PECL bundled with MAMP, this isn’t really hard just locate your PHP Version (5.3.6 for me) then try to locate it under MAMP’s Application folder rroche at Ramon-Roches-MacBook-Pro in /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.3.6 $ la total 32 drwxr-xr-x 8...
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Installing Imagemagick with Hombrew ( libtiff fix ) UPDATED

UPDATE Jan 24 2012 – RESOLVED I got ImageMagick Installed with nothing more than brew install imagemagick, big thanks to the community behind Homebrew dont forget to pay them a visit on IRC freenode #machomebrew - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When i updated to Lion i found out that most of my libraries where gone, including the much needed ImageMagick, i couldn’t install it with MacPorts for some odd reason so i installed it by source, huge mistake, one of my apps stopped working. Today i tried installing with Homebrew, but...
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FFmpeg recommended conversion settings for iPad

Just a quick note on how to convert video to and iPad appropiate format I’m using libfaac for aac compression, you can get more conversion helpers here...
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Print File size

if you ever want to know the print file size of some images ( or PDF’s like me) try using the ImageMagick `identify` tool, here is an example of what helped...
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New Years resolution

i know every year we try to do something cool and new, but this year ill try to keep it simple, listen to music with my last.fm app turned on so i get statistics by the end of next year, and on my holidays for next year ill make a set of visualisations, ill gather data depending on my mood, to try and print a picture of what happened and who i was I during this coming year. Lets just hope the mayans where wrong and that the...
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