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Vimeo, OAuth and CakePHP Session Security Settings

So after ripping my hair out for a good 2-3hrs trying to figure out why my Vimeo OAuth requests wasn’t returning any sessions variables, I finally figured it out. CakePHP’s Configure::write(‘Security.level’, ‘medium’); sets PHP’s session.referer_check and denies any other hosts from setting session variables. I was wondering why half my sessions vars were gone and […]

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Crocker Park – Westlake, OH – Valet Parking Incident.

Valet services towed my car while their valet parking lot wasn’t properly marked. Guest Services and Security didn’t seem to care. Their attitude as "Oh, well. you have to take care of it." Couldn’t get anyone to acknowledge there’s a problem and they screwed up. http://www.flickr.com/photos/icebrkr/sets/72157625632082980/ [Update] Crocker Park head of Security returned my phone […]

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SlingCatcher, Roku, Boxee + Box.

So I’ve been tinkering around with ‘set-top boxes’ for approx. a year or better. Purchased a SlingCatcher on an impulse buy while wondering around Best Buy *Shudder*. It works. It just doesn’t work well. It locks up, crashes, doesn’t always play videos correctly and doesn’t seek very well at all. But it got me through […]

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CakePHP MySQLi Connection Timeout

So, we’ve been wrestling a little with cron jobs that take a long time to do their thing and having CakePHP’s DBO lose connection to the DB. It never checks to see if there’s an active connection prior to saving/updating data and errors out. So today I’ve taken the time to do what I can […]

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