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An XSLT file for iTunes?

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
<xsl:output method="xml"
indent="yes" />

<xsl:template match="/">
<xsl:element name="library">
<xsl:attribute name="value">
<xsl:value-of select="'My iTunes Library'" />
<xsl:apply-templates select="plist/dict/dict/dict"/>

<xsl:template match="plist/dict/dict/dict">
<xsl:element name="track">
<xsl:attribute name="value">
<xsl:value-of select="key[.='Name']/following-sibling::node()[1]"/>
<xsl:call-template name="artist" />
<xsl:call-template name="album" />

<xsl:template name="artist">

Nice ISP in Box page

Updated! http://diymacserver.com/ is the updated site.

While we all want to have straight forward instructions on getting an Apache, MySQL and PHP set up on your mac, even a mini. It has been very valuable to me. Many recipes out there, this one hasn't left me re-configuring over and over again.

TFS-Cost Benefit Analysis


Discusses the cost not just in dollars but in terms of team pain. Most places do have less than perfect processes for developing and testing code. Does that mean TFS is the only game in town?

Nothing wrong with using Bugzilla or Mantis for Project Management. Even Jira is cheaper.

Also, CVS and Sub version are not perfect but tested in house.

Now I am up at 2 AM looking at posts about TFS costing $1,500 per seat some how.

Build mod_python with MAMP 1.7.1

http://forum.webedition.de/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=1866 this site give the contents of a config_vars.mk file that you need if you are going to build mod_python.

Mac OS X Lepoard Server had some issues

According to this link, Mac OS X Server 10.5.x is junk. 10.4.x seems "Rock Solid". Personally, I am not entirely sure what the server software gets you.

Setting up Subversion

http://lijinjoseji.wordpress.com/2008/03/24/installing-subversion-just-f... show 7 steps to setting up subversion. Does it work?

Calibrating your computer's battery for best performance

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1490 is a link to how to recalibrate your Mac's battery. The procedure is different depending on your computer, so look carefully!

Using scons with Visual Studio solution sln files.

http://code.google.com/p/sln2scons/source/checkout is supposedly a project that will take a perfectly good sln file and convert to one scons can use. Scons can be found here: http://www.scons.org/

HTML Help (CHM) Tools and Information

Do you want to read a Microsoft Help file (CHM) on your mac? Or maybe even a linux box? Use this:
CHM lib0.38 it was mentioned on Mac Geeky: Converting CHM Files to Something ... Useful. It really does work.

Microsoft Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Team Server


Quiescing is shutting down the services needed. Here is a link to it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950893
"When you are performing Team Foundation Server system servicing, such as installing a service pack or hotfix, the installer disables access to the Team Foundation Server for the duration of the servicing. This is called "quiescing" the server. After completion of the servicing, the server is reenabled, or "unquiesced". "

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