Unable to install Homebrew

Unable to install Homebrew with this? ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)" What’s happened -e:70: warning: Insecure world writable dir /usr/local/bin in PATH, mode 040777 ==> This script will install: /usr/local/bin/brew /usr/local/Library/... /usr/…

Interview Practice Extra 06 - Vending Machine

Question This is an actual question I encountered in an Amazon phone interview in November 2013. You are going to design the money changing algorithm for a vending machine. That is, after any purchase, the machine makes change to users with a combination of coins. And the machine only have…

Save Terminal from Process Completed in Mac OSX

What’s happening One day, when I opened up terminal as usual, it showed [Process completed] and just terminated. I could not type any thing, run any scripts and work on my project. Even worse, this made me unable to install programs into my computer because many installations need to…

External directory in Xampp (Apache)

For both server and website developing, I usually use Xampp’s Apache to create a localhost server. However, I hate to put my important files in the htdocs inside Apache. Instead I would rather put the folder inside Documents, and make a link to htdocs. First, create a symbolic link…

InstaMusic Beta is Coming!

Hi there, its been a long time that InstaMusic haven’t been updated. Sorry for that because I had been so busy in working on a game project in my company. Anyway, I am quitting for the sake of pursuing a master degree. And finally I have time to implement…

Find the User Agent Strings of any Mobile Devices

It’s quite often for a developer to make use of the user agent to determine what browser does a user used, especially for those who develop web services and websites. Recently I found a website which has a huge database of mobile device information, including the user agent string…

InstaMusic Got 10,000 Downloads over Lunar New Year!

Happy lunar new year to all. I am flattered. In less than a month since I put the InstaMusic to the Android Market on 27 Dec 2011, today it has already more than 10,000 downloads. To be honest, I never expected this. If you are uninitialized, InstaMusic is a…

Detecting browsers of iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android and BlackBerry with JavaScript and PHP

To begin with, we need to understand that in the HTTP protocol, browser send its identity called user agent to the server to request the wanted webpage. Every browser has its only unique user agent value, and therefore we can check that value to identify the user browser. So, first…

Take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S2

Press and hold home and tap the power button. This is the magic key for Samsung Galaxy S2 to take a screenshot. It has been such a good news for users like me who used to use iPhone. Somehow it is just the same as the iPhone setting. Actually some…