Andrew McCombe


Full Stack Web Developer

Managing Homebrew Services

Homebrew is easy to use and makes installing services such as MySQL or Elasticsearch a breeze. Here’s how to manage those services.


Solved: PHP Imagick ‘unable to open image’ PDF

I’ve recently stumbled across an issue where PHP Imagick can’t open a PDF file despite the file being there and readable. This is using Mac OSX El Capitan with Homebrewed PHP5, Imagemagick, Ghostscript and the PHP55-imagick module. After a bit of searching I found the fix.


Install PHP and Mysql on OSX Mountain Lion

Install PHP and Mysql on OSX Mountain Lion I usually develop on an Ubuntu VM running in VirtualBox but have needed to install PHP and MySQL on OSX Mountain Lion on the MacBook Pro. Here’s a Github Gist from Aaron Brady with details on how to do it.