How to turn off cron in development environments.

Since Drupal 7, poormanscron (auto cron every interval) is in core, which is great. When working on multiple projects in a development environment, I like to turn off this feature though. I dont want every project to load for 5 secs the first time I'm accessing it after a few days working on another project. You could change the cronsettings on admin/config/system/cron I prefer adding the next line to your development settings.php

$conf['cron_safe_threshold'] = '0';

By the way, I do not recommend to do this on live sites