One Way or Another!

27 09 2014

flickr: by Wiertz S├ębastien


I recently dusted off an old tome among my PHP books, Read the rest of this entry »

Hard-drive Failure

27 08 2011

I had a bit of a scare recently when I turned my computer on after it had endured hot weather the day before without any air conditioning. Read the rest of this entry »


1 08 2011

by Decently Exposed

Today I’m going to play a sort of hopscotch on the computer Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Gray!

17 10 2010

Imagine you’re anticipating receiving an important email and when you open it up the background is gray — dark gray to be precise. Read the rest of this entry »

Changing MSIE’s View-Source Default Editor

15 09 2010

As, a PHP Developer, what do you do if you need to view the HTML source for a webpage? You could write a program using PHP’s file_get_contents() but sometimes you just want the convenience of manually viewing the source by issuing some quick keyboard or mouse commands to the browser. Normally, when you do so with MS Internet Explorer (MSIE) browser, you can expect that action to result in Notepad launching and revealing the HTML source code. That’s true most of the time. Read the rest of this entry »

XML to JSON with PHP

7 09 2010

In a previous post, Buzz Words, I used PHP to JSON-encode some XML contained within a couple of SimpleXML elements. In this post, we are going to delve more deeply into this issue of converting XML to JSON Read the rest of this entry »

JavaScript Triggering PHP Without Page Reload

24 07 2010

Same issue as in previous post JavaScript Triggering PHP but let’s do it without a page reload. Read the rest of this entry »

Compression – Part III: .js and .css files

13 04 2010

Recently I reviewed PHP’s ob_gzhandler() which only pertains to compressing PHP files. So, what can one do about having .css or .js files sent by the web server in a compressed form decompressed by a supporting browser? Read the rest of this entry »

Creating Images Fast and Easy on Windows

12 04 2010

I have yet to invest in a full-fledged graphics software package like Adobe PhotoShop as I’ve always been far more interested in programming than creating images. Yet there are times when you may need to create an image fast. Read the rest of this entry »

FTP and .htaccess

4 04 2010

Yesterday, I wanted to put something in a .htaccess file and then ftp the file over to my site that is hosted in the UK. Only one issue, I needed to make sure that I wouldn’t override the one that I had — just needed to add to it. Read the rest of this entry »

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