Category: web development

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."

Hiring companies: if you want it written in X, ask for it to be written in X

I recently took an online AbillityScreen through TrueAbility for a remote position, and one of the tasks was to program some generic automation scripts to do various file operations and so on. In the description, it stated to complete the task in whatever language you wanted as long as it worked.  I set about doing …

GoDaddy sucks for setting up anything out of the ordinary

My current company uses GoDaddy for hosting, SSL certs, and some other services I haven’t discovered yet. A few weeks back, I was sitting at my desk while 3 of my co-workers sat on the phone talking to GoDaddy support about why our web site grinded to a halt unexpectedly. We were informed that our …

Patrick Swayze is dying…

So … I’m not a big fan of Patrick Swayze or anything, and not in the cliché “I’m not a fan of” euphemism for “I strongly dislike”, but hearing about him saying goodbye to his family and friends was really sad to hear. From Australian News.com: ACTOR Patrick Swayze has reportedly started saying goodbye to …

Searching for a good web radio API – Jango, Pandora, etc

So…I just loaded up Jango.com after the recent hoopla about it. At first I wasn’t too impressed, there was no Black Sun Empire. But, I’m pretty impressed that the next song that played after an Aphrodite song was Adam F – Circles. This is one of my favorite songs by him … That leads me …

awesome, fixed the site …

ok so I was having problems with the blog being all dorked up because of a MySQL bug in the current version my web host has installed. if you’ve been to the site in the past couple weeks, you may have noticed posts were chronologically backwards. upgrading to the newest version fixed that, as well …

UDDI links

I’m doing a project on UDDI with PHP, but the resources available are terrible. Maybe once I get something working I’ll publish the code somewhere … for now, here are some links I shouldn’t lose. UDDI Tutorial for jUDDI First solution: nothing was working with jUDDI. So after a bit of scouring, I found that …

Technical feedback to CNN regarding Live Video

I’m not sure I understand why your CNN Live video shown on your front page works under Macintosh/Firefox and not under Linux/Firefox. I’m a web developer by trade and know that Flash is operating system agnostic, so it seems a simple browser check is preventing me from viewing video. If this is the case, I …

My new best friend JSON, using with Code Igniter and Mootools

So for the project I’m currently working on at work, I decided to use JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) to pass some of the changes made via AJAX to avoid page refreshes. Sounds complicated, huh? Well, it took me about 6 hours to figure it out, but JSON is pretty powerful. Here’s some code, for those …

some neat SQL i learned recently. and mootools ajax hurdles

There’s a lot of techie-acronyms in this post, so if you’re not technically inclined … you know the deal. I just recently discovered the “INSERT INTO … ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE” syntax while doing database inserts. While probably not the most efficient, this totally changed my thought process while I was coding some PHP to …