Benchmarking PHP: Is it possible to have too many comments?

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PHP is an interpreted language; and as such, the computer needs to process the script each time it is run. Honestly, I don’t know much about the internal workings of PHP; so I don’t know how it handles comments in the code. More specifically, I don’t know how well it handles comments. I have seen… Read more »

A new lease on old Nintendo games

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Do you miss your Nintendo, GameBoy, or Sega? Click on over to Just don’t do it while you’re at work. You won’t get anything finished :-)

Google apparently looking at ‘Dark Fiber’

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A recent job posting on Google’s web site has led to speculation that the search engine giant plans to buy unused fiber optic lines. These so-called ‘dark fiber’ lines are fiber optic lines, typically dating from the dot-com boom of the nineties, that is now laying unused. The high costs of getting these lines operational… Read more »

Quick trick for speeding up pagination

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One of my web projects, like so many others, has a series of pages where data is displayed in a table. Often this data becomes too large for a single page, and it has to be broken down into separate pages. The 5 dollar word for this is pagination, and you’ve seen it; you just… Read more »

Multiple cases for switch construct

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Looking at the PHP documentation, it is not clear how to add multiple values for the same case in a switch construct. It seems that you should be able to do But, you can’t. I tried, and it didn’t work. Fortunately, after much searching, I found a way to do it; and it’s not near… Read more »

America tops the list of top spammers

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Sophos, a UK based research group, recently released statistics putting Ameria square at the top of the list of spamming countries at 42.1%. South Korea is in second place with 13.4%; with China, Canada, and Brazil filling out the top 5. Source: – U.S. Spews More Spam Than Any Other Country