Is the iPod just too mainstream for you. If you feel up to the challenge, try building this MP3 player inside a Altoids tin.
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 sites over the web going back and forth on whether it’s possible to have too many comments. Most I found said that it didn’t really matter; a few said it slowed execution. As I tend to be the type to over comment my code, I decided to test it for myself with some over the top commented code. Read more »
Do you miss your Nintendo, GameBoy, or Sega? Click on over to EveryVideoGame.com. Just don’t do it while you’re at work. You won’t get anything finished :-)
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 has left thousands of miles of fiber optic cabling available.
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 may not have known what it was called. When a page shows links to the next and previous pages and shows you on page x of y, this is what is being done. Read more »
Well, after a break for the past eleven days thanks to a server crash followed by a fiasco, my site is back up and running. If you’re interested, read at http://forums.hostgator.com – the server I was on is called Supra. I’ve since moved away from HostGator to a virtual private server at VPScolo.com.
A couple of days ago I wrote about an asteroid that had about a 2 percent chance of impacting the Earth on April the 13, 2029; a Friday. New observations now rule out a possible collision.
Using pictures from last March, the Near Earth Object Program stated that the asteroid no longer poses a threat to the Earth.
Do you ever find yourself needing to shorten a string in PHP? Maybe return the first 25 words of a long story? Give this routine a try. It will return the first n words from a string, or the entire string if it is less than n words long. Read more »
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
case ("whatever" || "something"): //Do something; break;
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 as difficult as I was making it. Read more »
Open-source FireFox is putting pressure on Microsoft’s dominance of the browser market with over 13 million downloads since November. A companion email program, Thunderbird, was released earlier this month. Read more »