Using the abbr tag

Kroc Camen, long time OSNews reader and frequent IM buddy of mine, has an interesting piece examining the use of the <abbr> HTML tag.  Kroc is one of those people who is very serious about the presentation and efficiency of his code, a trait I do not share, at least

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PHP Weirdness

Beware: this post is definitely not for the feint of heart. It includes a lot of code. You have been warned. I wrote an application some time ago for my company that looks up the longitude and latitude of an address for use in our geocoding initiative. It relied on

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OSNews vs. WordPress

I’ve spent quite a bit of time, over the last 5 or 6 days, diving into WordPress and learning what makes it tick.  Parts of WordPress are really impressive – just flat out cool. The way some of it works is fairly complex and deciphering it sometimes means reading page after page

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Hacking WordPress, Day Two

Thus far, my move to WordPress has been an adventure.  Here’s a few lessons learned. First off, I was very excited about the features of WordPress.  I was really excited, most specifically, about the API, and about the rich text WYSIWYG of the backend.  I’ve done a lot of work

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Offline: The Silly Script Disaster

I have several websites. The way my web host has them set up, like many hosts who use cPanel, is that one site is a “master” and the others essentially exist as directories within that site. My master site is smallaxesolutions.com, which is the “company” under which I sometimes do

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An Argument for PHP

Currently, over on Slashdot, there is an article on forthcoming features in PHP version 6. And, like most PHP articles, the comments section is flooded with jackasses arguing that PHP sucks as a language. I get frustrated by the entire “PHP sucks” campaign, largely because it’s like the HTML e-mail

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Dope Wars for the iPhone

I love my jailbroken iPhone, and I am always looking for a new “game of the week.” I’ve been through several, at first, it was LightsOff, but that ends at 225 levels or so. Then it was Five Dice. Then 4 Balls, Domino, and finally PuzzleManiak. I was so happy

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