Javascript Ninja!

Thank you, John Resig. Because of you, I’m learning about Javascript the way Andy Gadiel taught me HTML. In the days before server-side scripting, I learned my first bits of HTML largely by viewing the source of Andy Gadiel’s Phish page (which, for some reason, remains largely unchanged since ~1997).

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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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Blinking Images With Javascript

I needed to have an image blink in one of our intranet applications today, so I wrote this quick javascript to accomodate. There aren’t many good image blinker scripts online, so I’m adding mine to the mix: Start by adding this to your javascript file: function blinkId(id) { var i

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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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Integers on the Intertubes

Some time ago, I wrote an application for my company. Like most weblets I’ve written, this used PHP and either MySQL or MSSQL for the backend. This particular application logged all phone calls. As part of the record, it would record the caller’s account number, which is a 5 or

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OSNews 4, Yet Again

I have carried on more than I probably should about OSNews 4 recently, but it’s because I’ve been doing so much work on it. The site is mostly functional – nearly all the heaviest lifting is done, large parts are implemented and working. As of today, we have AJAX moderation,

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OSNews 4 Outline

At the request of some of my readers, I am going to continue to discuss some OSNews development. If you are not interested in the technical bits, this piece is not for you, however, if you are, read on for an account of how OSNews 4 will work.

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