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2015

January

So you want to buy a Mac Computer

So you want to buy a Mac Computer

If you want to buy a mac, ask a mac user. There is no such thing as an unbiased user. I use windows, mac and linux on a regular basis. Note how none of those names are capitalized, that's because I am the supposedly unbiased user. I am to treat those three equally.

Writer's block

Writer's block

2am. The day has gone by and none of the things set to be accomplished are put to rest. When the day started I promised myself, "One blog post today. Just one damn post." It's very easy to make that promise but then the time comes to write it, and nothing happens.

Why is php turning my string into 0

Why is php turning my string into 0

One thing I am learning the hard way is, if you don't write it down you will forget it. I always think I will remember my thoughts. But nope. The next day, my mind is blank and I am frustrated. So there is an simple issue I ran into in MySQL and PHP and I am making sure I writing down this time before I forget it.

Year of the spam

Year of the spam

At Google, they say they don't need Captcha anymore. If I had an iframe on virtually every website on the web, I could probably claim the same. I assume that if this is a factor in the method they use, then Facebook could also claim the same capability.

Ah, programming

Ah, programming

When I type 2 + 2 on a compiler I know there is no way the computer will give me an answer other than 4. Computers are precise, accurate. They don't make mistakes.

2014

December

My 2014 reading list

My 2014 reading list

In 2014 I have decided to do less consuming and more producing. But with the nature of the internet, you can't help but sometime read other stuff. Yes, the internet can be a huge waste of time. But let's not forget, there is some amazing content that make it all worthwhile.

The best SEO trick

The best SEO trick

This short article was originally posted on April 21 2011 on my old blog which is now defunct. It is the only one I can still access via archive.org. So enjoy.

Don't make things too complicated

Don't make things too complicated

Ignorance is bliss. Especially when you are new in a field. Most people that are just getting started in web development want to change the world. But then they hit a wall and ask the more seasoned developer for help, those make it their mission to crush their dreams.

One night stand framework

One night stand framework

I have always been a big fan of JavaScript. The moment I discovered that I could use alert() to debug, I fell in love with it. That was many years ago, when I was still telling people to fire up internet explorer, notepad and get started. At lot has happened since. I find myself more reluctant to just recommend JavaScript to new developers now.

November

Why you should publish your projects

Why you should publish your projects

Working on a project for a long time but afraid to publish it on the web? Don't worry you are not alone. The majority of us have projects that are resting in the tomb we call repository. Just when the project is almost ready, we lose interest. No, we don't really lose interest. We find another project to work on so we don't have to deal with the problems of publishing.

JS Tip of the day

Organizing your JavaScript

Relative to other languages, learning JavaScript is a much easier process. It's easy to use it to add a functionality to your website. For example making a pop …

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