Archive for the 'Code' Category

IBM, SCO and the GPL

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

So if SCO wants to continue their uphill copyright infringment battle against Linux they’ll now have to face IBM using the GPL as a blunt instrument. IBM is arguing that, since SCO renounced the GPL, all code that was given to the Linux Kernel under the GPL are now being illegally used by SCO. We […]

Bush-Cheney 2004 Banners

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

I’ve cobbled together a short PHP script to rotate the 7 banner graphics available from the Bush-Cheney 2004 website and bundled them in a zip archive. Brief instructions are included. After finding no banner graphics available from Mitch Daniels campaign I’ve sent them an email. If anything comes of it I’ll do the same with […]

Mozilla Developer Extensions

Friday, April 23rd, 2004

Mozilla and it’s sub-projects continue to amaze me. The Jjavascript console, javascript debugger and now Chris Pederick’s webdeveloper extensions. Once installed this set of extensions provides toolbar access to view table and block layouts, document outlines, turn images on/off, form info, validate the doctype and much more. I think what I’ll find the most immediately […]

Outsourced Code

Sunday, March 21st, 2004

Corporations that make their living from proprietary software often oppose the open source development model because the methods and core logic of their software often contains the “secrets” that make the software unique in their market. But developing software in the traditional corporate model is very expensive and is why software costs continue to escalate […]

More on nextResult

Thursday, January 15th, 2004

A quick followup to my exitement over handling multiple result sets between PHP and MSSQL. It seems that PEAR_DB does support $result->nextResult() so I have an immediate use of this capability in one of my projects. Over the next few days I’ll get around to checking if ADOdb supports it but if it’s in PEAR_DB […]

MS Longhorn Screenshots

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003

A few screenshots of MS’s Longhorn OS have now surfaced. It appears that MS is continuing the trend toward less usable desktop real estate and more eye candy. What is actual work space looks strikingly like a few Unix desktop environments, including Apples.

November Netcraft Survey

Tuesday, November 4th, 2003

This month sees Apache at an all time adoption high with 67% market share. Interesting to note is that MS’s IIS is continuing its steady decline, currently at 21%, to 2000 levels below 20%. After installing IIS 6.0 I predict we’ll see IIS loose another 2-4% which will put it at 1997 adoption levels (


Thursday, October 30th, 2003

While doing a bit of ‘net research for a project I’m coding I came across the Regular Expressions Library. Talk about a time saver for the more complicated expressions.

Hot Keys in Browsers?

Saturday, October 4th, 2003

While looking for an old article on CSS and lists I ran across a more interesting one on navigation with Access Keys in websites. It actually spends more time explaining a way to use CSS to indicate which letter in an anchor word is the hot key than it does on how to add the […]

Nuke CMS System

Friday, June 6th, 2003

There is a family of PHP based content management systems that I have been using for years now. These are PHP-Nuke and to a lesser degree