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Wednesday, 24 May, 2006

I bought a new laptop, an Acer 8104WLMi. It's very sexy, but its network card isn't supported by OS X. Yet. My studies are coming along, I never figured it would be so time consuming to work and study at the same time. Anyway ...

A Simple basename for javascript:

var basename = function(path)
{
    var filename = path.split('/');
    if (filename.length == 1) {
        var filename = path.split("\\");    
    }
    filename = filename[filename.length-1];
    return filename;
}
				    


Wednesday, 10 May, 2006

Yahoo! has released a new version of the User Interface Library. They've gone to town on this release, for more information read the YUI blog.

Zend has a bug tracker up and running... So head over and fix/ find a bug.



Thursday, 20 April, 2006

Wow! My PHP certification books arrived. Now it's the time to start studying.

Zend Framework Preview 0.1.3 has been released. I still believe that the team should focus on putting a bug tracker online, we need to know where we can focus our "skills."

As of today South Africa has 11 PHP developers. 2 new developers in 2006, I wonder where you people are? Where is the community? Mail me.



Saturday, 01 April, 2006

php|architect told me that they would refund my purchase, but I really want these books so I've decided to wait a bit longer... I can always get my refund later.

I found a good set of articles discussing the object-orientated thought process. If you've been struggling with the principles of design then this is a good read.



Sunday, 26 March, 2006

I ordered the PHP certification books from php|architect on the 28th of January. On Monday it will be 60 days without having received them, despite selecting the two week shipping option on the checkout form.

I emailed "phparch" a month ago to ask about my books. I was told that the books were actually been printed, despite their website saying "IN STOCK -- Usually ships within 24-48 hours," which in itself was an error attributed to their stock system been out of sync.

I mailed them again on the 13th of March, here is the response:

Thanks for contacting us. Your order was shipped on February 20th. We used the fastest shipping method but unfortunately sometimes it still takes longer than 2 weeks to ship. Could you please give it a bit more time for shipping. If you would like you can let me know when the book arrives.

Great! How much more time would they want?



Saturday, 25 March, 2006

The Zend Framework community is starting to gain some real momentum. I've seen a lot of people getting together to translate documentation and the source is now available by direct checkout through its subversion repository.

Nico Edtinger stated that he is working on a mail reading class which currently supports POP3 and later IMAP. He suggested that he might be ready to post the source on the fw-general list next week.



Friday, 10 March, 2006

The Zend Framework was released awhile back and I've finally taken some time to have a look at it... Wow! I'm impressed, also, Chris Shiflett wrote a damn good tutorial on the framework. See... I'm fair, I give props where deserved.



Saturday, 25 February, 2006

I've changed the look and reorganised the structure of Podbox, this effort is focused at becoming more community orientated and to support projects that I'm involved in...

The Javscript colour picker has been moved under the code section of this website and N.E.R.D is rocking!



Friday, 24 February, 2006

Oh no! I've been censored! I posted a comment on Chris Shiflett's blog with regard to this post by Stefan Essar:

It is widely known, that Chris Shiflett tries every dirty marketing trick to get attention to himself and his pseudo PHP security consortium. He tries hard to make everyone believe, that he is the non-plus-ultra PHP security guy.

Once again he has crossed a line, once again he proves his malicious attitude against the Hardened-PHP Project. A friend just pointed me to a modification of the Wikipedia article about PHP. In the changeset it is clearly visible that someone who mysteriously happens to have the same static IP, that Chris Shiflett uses, manipulates the entry describing the Hardened-PHP Project (removing information about our actions) and shamelessly adds his own site/book to the article.

I asked Shiflett if he was going to give a response, possibly an explanation, but I guess he didn't want too...



Wednesday, 15 February, 2006

I stumbled upon Pandora a few weeks ago and I'm impressed! Pandora is an application that will "find music you'll love," as their slogan states, by typing in the name or song of an artist that you enjoy. It then creates a playlist, or rather "radio station," of all the music that is similar to the one you've entered.

I was thinking that the next time I have a gathering at my house I'm just going to use it to do the Djing.