Well I’ve seen many “OMG did you know that Microsoft intends to shut down/start charging for MSN. Sign this petition to stop this” chain emails but incredibly enough, it’s no joke this time. Microsoft intends to retire MSN Messenger in the first quarter of 2013, replacing it with Skype, acquired in 2011.… Read the rest
Microsoft is retiring MSN Messenger, for realz this time
Touched a MS Surface!! Satirical opening keynote – Why PHP could be the most important programming language in the world (@raganwald) PHP gets things done! PHP is the best PHP is the worst Innovation is like a lottery ticket Important to note, quick gratification encourages curious minds Avoiding the OWASP Top 10 security exploits (@mark_story) Sanitize your inputs Don’t filter, escape!… Read the rest
True North PHP – day 1
Well True North PHP is going on this weekend and I’m totally stoked. I’ve been a PHP enthusiast for a while and always a bit envious of all the wonderful sounding PHP conferences around the word that are a bit far for my reach.… Read the rest
True North PHP Con
Prioritize Hooks is a WordPress plugin which allows the overriding of the priority of various filters and actions hooked by plugins and themes.
Prioritize Hooks – my first WordPress plugin
Microsoft Surface RT
Microsoft has announced its pricing for the Surface with Windows RT. While still enthusiastic about the product, the pricing is certainly no deal breaker at ~$600 with the cover keyboard. It’s not outrageous, comparable with the iPad + cover pricing, but Apple already has the world in its palm and my eeepad transformer cost ~$480 with the keyboard.… Read the rest
Microsoft Surface prices announced – maybe a harder deal than anticipated
My Data Manager will show you which mobile apps are using your data, how much of it, and when.
Find out which mobile apps are using up your data
A lil’ something from my alma mater, Carleton University. Obligatory barb: lemme see the GG bust those moves :p… Read the rest
Oppa Carleton Style
Fully uninstall qTranslate by undoing the content mangling!
How to fully uninstall qTranslate
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition - front top
Sweet Jesus, this box rocks! I picked up a Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition case this week and let me tell you, I have no regrets. Sure I have enjoyed my Thermaltake Armour Jr. for a good few years – it’s a lovely case with a sweet display window – but I was wanting lately to be adventurous and try something new and bold.… Read the rest
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition
PSY – Gangnam Style
A workaround for binding to the intended static scope without using the static:: operator introduced in PHP 5.3. The Issue When calling a parent method, we often want dynamic binding to occur so that any method calls and member references made in this parent method will be looked up starting in the true class of the object being invoked and then in the inheritance tree.… Read the rest
Late static binding workaround prior to PHP 5.3
Find X
What is the answer to 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1-1+1+1+1+1+1+1×0 = ? The answer is 14! I keep seeing this circulate the internet, generating pages of comments, people brazenly stating an incorrect answer as if it were the gospel truth and backing it with the most uneducated reasoning.… Read the rest
So there’s this thing on the internet that annoys me