Archives for 2008

Comment Relish Plugin + High CPU Usage – Fixed The Right Way

How The Problem Started Christmas Eve have just started at about 12:03 AM, when I logged on and saw that dreaded message: Your Account Has Exceeded Its CPU Quota So I did what all normal people do at first: I ignored it. Actually, I had a very … [Read more...]

Round Corners With jQuery and CSS

Rounded Intro So you're all grown up and want Rounded Corners on your site. There's just one small problem: the normal rounded corners implementation comes with tons of divs used for styles and you've got your fellow web developers screaming down … [Read more...]

Why My WordPress 2.7 Install “Failed”

Now, it's no secret that I can be a moron sometimes, but I'd like to put it on record that it was all me and not Wordpress 2.7 that had the issue. So I'm sitting here last night minding my own business and Chris Coyier sends out a tweet talking … [Read more...]

Web Development 2.0 Carnival – November 21, 2008

Welcome to the November 21, 2008 edition of Web Development 2. Dereck presents My Google Penalty and My Response posted at I Will Not Die. Sly presents 5 Search Engine Optimization Tips for Wordpress Blogs posted at Slyvisions dot … [Read more...]

A Bit On Open Source And Some Baz Background

This has always been a touchy subject, especially in larger computer firms. But first, let me tell you how I got into Open Source. I started coding in Turbo Pascal 7.0, in about 1996 when I was in Grammar School. I took Turbo Pascal more as an … [Read more...]

Password Requirements – Small Rant

I'm not sure how many of you guys share my views about passwords. Or maybe I just don't feel comfortable with other people telling me what to do. Yeah, I think that's it. If I decide that my password is going to be qwerty, password, letmein, or even … [Read more...]

CakePHP Contact Form – Quick and Dirty

I must say, this was a major hurdle for me when I first started out with CakePHP. If you're working with some data from a database, then it's all Model-View-Controller magic. Your forms are automatic: $form->input() is pretty much all you need. Why … [Read more...]

HSBC Direct Doesn’t Support Firefox 3.0 – Another Reason To Dump IE 6.0

Before I start bashing Internet Explorer 6.0, I'd like to share a story with you. I've had a high yields savings account at HSBC Direct for some time now. Now I think I know why I haven't experienced many user issues with their website before. I also … [Read more...]