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PHP characters that need to be escaped

Sunday, November 30, 2008

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In writing PHP code, several characters need to be “escaped” for the code to run properly. If not, the browser will be blank or show errors. The following characters have to be escaped, which means you write a backslash ( \ ) in front of it. For example: \- (the hiphen) or \. (the dot). […]

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How to password-protect your Mac

Saturday, November 29, 2008

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Here are a few ways to password-protect your Mac, and keep it safe from prying eyes. 1.  Open System Preferences: Accounts: Login options Change Automatic login to Disabled. This will require a correct login after starting up the machine. 2.  Open System Preferences: Security: General Check “Require password to wake this computer from sleep or […]

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Gmail adds Calendar & Documents gadget

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Google has done it again with its Google Labs. They have enabled you to see your Google Calendar and Documents all within the Gmail email page. The “Gadgets” make it much easier than going to each separate page to view your Calendar or Documents. 1.  Sign into your Gmail account. 2.  Click “Settings”, upper right. […]

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Easy PHP Framework: CodeIgniter

Saturday, October 11, 2008

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Ruby on Rails started the framework race, so we’ve been trying several of them. Since we are PHP developers, we tried CakePHP. We liked it, but its configuration is complicated. We stumbled upon CodeIgniter and were surprised how easy is was to install; in, fact it’s zero config! Here’s a summary from EllisLab: “CodeIgniter is […]

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Humor: SPAM

Thursday, October 9, 2008

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Humor: Make me a sandwich

Thursday, October 9, 2008

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Tips & Tricks: best practices to avoid computer mistakes

Monday, October 6, 2008

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Here is my list of hardware and software tips & tricks which might help you avoid making very common mistakes with your computer. They are universal, meaning that I ALWAYS see people making these mistakes. Very few people make any effort to improve their PC skills/experience; perhaps this computer best practices list might help! Hardware: […]

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