Blog Posts

  • Zend frustration

    Several months back I wrote a few posts about the Zend framework. Since then I’ve worked with it on my own a bit, and I have to admit that my happiness with it has diminished for a number of reasons. My current project has us using Code Igniter. While there are plenty of aggravations with […]

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  • Project: Wiki spoilers

    I’ve been working on a new project, and now I’m revealing it to the world. It doesn’t quite have a name yet, so for now I’m just calling it Spoiler. It’s an extension to the MediaWiki software that allows for the creation of intelligent spoiler tags. The extension basically allows administrators to create discrete levels […]

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  • On DVCS hosting

    So recently I’ve been looking for a place to host my code. The first place I went was an excellent post written by Eivind Uggedal, which compared hosts based on which DVCSes they support, cost, and number of projects. While I use Subversion every day at work, I have previously used Git and found it […]

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  • Sad start to the year

    Happy new year, everyone! Sorry to start off the year on a bit of a sad note, but I just remembered that the Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Center has closed as of today. It’s really a drag; that was a great bookstore. I had gone to a number of book signings and discussions there […]

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  • A flood of emails

    Is it me, or have been companies been sending out proportionally more holiday sale-related emails than ever before? I’ve received an email about sales from several companies literally every day since December 13, and I don’t really remember it being this bad in years past. Actually, it’s gotten so bad from some that I actually […]

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