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CodeDread Blog | PHP

Despite my best intentions and my inner voice crying out “microblogging is stupid!”, I’ve been slowly sucked into it. It started innocently enough with the Facebook status. Then I joined the party over at Twitter just to see what all the hubbub was about. When I learned about identi.ca, I decided to check that out a couple days ago (more and more people are joining there now).

The problem, of course, is that not everyone is on the same social network. And you might not want to be on any of the social networks that I’m on. Or you might not trust any of those companies. Enter ping.fm. Read the rest of this entry …

§474 · July 10, 2008 · PHP, Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on Microblogging Floo-Flah · Tags: , , , ,


I recently made the switch from PHP4 to PHP5. Let me know if you see any breakages. Lots of hoopla about PHP4 being EOL‘d in 2007, effectively forcing everyone (including hosts) to upgrade to PHP5. Read the rest of this entry …

§419 · January 16, 2008 · PHP, Software, Technology, Web · 2 comments · Tags:


I’ve been writing a bit of PHP, SVG and JavaScript. Creating nested XML nodes with a procedural language can be a pain, PHP is no exception here. I wrote a quick PHP function to help with my SVG node creation. Read the rest of this entry …

§218 · January 28, 2006 · PHP, Software, SVG, Technology, Tips, Web, XML · 2 comments ·


After Rob called my code ugly, I decided to update my technique for embedding SVG into HTML and it finally crystallized into a nice solution for me. I hesitate to say “embedding” because that might imply that I condone the <embed> tag, when in fact I only use it at gunpoint. Rob came up with a suitable term for including SVG in a HTML document: inlaying (as opposed to inlining). Read the rest of this entry …

§206 · January 13, 2006 · JavaScript, PHP, Software, SVG, Technology, Web, XML · 10 comments ·


I posted a week ago about how there are some blogs/sites out there that roll their own web statistics and display them SVG. After reading this challenge on the weekend, I decided to work on my own, roughly mimicking these designs. Read the rest of this entry …

§205 · January 12, 2006 · JavaScript, PHP, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 24 comments ·