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    Selling out to the man: advertising on this blog

    Published November 6th, 2006

    For seven years — until the middle of last year — I funded this web site, in its various forms, from my own pocket  (in fact until very recently, the old ‘about’ page boasted about the lack of ads on the site — oops). OK, it doesn’t cost a huge amount — I use very […]

    PHP 5.2.0 released

    Published November 3rd, 2006

    Well it’s out (download here). Interesting additions include new Filter, JSON and ZIP extensions, and the previously-mentioned upload progress handling functions (although I can’t seem to find any documentation the the latter). There’s a new error mode — E_RECOVERABLE_ERROR — which allows user-defined error reporting to catch only those errors from which the system can […]

    On Ajax and load times

    Published November 2nd, 2006

    There’s a wealth of interesting and useful info regarding the impact of Ajax-oriented development on page load times in this article by Jeff Moore.

    Note to self: how to find the upload directory in PHP

    Published November 1st, 2006

    Here’s one of those things that’s bugged me for a while, and I’ve just found the answer: how to get the location of the directory that uploaded files are stored in by PHP. Turns out it’s simple: get_cfg_var(‘upload_tmp_dir’); Duh. As an aside, if you’re dealing with uploaded files then you should be aware that it’s […]

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