How To Setup PhpStorm, Xdebug, and MAMP for Debugging

Learn how to setup and configure PhpStorm for debugging with MAMP and Xdebug. I must have read 8 – 10 articles scattered about the internet when I first got PhpStorm setup to do debugging with Xdebug and MAMP. Each article seems to be missing one key piece of the puzzle. After a few days mucking with Read More

Cheap sofas on eBay! [not an ad]

Looking for a sofa, but don’t want to dig your way through IKEA on a Saturday and you don’t have just 700 Euros laying around? Good news for you then! Read More

SQL: Undo last executed query?

Nope, can’t be done. You’ll have to work with transactions, if you want any sort of control over this. Or, you know, test first. Read More

A dark thought [#10]

What would it feel like to snap someone’s neck? It would have to be a child’s neck, because Harold wasn’t a very strong man. Not a baby’s, though. Just a child, pure and innocent, a product of bad parenting. Hold him with two hands resting on his shoulders, thumbs on his spine, silent, pressing harder Read More

IP Geolocation service

Sometimes you want to give a user an almost instant feeling of being “home” on your website by offering them location based content. There are several ways of doing this, but often you don’t need their exact GPS location. Luckily there are services around, that simply convert the visitor’s IP address to a geolocation.<!–more–>A project Read More

Azure Themes

The Azure Dashboard can be customized by double clicking outside the dashboard. The new Portal has this as well, but whereas the old Azure Dashboard had 5 themes, the new Portal has only 4 and no background images. Pretty nifty, I’d say and really nice they thought of that. Of course it’s nothing new to Microsoft Read More

If Louis C.K. Quotes Were Motivational Posters

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubenguevara/if-louis-ck-quotes-were-motivational-posters-xe68 Read More

CSS declaration order

I recently heard many developers actually have a system other than the alphabetical one to order the rules inside their CSS. Apparently a growing number of developers is ordering their CSS rules by means of dividing them into sections and then writing them according to what they do. Read More

Do not use jQuery’s live()

Hey, here’s a quick post, because I’m going through some old code and am in the process of refactoring and updating a lot of Javascript. jQuery is a powerful library that is very easy to use. Therein lies the problem: its simplicity makes it an easy target to be misused by developers. One easy way of misusing the library is by using the live() function. Read More

Kindle’s dictionaries, where do they come from?

If you have a Kindle, you must have used the dictionaries at one point. It’s when you select a word (by either moving the cursor to it or simple holding your finger on it for a second) and the device shows you the meaning from a dictionary in the book’s language. Where do these definitions come from and why do they work for all languages? Read More

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