Everyone loves a freebie, even geeks, who are notorious for their immunity to normal sales tactics. But not just any cheap fris–ah woops I mean flying disk–or boring white promotional T-shirt will do: to truly capture a geek’s heart it has to be the right schwag..
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I was getting the nitpicky error 150 when trying to create an InnoDB table with foreign keys. I had very carefully checked several times that all the key types and names matched exactly including UNSIGNED (which is what gets most people), and that I had an index on every foreign key as required by my . . . → Read More: MySQL InnoDB Create Table composite key problem and solution
Internationalization (i18n) has come a long way since I wrote my first multilingual website way back in 2000. In that era, we just swapped out entirely different sets of templates, which, of course, made it very difficult to keep the two sets in synch.
With the Zend_Translate module of Zend Framework, it is . . . → Read More: Internationalization Work Flow with poedit
After two pretty cerebral hard core posts in a row I’d better have something fluffy, but in a geeky way. So here you go — A Twitter Mosaic. If you have significant friends at all it generates a pretty hefty chunk of HTML code to slap into your blog.
They will put a reduced number . . . → Read More: Twitter Mosaic: Get Yours
Warning: Hard Core Dorkage ahead! I ran into a snag implementing a general callback strategy. The issue is that you can’t use a class name as a variable and then call one of its methods. Here is the backdrop, the boo-boo, and the workaround.
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Warning: Hard Core Dorkage!
Here’s a little simple memcached test you can have to test memcached on your system. I am working on an app that, while the server load is not huge, the datasets that you are presenting to a visitor are larger than normal for a web app, and so I ultimately plan . . . → Read More: Memcached Test
I just finished installing the latest version of the Tweet This WordPress Plugin. It renders my Tweet This Hack obsolete. As now you can configure the text that comes out. This is as it should be. I’m so honored! Richard Thripp, the author of Tweet This, even dropped by and made a comment on that . . . → Read More: New Tweet This Hack but Still no Monkeys