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
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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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
Well, it had to happen. It is amazing that I’ve been using WordPress so long without getting into its guts. While hacking on the Tweet this plugin ever so gently, I started to get the feel for how WP plugins work. So I wrote a couple myself. The first one is serious old school, as . . . → Read More: Try my beta Word Press Plugin
Why should you care about a vulnerability in SSL? What is SSL anyway? Well…..if you never bank online or buy anything online, you’ve no cause for concern. But if you do, please at least read the takeaway action item, OK?
The whole ecommerce sector relies on the secure sockets layer (SSL) for encryption of transmissions . . . → Read More: SSL Vulnerability alert!
Is “shrinkage” ever a good thing? Actually, Jerry Seinfeld notwithstanding, yes! If you don’t know about shrinkage as it applies to the internet, learn the basics first , then come back and learn how to make money with it. I’ll wait.
There are rumblings that TinyURL, the oldest and probably most . . . → Read More: Adjix: Monetize your shrinkage
This post started as a follow-on comment to my post “Not All Dofollows are created Equal,” but it started to get long and linky, so it became a new post. In the previous dofollow post, I was wondering why, given the number of comments I write on other blogs, I get so few inbound . . . → Read More: Dofollows Part II
Warning: This is hardcore dorkage, not some soft core widget for your blog. You have been warned. Go browse Youtube cat videos now if your brain is easily overwhelmed.
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This post is pretty far out in left field, as were regular UPC bar codes when they were originally developed. Did you know many Nokia mobile devices come with a 2-D barcode reader?
. . . → Read More: 2-D Barcodes for your mobile device