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PHP Traits for Implementing Interfaces

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

PHP 5.4 introduced traits. Traits are in many ways like code-assisted copy and paste. They are ways to mix code into a class without inheritance. But what are they good for? When should they be used?

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PHP 5.4, trait, interface, abstract, oop

The Price of Learning: Gradecard Dilemma

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Aug 16, 2013

There is a paradox concerning a parent's push for good grades. The kids don't care about learning.

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misplaced values in education, gradecard dilemma

Using an Object Id with JavaScript

Posted on Aug 24, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 7, 2011

Referencing objects in JavaScript using the ID attribute.

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javascript object reference, ids, id, document.getElementById(), change image size

Select Radio Inputs JavaScript

Posted on Aug 16, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

A free javascript function to choose radio inputs with a given value.

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javascript, radio, input, radios, inputs, form, forms, free, smo_selectRadioValues()

Beetles

Posted on Jul 6, 2007 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011
Stag Beetle FaceStag BeetleTiger Beetle

Photos of beetles as well as informative links.

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beetles, beetle, insect, photo

Saying Goodbye to Dad

Newsletter, July 27, 2013
Posted on Jul 27, 2013 | Last Updated Jul 27, 2013

Shawn Olson's Newsletter, July 27, 2013. News about my father's death.

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newsletter, don, olson, death, family

June 22, 2008 Newsletter

Posted on Jun 21, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
harvestmanHayden Baby Photo nov 07Nuclear Fission

June 22, 2008 Newsletter with photos of Hayden, Harvestmen and a physics cartoon.

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June 22, 2008 Newsletter

Desktops are not extinct

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 | Last Updated Mar 8, 2012

Editorial discussing the notion that the time of the desktop is over. I argue that the advent of smart phones, tablets and mobile devices do not preclude the value of the desktop.

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computer, productivity, mobile device, ipad

Importing Methods from an unrelated Class in PHP5

Posted on Feb 27, 2005 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

Sometimes you need to steal a method from an unrelated class without becoming a child. Here's how.

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PHP5, Class, method, import

June 15, 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Jun 14, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Jack Buckingham

Newsletter including the retirement of Jack Buckingham. Discussion on teachers.

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