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Unicode Data with PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1

Posted on Nov 11, 2004 | Last Updated Jun 7, 2020

Internationalization is simple with a litlle advanced preparation.

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Unicode, PHP, MySQL

Filter XML Data Based on Dates in ActionScript

Posted on Oct 12, 2009 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

You can filter your XML data based on dates in ActionScript to limit results in a component's data provider to one that is relevant to the given task.

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flex, flash,xml, dates, e4x, as3, actionscript

Good Memories from the Badlands

Posted on May 31, 2021 | Last Updated Jun 1, 2021
Shawn Hiking in Killdeer

Photos from my trip to Killdeer and Medora in Western North Dakota.

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killdeer, medora, badlands, north dakota, photos, animals, landscape

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

Apache Mod Rewrite and PHP

Posted on Jul 8, 2009 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

How to check if Apache's mod_rewrite module is installed on your server directly inside your PHP script.

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apache, mode_rewrite, module, php, apache_get_modules

URL Fragment not Accessible to PHP

Posted on Dec 11, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

The fragment part of a URL or web address is not sent to servers to be accessible by scripting languages such as PHP.

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url fragment, pound, hash, php

Birds and Other Denizens of the Outer Banks

Posted on Oct 9, 2021 | Last Updated Oct 9, 2021
grackle

Photos of birds, dolphins and sites in the Outer Banks.

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outer banks, north carolina, nc, birds, dolphins

MySQL Arbitrary Ordering

Posted on Jul 1, 2004 | Last Updated Jan 22, 2008

Order your results in any way you choose using the CASE clause

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MySQL, CASE clause, IN clause, Arbitrary Order

A Comparison of two major dynamic web platforms (LAMP vs. WISA)

Posted on May 11, 2003 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

Dynamic web sites are powered by web technologies. What do these technologies do and which is best?

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LAMP, WISA, PHP, ASP, dynamic, web programming, MySQL
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