Computer Programming

Yes, a bit specific, but I need to store some links!

Visual Voicemail via IMAP

I came up with a quick idea - visual voicemail similar to Apple's iPhone - via IMAP.

g_signal_connect_data instead of g_signal_connect_object, because GHashTable is not a GObject

I just blew two hours figuring out that a GLib GHashTable is not a descendent of GObject. Duh!

C Virgin Again (allocate objects on the stack)

It's been so long since I've done any C programming that I feel "Like A Virgin" in C, touched for the very first time.

How to use Tags or Ctags to Browser Code with Vim

This is a short tutorial about using ctags (or exuberant ctags) to work with the vim editor to give you a great code browser.

Templating with DOM

DOMTemplate is a new templating system that doesn't use any markup.

MS Access:Can't Add New Record to Subform

A subform we were entering data into stopped working. One day it was working, the next, it was not. The problem turned out to be the datasource; the underlying query started with "select distinct".

MSAccess: VBA CRC32 Function

Here's a CRC32 function based on the work at: cCRC32.

MSAccess: Showing "Continue..." Conditionally at the bottom of a Section in a Report

Maybe I'm missing something - but it looks like Access doesn't have this feature - to put "Continued..." or "More..." at the bottom of a section if the next section is on the next page.

Information Technology Workers: an IT Labor Union?

If you have reached this page through a search engine, and are interested in IT organizations, please check out Bright Future Jobs. Their URL is http://brightfuturejobs.org/

This is a short list of links to groups that organize or try to organize programmer labor unions and other computer-based worker unions, as well as lobby organizations. This document is undergoing constant revision.

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I just found out about CyberUnions a podcast and community about FOSS and labor.

PHP DOM to Implement a Form Class with Pure HTML Templates

So, I had this painful gout attack today and was mostly bedridden. It sucked. But I got some reading done, which was nice. My mind wandered and came up with this idea (and a headache).

Languages, IMC Keywords, Zend Framework, and Bad Data (random caffeinated thoughts)

I'm getting back to setting up Drupal for LA IMC, but keep hitting little walls. I've decided I definitely want to extract proper nouns and keywords from the articles.

File Naming Anti-Pattern

Click this link to see why you should not name your PHP files *.inc.

I still see people naming their files "something.inc". The problem with doing that is the server won't interpret .inc files as PHP files. By default it treats them as text. So if you have your database password in a file named config.inc, it might accidentally get exposed.

Managing and Displaying External Links in WordPress

I've been having a helluva time figuring out how to manage and display a list of links in WordPress. The program has a links feature, but it's aimed at managing the list of links in the sidebar.

Hashcash Anti-Spam

A ten second calculation to deter comment spam. It's an old technique called "hash cash" and has nothing to do with drugs.

An Idea for More Memorable Identicons

Identicons are those odd graphics you see next to peoples' names in comments. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identicon

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