Dusting off the ole blog

I’m in the process of dusting off the ole blog here so excuse the mess if you find anything wonky – it’s a work in progress. A couple months ago I started working at Maintainn, a division of WebDevStudios and while there are certainly challenges it’s been a ton of fun. I was pretty burned Read more…

Managing Online Forums

My friend Patrick, whom you probably know from phpBBHacks.com, just announced the launch of his latest project, ManagingCommunities.com. The site targets anyone who runs an online community, though I think anyone who has to manage users would benefit from subscribing. But perhaps the most important part of Patrick’s announcement is the release of his book, Read more…

MySQL Search and Replace

I had to update a link for a client today and most of their content is database driven. This makes it easy to do quick searches and even search and replace. Most databases support this and the syntax is pretty close, but this tip is specifically for MySQL. So, lets say you have an affiliate Read more…

Quick vi tip: Show Hidden Characters

I do a lot of development in linux/unix. In fact, that’s where all my development is, but I spend a fair amount of time in the “CLI” or command line interface. I use putty and ssh in to edit files and look at logs and just generally do what I do. Today I ran into Read more…

MySQL Disaster Recovery

Today I was doing some database work for a client and I had to delete some recent entries from a database. Like a moron, I forgot to add a “where” close and emptied the entire thing! No big deal, I’m the one who wrote the backup script so I went to grab the backup for Read more…