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posted by [personal profile] rfunk at 11:42pm on 21/11/2008 under , , ,
  • 15:50 scored "Advanced" on the annoying PHP test. Good enough for me. Now if only they'd test me on Ruby. Or even Perl. #
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posted by [personal profile] rfunk at 12:44am on 21/11/2008 under , ,
  • 08:42 waiting for the verdict on the car: is it totalled? #
  • 19:39 annoyed with the horribly-written PHP skills test I just had to take. And with PHP itself. #
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posted by [personal profile] rfunk at 01:14pm on 18/08/2006 under
"There is considerable overlap between the intelligence of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists."

Update: I'm starting to think that the dumbest PHP programmers fall into that overlap as well. :-/
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Lately I've been noticing a lot of cases where the successor to a given instance of web technology (specifically within the so-called "LAMP" stack of Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl/Python) isn't necessarily the next version of that instance, but rather something different. "Say what?" Let me explain with the specifics:

Web Server: Apache 1.3 -> LightTPD )
Programming Language: PHP4/Perl5 -> Ruby (On Rails) )
Database Server: MySQL4 -> PostgreSQL ? )
Operating System: Linux 2.4 -> FreeBSD ? Not much. )
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posted by [personal profile] rfunk at 10:30pm on 02/02/2005 under , , , , , , ,
After an exhausting day of multi-website programming debugging, I just have one question.

Whose bright idea was it to regularly use FIVE totally different but mutually interacting programming languages to create any given modern web page?

2. CSS (Cascading Stylesheets)
3. JavaScript (aka ECMAScript)
4. PHP (or Perl)
5. SQL (Structured Query Language)

And of course each one is implemented imperfectly or inconsistently, so properly-written code doesn't actually run properly everywhere it's supposed to.
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posted by [personal profile] rfunk at 11:30pm on 07/12/2004 under , , , , , , , , ,
My apologies to the vast majority out there who don't care about any of this....

PHP is annoying )

Soekris + m0n0wall = nice small firewall )

Geek Showdown: Debian vs Cartoon Nudity )
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posted by [personal profile] rfunk at 08:00pm on 01/09/2004 under , ,
Today was the first day of my new job at WRL Advertising, a small local company. Even though I've lived in Canton for three years and had two previous jobs in that time, this is my first job located in Canton rather than in Columbus.

What, an advertising company? Yeah, well, besides the traditional stuff they also do web work, creating web pages for clients. And some of those web pages are pretty in-depth, such as including online purchasing.

They originally wanted someone just to help with their PHP/MySQL programming (I'm now one of their two programmers, though I'm discovering a healthy distaste for PHP compared to Perl), but they also really liked my networking/sysadmin experience. The plan is to get some backlogged web sites done, then work on improving their network infrastructure, then start doing network stuff for clients who might otherwise take that business to consulting companies who can also do their web sites. So I'd be helping to avoid losing some web business.

Since it's a small company (though well-established) and I'm now the one there with the most networking and Unix experience, I'll have the opportunity to lead the way in where their internet department goes technically. Should be fun, once we get out from under the immediately pressing projects. One project will be to move their existing servers off Windows; it's more of a Mac shop than anything (with a few Windows people and two of us Linux guys doing the programming), so luckily that'll be more of a technical issue than a human one.

The worst part? They want me there at 8am. I'm used to going to bed at 2am and sleeping for eight hours. Meanwhile, some nights [livejournal.com profile] nontacitare doesn't get home until after nine. I guess I'll see her again at the next break she has.
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