Category Archives: Programming

Code examples and answers to some real-life problems I’ve run into while coding.

IE6 AJAX hang on readyState 3

I recently ran into a problem that took me a few days to find a work around for. Running a basic AJAX POST, IE6 would hang up on readyState 3 for 200 seconds, throw an “Unspecified Error“, and then finally … Continue reading

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Freelance Programming Feedback

This post contains comments from people whom I’ve done custom work for in the WordPress, vBulletin, and vBSEO worlds. I’ve asked those that I’ve worked with before to leave a few words here about my quality of work. If I’ve … Continue reading

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WordPress Permalinks on IIS with ISAPI_Rewrite

I’ve run WordPress here on my CentOS box for nearly 4 years and am quite familiar with the software. Recently, I had a client on a Windows system request a blog be added to their web store. Their webstore is … Continue reading

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Rand() isn’t Random

If you use Microsoft SQL 2000, you’ve probably at one point had to pull random results. The built in rand() function simply doesn’t work. It gives you a random value the first time, and every time after it is the … Continue reading

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Intro to CURL with PHP

CURL is a command-line style function to send data via a URL. WikiPedia has a more detailed article on what it is and does. Preface – your php installation on your server must be CURL-enabled. You can download the CURL … Continue reading

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Yahoo Releases YSlow

YSlow is an add-on for the popular FireBug add-on for the popular browser, FireFox. Confused? It has neat tools to help you to improve your site’s load times, and rates you accordingly. I scored an F on my blog. haha … Continue reading

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Getting a Global Array to work in a Function

I recently spent a lot of time debugging this code i was working on for what I thought would be a simple onchange event. The Issue: I have sizes and colors, but not all sizes are available in all colors, … Continue reading

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Scripting Around Poor Table Design

We’ve all seen it. Some 3rd party database you’ve inherited from someone else was simply never designed with scalability and portability in mind. There’s no hope to change it, as it will break the original design and thus the original … Continue reading

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Quick SQL Date Functions and Queries

It’s easy to grab the date from a field in a database so long as you saved a timestamp field along with your data row. However, there are often times in developing stored procedures and advanced queries where one needs … Continue reading

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RFC-32 Date Formatting with Classic ASP

Tonight I was working on an RSS package for a client of mine. Having dealt with RSS feeds in the past, I figured it wouldn’t be a big deal. However, my experience with them has always been on the ‘receiving’ … Continue reading

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