…of my 2008 budget. “Depth of field” huh? A Pentax medium format digital camera. 19 or 31 megapixel CCD sensor with 1.4x crop factor in 645 format (44mmx33mm). Basically that’s twice the image area of 35mm “full frame” or .7x “crop factor” 35mm equivalent. Just saying this just shows the total futility of thinking in … Continue reading Sensing a great disturbance in the force
This CrunchGear announcing the Olympus E-510 is the height of moronitude. Basically he doesn’t like this 4-3 10 megapixel wonder child because it cost $100 more than the E 410 sister camera with only one difference: image stabilization. “Now, who’s willing to pay $100 more for image stabilization?” Let us deconstruct shall we? [First blush … Continue reading More foot in mouth
Another month of Nexen.net’s excellent report on the state of PHP on the internet. Very useful stuff for a PHP developer, especially in a hosted environment. Thanks Damien.
I thought maybe Slashdot at +5 would start getting better now that everyone has migrated to digg. “Actually, lots of people have abandoned PHP for Python and Ruby.” Dan Ost Nope. (I guess this depends on your definition of the word “lots.”)
This is a shameless plug for my friend Andrei. Andrei is writing something that forms the very essence of my future employment: PHP 6, and more specifically, unicode support in PHP 6. ICU in PHP is three meaningless letters about three other meaningless letters to most of you. I get that. Even though this meaninglessness … Continue reading Vote for Andrei
Redgee sent me an announcement for this product by the end of March. Comment: “Delphi + PHP…. own the world man….” K-RAD!
There are few people this side of Harry Fuecks who have rode the php design patterns money train as much as I have. In fact, programming patterns have been very good to me: they’ve provided trips to exotic locales, paid for my conference admission, impressed all the hot women… Well maybe not that last one. … Continue reading My programming pattern maxim
It’s times like these that I wish someone just told the reporter that PHP is a programming language for web development that has a larger marketshare than Java J2EE and Microsoft dotNet combined: [Web 2.0 technologies] also mean applications can be built much more quickly, says Mr Boloker. He is a big fan of PHP, … Continue reading Interesting PHP factoids
I don’t read php-internals anymore because I’m partial to getting work done, but there was an interesting question the dealmac developer posted. Basically dealmac, like my current employer, has a large array structure in a PHP file somewhere that is included on every page. It’s abusing memory. Brian then notices that if you use var_export()(a … Continue reading The Zend Engine is my bitch
When my brother was just starting out as an economist, he told me that economics was easy because it was “a mile wide and an inch deep” meaning that it was everywhere in social sciences, but analytical tools were so poorly applied and misused that you could strike gold anywhere you stuck them. Books like … Continue reading A mile wide, an inch deep