Archive for the ‘Rants’ Category

This is what’s wrong with PHP

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Today was a bad PHP day, a very bad PHP day. Now all of the below is known by seasoned PHP coders already, you learn to live with it, however it does make for a good anectode, rarely does PHP’s crappier aspects converge in such a profound way to completely screw you up for hours on end.... Read More

Big Chinese site is stealing content

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

I was out googling for ecommerce solutions to MODx today (foxycart seems to be the only real alternative) and stumbled upon a result having the exact same title as one of my tutorials. The domain was unknown to me, intriguing so I clicked the link.... Read More

The Code strikes back

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

For the record, I refer to the people known below as “the guys” in an unfavorable manner, and to be fair it’s not just their fault. Lack of communication between us and them and whatever else it is I don’t know has resulted in them appearing to be completely off the charts on the C-axis, and we’re not talking the collaborator end here… At the time the below conversation took place I hadn’t really reflected much on the matter though and put more blame on them than they deserve.... Read More

Bitchware and Envyware

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

I really like Ubuntu with apt-get and synaptic to manage and install software, the total freedom to customize and yadayada you’ve all heard it before. However, sometimes the experience is not so pleasant, crazy actually, the first incident happened in the very beginning of my Ubuntu usage about 2 years ago. The culprit then was Beryl (now Compiz Fusion). After installing Beryl on my Nvidia powered desktop machine at home it started to randomly freeze the living shit out of it in a completely random way. It’s a total horror to have the coolest windowing in the world and it isn’t working, so close but yet so far away! That was the first time I realized I was feeling something I had never felt before as a Windows user, or in this context for that matter, envy. ... Read More

Some blogs are going strong, some not

Monday, June 30th, 2008

A lot of the giants have changed focus or lost whatever it was I liked from the beginning. ... Read More

Whining sucks more than Basecamp

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Yesterday I read an article in my reader, by DHH I think, it prompted me to take a look at the Basecamp homepage. I’ve never used Basecamp so I tried which was totally wrong, that in turn made me Google for “basecamp 37signals” which gave me the proper link to as the first result, the second result however leads to Intriguing, so I clicked it.... Read More

The worst PHP code in the world

Monday, February 25th, 2008

[4:16:18 PM] HS says: btw i managed to install the affiliate thing on my laptop and the data looks ok but i cant use it, i cant login in the admin backend, it just reloads the login screen without any error messages or anything, do you know if the admin backend is finished?... Read More

No more bloated and inconsequential lists please

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Why oh why do people make lists like this, it seems like our dear Reinhold just had to cram 40 things in there. ... Read More