24 Nov 2010

PHP: Easy integrated benchmarking

Source code

When I began developing PHP I found the biggest stumbling block for me was learning the best practices and many nuances for greater performance, especially when querying a database. I found that I could smash out functional PHP for proof of concept purposes, but when it came to optimising my code for release and I […]

15 Nov 2010

Automatically connect to VPN at Windows startup

VPN connection

I use VPN for work quite often, and lately more often than not.  I found that some programs that load on Windows startup and rely on this connectivity were trying to connect before I had a chance to establish a VPN connection.  I needed a way to connect to VPN as soon as possible, even […]

10 Nov 2010

Quick tip: Firebug console output

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I’ve found debugging my JavaScript projects much easier since using the Firebug add-on for Firefox, but more specifically outputting to the Firebug console.  It’s as easy as this: var myVar = 42; console.log(‘my variable: ‘ + myVar); This will output ‘my variable: 42‘ to the Firebug console, just like using System.out.println() in Java. There are […]

2 Nov 2010

Coffee break: Clients from hell!

Clients from hell

I found a very interesting website called clients from hell. After scrolling through just one page I feel so grateful for the good people I work with 🙂  If you’ve ever worker for yourself or deal with clients often this is a must see during your lunch break!

1 Nov 2010

jGauge a 100% JavaScript dial gauge

jGauge 0.3.0 alpha 3

jGauge is a 100% JavaScript dial gauge I created to be a free, lightweight, and powerful alternative to Flash-based gauges. It can be used on web based dashboards like a speedometer / fuel gauge. Code base Google code (archive): https://code.google.com/p/jgauge/ Github (future development): https://github.com/dariancabot/jGauge Screenshot Changelog Version 0.4.0 – 20110511 Now hosted on GitHub Version […]