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April 2007 Archives

April 30, 2007

Graphics for Gravel

Mike Gravel is a passionate speaker, running for the 2008 Democratic Presidential ticket. I've not yet decided who to vote for, but I feel that it's a travesty to exclude him from the debates. I'm also surprised to find that there are very few graphics or buttons available for his fans & voters to use. So I've done three things to remedy this. Read on.

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April 18, 2007

Reign Over Me, Reviewed

My wife and I recently saw the movie Reign Over Me, starring Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle.  It's a drama about two college roommates who reconnect years later, during a chance meeting.  Both men have become fathers, although Sandler's character lost his wife and daughters in a plane on 9/11, and he never got over it.  He's completely broken.

I'll tell you right up front that I liked this movie.  If you want to know why, read on.

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April 10, 2007

Aaaand I'm in the market for jobs!

Hey family & friends, I just wanted to make a quick announcement.  I've wrapped up my contract job, and I've decided to seek full-time employment.  No more contracts for now.  So put me in touch with companies near San Jose, California.  I'm an Open Source developer, lots of experience with PHP and some Perl.  Basically, the LAMP stack is right up my alley.

I'm pretty sure somebody will want to hire a developer who has been building sites for 13 years.  Not many people have more experience than that, because much earlier than that, the Web didn't exist!  Got a lead for me?  My resume is online.  Contact me.

April 6, 2007

Doing MySQL's GROUP_CONCAT with PHP code

I was working on a client's project yesterday, and came across a sad discovery – their server uses MySQL 4.0.  I only noticed because I was trying to use the GROUP_CONCAT feature, which it turns out is only in MySQL 4.1 and above.  Bummed, I set about blowing 2 hours recreating the feature in PHP.  Having done that, I thought I'd save my fellow geeks some time.  Here's a quick tutorial, with code.

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