March 2009

GoDaddy: 2 Bad Features Combined Into 1 Great Feature

So lots of people are complaining about: GoDaddy barricading domain transfers by denying transfer requests on domains which have recently been modified in contact information (for the last 60 days). Their poor security features (no even security questions when modifying name servers or contact information) and high potential to lose premium domains. Yeah, they suck. …

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HTTP Explained: What Does HTTP Stand For, What is HTTP Meaning and HTTP’s Definition?

What is HTTP in all the web site URLs / web page addresses you see everywhere online? HTTP Explained: Just like people communicate with each other following certain protocols, HTTP is the protocol between the client (your computer using web browsers) and the server (web server serving web pages and similar online resources). So what …

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Cross browser compatible HTML table cellspacing and CSS border-spacing property

As a result of the failure of IE (IE6 and IE7) browsers to implement the border-spacing CSS property for HTML tables. The mere CSS rules below: border-spacing:2px; border-collapse:separate; /* border-spacing will be ignored should border-collapse:collapse;*/ Have no effect of widening the cells distance on IE. To enable border spacing and cells gap, you will not …

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SQL: Randomly Shuffle Rows or Records – Reorder them in a random order

Easier than it appears. Just create a new table and import all those rows and records random selected and ordered by the RAND() SQL function: CREATE TABLE new_table SELECT * FROM old_table ORDER BY RAND() Of if you have created a table identical to the structure of the old one, use INSERT INTO instead: INSERT …

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Kaizen — constant improvements or changes

Kaizen is the Japanese saying of continuous advancement. In Chinese, it roughly resembles one word: รฆโ€ยนรฅโ€“โ€ž. Make a decision on what to do, focus your time and keep refining it. Rome is not built in one day and Kaizen is the way to create an Empire. Takes a long time but the results will be …

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phpBB Spam Control — phpBB Anti-Spam Options for Fresh Forum Installations

phpBB is pretty much the best php forum software out there that is free, and comes the first choice of many webmasters. However, after a few weeks of first installation, many complain that spam bots start to overwhelm their forums, flooding with automated spam registrations and spam posts. Unfortunately, that is generally because: phpBB disables …

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PHP: Return and Get the Last Letter / Character of a String

To get the last character of a string in PHP, you need a combination of the functions of substr() and strlen(). For example, you need to get the last digit of a date string such as ‘Feb. 3’ or ‘Aug. 14’ to determine whether the trailing of the date will be ‘st’, ‘nd’, ‘rd’ or …

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Robots.txt Disallow All and Block Search Engine Spiders

You can literally block any visitor including search engines and secure the data or information you have on your website by the help of .htaccess Deny From All. A similar solution is to have a robots.txt, majorly for search engines. To disallow all search engine visits and stop the any spider or crawler, create a …

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Incisive Software Engineering & Programming Quotes and Sayings

” If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in. “ – Edsger Dijkstra ” Rules of Optimization: Rule 1: Don’t do it. Rule 2 (for experts only): Don’t do it yet. “ – Michael A. Jackson ” The best method for accelerating a computer …

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The Best Online Domain Name Availability Checker Tool (AJAX)

As if there’s an offline one to check whether a domain is available or not. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Psychic Whois is it. It’s the best domain availability checking tool I know so far. AJAX powered, it instantly checks whether a domain is available for registration after you have typed the primary part by listing all 6 popular …

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The most dangerous thing in your career or business

It’s not the mistakes or failures themselves that you should be aware of. Everything is a bless including them which descend upon you for you to grow. Bad attitude rather than bad things is the driving force to your self-destruction. So what is the most dangerous mistake you could make in your career and business. …

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HTML Table Size — Control and Change the Size of Table and Table Cells

In HTML 4.01, you can directly change the size of table via HTML properties width and height instead of controlling them by CSS styles. Table Size The overall size of a table is determined by the width and height of it. For example, to set table width as 400 pixels and table height as 150 …

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