Monthly Archives: August 2008

Bloody hosting providers

Choosing a hosting provider can be a difficult process, especially when you’re on a budget. I’m heavily involved with ewelike, a product information and price-comparison site that we’re slowly improving as we integrate more price and information feeds. Of course

Posted in Rant, Servers

Getting git to work on OS X Tiger

If you haven’t heard of git yet, it’s quickly becoming the preferred version-control system for tons of open-source projects, including the twin suns of ruby on rails and prototype. In fact, if you keep your eye on the github blog

Posted in Git, Mac, Subversion, Tip

PHP Session Management (grievance 2)

Sometimes PHP surprises you with an easy-to-use feature, like sessions. Sessions are quite easy to use in PHP. One call to @session_start(), and you have a magic global called $_SESSION to store data in; associated with the user using a

Posted in PHP

SVN log message encoding problem

It’s good practice to put useful commentary in the log message whenever you commit code to a repository. Today, I wrote a log message about centigrade and farenheit conversions, using the proper degree symbol °, but this triggered an encoding

Posted in Subversion, Tip