Year: 2007

Magpie RSS/Snoopy problem finally solved

MagpieRSS IS great – I like it a lot, and it almost does exactly what you need to aggregate RSS feeds from PHP. MagpieRSS has one achilles heel in Snoopy. MagpieRSS relies on Snoopy as the HTTP-client (browser-component) that fetches

Generate PDF files from PHP

For a web project I needed to create invoices, to be downloaded or e-mailed to clients in PDF format. The platform is PHP and the documentation for this almost exclusively describe PDFLib for this purpose. I am sure PDFLib is

How does my website look in ALL the other browsers?

Wanna know how Mac og Linux users running rare browsers view your website? Then check out http://browsershots.org/. Queue up your URL and depending on the current load, the screenshouts will begin pouring in over the next couple of minutes. Why,

MySQL query/indexing tip

I originally learned about this MySQL shortcoming in the book High Performance MySQL, and luckily I remembered it for an issue that struck me today. I have two tables – one containing blog-posts, and one containing a record for each

Attention Profiles may filter news better

Amazon profiles you by the books you buy. Google sponsored links are displayed by the contents of your gmail e-mails and general website interests. All “Big Brother” considerations aside – this is clever – or at least technically interesting. There

Light-weight XML editor

I was looking for an XML editor to perform a few simple tasks. Since i worked heavily with XML a few years ago, the Windows XML editor of choice is apparently still the Altova XML Spy. You can get it

Why are Wiki’s so darn ugly?

I am a Wiki-virgin. Not in the sense of being a wiki-reader/contributor, but today I set up my first Wiki which is about to go online. Wiki’s based on the MediaWiki software (which is also used for WikiPedia) are actually

Rebooting for the next couple of days

Thursday and friday i will be at Reboot 9 – it’s the third time I attend – last time was two years ago, and the first time was actually at the first Reboot conference – pre-bubble, y2k and all. This

Windows ‘amp tip

I was annoyed – but not anymore. I have been developing for Apache/MySQL on my laptop for a while, and in the beginning I would start the Apache and MySQL services automatically as I booted Windows. Recently I embarked to

Microformats starting point

Dive into the possibilities of Microformats from this article at Smashing Magazine. The article points out a few simple additions for your website, that will easily add context to the contents of your site to humans and machines. An example:

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