April 30, 2004

Using ext/mysqli - PHP 5.x and MySQL 4.x/5.x

An article by Zak Greant and Georg Richter about the new capabilities of the mysqli PHP extension, designed to improve the interaction between PHP 5.x and the existing and new functionality of MySQL 4.1 and 5.0 branches.

Posted by roam at 06:39 PM

Linux ported to.. what? :)

A fun project for the summer months :) Via matt.

Posted by roam at 12:44 PM

April 28, 2004

April 27, 2004

Five Favourite Protocol Design Papers

Mike Nottingham "bookmarks" five classic papers on protocol design; so, hereby, do I :)

Posted by roam at 12:26 PM

April 23, 2004

[strike out]

A look at some of the information available via Word's "track changes" functionality on public documents posted on Microsoft's web sites. Via Tony Bowden.

Posted by roam at 12:33 PM

April 22, 2004

Using Perl code from PHP

Not quite as good as Perl's Inline modules, but still great - PHP 5 has a PECL extension for interfacing with an embedded Perl interpreter.

Posted by roam at 03:05 PM

April 20, 2004

Serial versus parallel

Simon Cozens on yet another way to have fun while shopping: multiple discounts on a single item implemented in a very, very much wrong way. Doubleplus fun, since I've had a couple of close encounters with writing point-of-sale software myself in the past.

Posted by roam at 02:42 PM

April 09, 2004

Fair use, or not fair?

A nice NewsForge article on when it is permissible (fair) to copy a portion of an interesting article in a comment/link/announcement on your own site/media.

Posted by roam at 02:22 PM

DR-DOS 8.0

Also noted by NewsForge - the venerable DR-DOS has seen a new release, 8.0, touting it as 'Best Embedded OS'.

Posted by roam at 02:14 PM

April 01, 2004

Proven: Windows is more secure than Linux out of the box

This NewsForge article seems to have been posted about eleven days before it oughtta have been (like, today), but it is still a great read.

Posted by roam at 09:38 AM