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Springpad and Evernote – My Guide to Getting Things Done


Cool post, check it out!!!!

Springpad and Evernote – My Guide to Getting Things Done.


80 Free Addons and Videos

Great post with a series of links of free addons and videos. A great library resource:


Can’t connect to the Internet – use open DNS

Sometimes the ISP’s can be somehow annoying. You have some functions of your Internet connection working, look at the router and everything seems right, refreshed DHCP and nothing, no juice, you just can’t get the pages to load.

Today I came around this same exact problem and with a little help of a co-worker and friend I learned a sweet hack that will just fix this kind of issue.

Go to your router configurations, or your PC / Mac configurations and set these 2 DNS entries:


This will use a open DNS – Google – to get your pages through.

Nice trick and good hack. Kept as resource.

Have fun.

New resources

Happy Friday everybody ….

2 New resources for you to check out:

  1. Javascript Bookmarklets
  2. Zend Framework and Firebug – Log PHP warning, errors and exceptions

Don’t forget also of the PHPArch Free Webcast today about Running PHP on Windows with Hank Jansen and Zack Owens.

Have fun .. .

In this Aprils 22nd, Go Green

April 22nd is the Earth Day and it’s the correct day to have a “green conscience” (or whatever that means).

In the computer field, probably, we don’t think much as “going green” or any political enviroment pledge that we might be having for whatever reason, but we have at least some enviromental responsibility with the planet that provide’s resources that we need to keep having computers, internet, eletricity, papers, coffee, cookies, chocolate and all the important things that we need to survie in the computer field.

Consider this: What would happen if the planet that we live get so wasted that we don’t have any more Silicon, aluminum and copper to construct CPU’s?

Is true that this might be a very hard scenario to consider, but, if we don’t have anymore resources to construct CPU’s or these resources where very limited, prices would go up, we would be stuck with old PC’s and CPU’s evolutions would stop. No more cool games, movies, cool interactive websites, etc.

Is more likely that this would affect the mobiles as well, so we probably wouldn’t have more cool phones as Iphones and Blackberries.

So, this April 22nd, Wednesday, let’s do ourselfs a favor and do some little conservation in pro of newer, faster, stronger CPU’s, motherboards, RAM’s, games, phones, internet, etc.

Here are some tips (I will be doing it):

– Don’t print (unless your boss will torture your that)
– Turn off the PC when you are gone for the day
– When not in front of the PC, turn off the monitor
– Drink coffee in a mug, instead of a paper cup

For all of you that are reading this post right now, have a great Earth Day.

Generate Data

When you are designing a web application (or a website that does more than only showing content) you need to carefully consider scaling issues. So you have considered to have 100 users and now your application is falling a part because you are reaching 1000,000, well, that is definetly a scaling issue.

I’m not going to get too much inside the subject since you this article from Zend Developer Zone, Scaling Day-By-Day, takes good care of it.

Anyway, I want to point to you here is a tool that is going to help you with generating data to test your web application and the best of all, it is under GNU license and is very simple to use.

I’m putting this link in my resources page as well, but here it is: GenerateData.com check it out.

MySQL Handler Class – Update

I noticed that the class had a little mistake that would make it not work properly under PHP4 and a little annoying bug that I had on the select method. If you already had downloaded the class, please download this newer version.

Click here to download the newer version: Download

Do you have a WordPress Blog or Blog about PHP?

If that’s your case, just post a comment back here with the url of your blog. I’m going to create a list with all PHP related Blogs and put it in the right menu.

This is a PHP Resources blog, so any blog that talks about PHP is a valid resources.

Bug reporting

I have done a lot of applications and some of them had to be released in a Beta Version and as you probably know, beta is the first stable version that you can work with, but it might have a bug or two.

Most of the times I have just asked the users to submit an email with the feedback of what it’s going on. Most ot the times I have lost that email and had no reference about the bug.

I had two ways to work this out, one create a ticketing system or simply create a class that get’s the user information about the bug, saves and send an email.

Both have it’s pros and cons, but in this case I will release the bug class only. It’s simple, easy to adapt and it will store the bug information that is all that we need right now. 

You can download the class here and inside the class you will see (at top) the information about creating the table.

P.S. This class uses my MySQLiHandler class that is available in my older posts.

Important update: I have added more fields in the bug reporter and I have changed the way that the insert method works in the MySQLiHandler class. Please get the latest versions.

Resources on the web

UPDATE: Since time from time I’m finding a new good site to take a look at, this post has become a page, please check the Resources page for newer links.

During the years I have been collecting some links of sites that are powerfull resources. CSS, design, programming, php, javascript, jquery, frameworks, CRM’s and so on. I have selected a few of them and I’m placing here so you can have it as well.

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