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Ask the Gurus

Alex Nordeen from Guru99.com reached out to me.  He has put together a bunch of great free online tutorials.  He has PHP tutorials which were created by a Rackspace veteran and edited by him personally.  There are also tutorials about other web stuff such as Java, SQL, VBScript, Python, Perl, Linux, JavaScript, and Apache.  Tutorials […]

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Blog Poster

Thanks to Creative Beacon I found some cool free music poster images designed by Freepik. I used photoshop to modify this one from an electric to an acoustic guitar to suit, my wife, Sue Horowitz‘s music. There are a lot of free resources out there. Thanks to all of the people who make their work […]

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Stop Using Images That You Find On The Web

I have been sharing with people not to use images you find on the web for your website or e-mail (once I learned that myself).  Images are property and they belong to someone.  If you use them without the owner’s permission, you are going to get into trouble.  Well, I recently bumped into someone who […]

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Making It Work

We used to live in an apartment with one bathroom for the four of us.  The toilet had one of those floating ball things on a coat hanger to tell it when it was full.  I am not very handy.  We had paid the super three times to come and fix it and still it ran all […]

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My Sequel – MySQL

MySQL is a relational database management system.   You can use it to store and retrieve information.  This information could be your inventory for your store, usernames/passwords for your site, or even your site itself.  Your database can have several tables and each table can have rows of data.  You need to set up the structure […]

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I Object – Part 1

I object to Object Oriented Programming(OOP).  When I started out, I learned BASIC.  It is amazing how a little command like GOTO can turn a couple hundred lines of code into nearly impossible to debug spaghetti.  This was procedural code.  It starts at the top and runs down to the bottom.  GOTO allowed you to jump from […]

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jQuery

jQuery is a very popular JavaScript library. Their slogan is “Write less. Do more.” This is very accurate. You need to download the jQuery library which is free from jquery.com and load it before using it eg <script src = “jquery.js”></script> where jquery.js refers to the location of your local copy or download it from […]

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Templates are Good

When my son was little, I took him to his first birthday party. It was for a girl named Stephanie. We sang the happy birthday song to Stephanie and much fun was had. For years to come, whenever we went to a birthday party, he would sing, Happy Birthday, dear Stephanie! Happy Birthday to you!” […]

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