Book Review: Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to

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I just put down my copy of Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to by Michael Lively, published through Packt Publishing. Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to on Amazon Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to on Packt Overall, this is a pretty good book, and covers all of the topics one would expect from a Unit Testing book. Such… Read more »

Review of ION GO PAD Folding Computer Game Controller

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After a recent case of video game nostalgia and hunting down NES/SNES emulators, I wanted a game controller to play them on (instead of a computer keyboard). My first choice was a knockoff SNES controller with a USB port I grabbed on Amazon. Unfortunately, it didn’t work (product breakdown coming soon). So, I went out… Read more »

Wacom Bamboo Splash Review

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I recently got a Bamboo Wacom Splash tablet as a christmas present from my awesome mom. I’ve only had this thing for a few days, but I’ve drawn about a dozen things. As a little bit of a backstory, I used to draw all the time when I was younger, always with a 0.5mm graphite… Read more »

Transitioning from MediaTemple to Linode

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If you’ve been following my Twitter account, you’ve undoubtedly noticed my complaints regarding MediaTemple. I’ve been a customer of MediaTemple (MT) for several years now, hosting over a dozen domains there. I’ve been hosting all of these domains on their shared host plan (gs), which runs $20 a month. For about two years, I was… Read more »

PayPal is Bullshit

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PayPal just sent me an interesting email today regarding updates to their User Agreement. From the article: This update to the User Agreement effective November 1, 2012 contains changes that affect how claims you and PayPal have against each other are resolved (see Disputes with PayPal below). You will, with limited exception, be required to… Read more »

CouchDB and PHP Web Development

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I recently got my hands on the book CouchDB and PHP Web Development: Beginner’s Guide, written by Tim Juravich and published by Packt. This book aims to provide the reader with enough information to build their own website powered by PHP and using the CouchDB, a NoSQL database. CouchDB and PHP Web Development Beginner’s Guide on Packt… Read more »

Review of OpenShift Node.js Support

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I recently worked with a bunch of guys from Red Hat’s OpenShift PaaS “Platform as a Service” to get a blog post published over there. While I was working with their interface and making tweaks to my Node.js game engine, I was keeping a bunch of mental notes on what sort of changes I would like… Read more »