Shawn was raped by a moose. (No Shawns were harmed in the making of this post.)03:01 PM
It saddens me that most developers/programmers/derps don't understand the basic contract a function builds in computer science. I don't have my original notes but here is a awesome article from Prabhaker Mateti over at Wright State University, the article can be found here.
tl;dr -> don't be a dipshit when writing functions, do some sort of validation on the parameters you are passing in, especially in PHP where we are a loosely typed language and type hinting only works on objects or arrays and not primitive types.11:32 AM
If you ever have to scrub the database for extraneous characters always do yourself a favor and convert the column to HEX and search that column for the correct HEX sequence. For example lets say we want to detect OxFFFD characters in MySQL due to a botched UTF-8 conversion, simple enough do a conversion to hex
Query: SELECT id FROM table T WHERE HEX(T.column) LIKE '%EFBFBD%';
This will give you all rows in the table where there is a reference to the 0xFFFD character sequence (0xef, 0xbf, 0xbd).05:13 PM
I don't get why it take three to five days to remove someone from an email list. For example, I take the time to click on your unsubscribe link I expect to be unsubscribed immediately. If you run a mailing list with stale data shame on you and deserve to have a can of spam shoved up your anus.12:30 PM
After you spent two years trying to build a start up is a fucking nightmare. That is all. :)12:59 PM