All entries of my technical and business blog.

Descriptive Naming Schemes

There are two reactions to reading a new section of code for the first time. Sadly, one of the most common seems to be of confusion, dismay, followed possibly by some sort of expletive (or many, depending on the length of the code). The other is one of the most beautiful reactions, the most flattering, the most sought after reaction: “Oh, that makes sense” or “That’s cool.” (more…)

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Two Quick Tips for Securing PHP Sessions

Let’s talk a little bit about session fixation in PHP. Such a fun topic, right? Tons to get into here. But, let’s just touch the surface on two VERY SIMPLE things you can be doing now to make sure that your website is safe. (more…)

My MadMimi API PHP Library

At Small Shops United, we use MadMimi for our email list software. I took a look at the PHP libraries that were available and found them extremely out of date, lacking, and just plain not working in certain areas. (more…)

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New Blog

So I’ve decided to move my website off of wordpress and on to jekyll - so you might notice it is a bit faster ;) (more…)

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One-time Scrolling Banner with jQuery

I’m not gonna lie - I was really trying to figure out how to put more keywords onto the home page of my company, 201 Creative, besides just the trademark: “Let’s make software simple.” So, I messed around with making a rotating banner on the home page that alternated through words that described the concept. However, I found it annoying and eventually gave up on the idea. I didn’t want to just delete it, though,... (more…)

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