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Zend_db fill in multiple placeholders

I’ve been using Zend_db to create a query which does a simple search on three columns of a table. Fortunately, I found out that the where() statement handles single parameters intelligently when there are multiple placeholders. In the case that there are many placeholders but only one parameter, that parameter will be added to each of the placeholders the same. (more…)

jQuery Validation - greedy on your forms?

I was creating a page with two forms on it. I ran into an issue where I would fill out one form, and it would fail validation. Then, I tried to do the other form with passing fields, and it would keep invalidating the previous form on the same page. (more…)

My Meetmeme card

I received a set of cards from In addition to my cards, they also provide the following URL: (more…)

Object Cache Class in PHP

While I’m infinitely happy that all uses of a class in PHP now are references, that’s just not good enough. Sometimes I want to use my newly created object in many different methods. I have two options. First, I could create it as a Singleton, and always call the instance getter. Or, I could use an object cache. (more…)

It's not shameful to cut your losses

One thing I’ve learned about the entrepreneurial spirit is that it leads to failure. With figures as high as 90% of businesses fail, this is something you have to get used to. Even leaders like Robert Kiyosaki mention that knowledge is what makes money - and that knowledge is gained by failure. You’ve heard the sayings before, learn from your failures… (more…)

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