Saw this on a page I was working on last week:
I’m pretty sure there weren’t that many open divs on the page. I imagine the original author wasn’t sure how many divs he had open, and just decided to go for broke…
Interesting software on SourceForge that I’m not using, but probably should be:
- Task Coach
Interesting software on SourceForge that I use every day:
If you’re running an array through json_encode(), and part of that array is a reference to another array, do _not_ json_encode() *that* array first. JSON-encoding something that’s already JSON results in… confusion. This is one of those things that I would have figured out a lot faster if I had any kind of debugging set up for PHP. Maybe I should look at FirePHP. I don’t do a lot of PHP work, but I’m using PHP right now to test some REST web services that I’m writing in .Net/C#. (Debugging the .Net code, of course, is a piece of cake.)
Today would have been my brother Pat’s 38th birthday. I was thinking about him a bit today, so I thought I’d post a photo.
OK, I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into 2011. I finally upgraded my home desktop machine to Firefox 4 and IE 9. (The work machine, of course, has had both installed for quite a while.)
I didn’t want to upgrade either until I was sure at least one of them would work with LogMeIn. It does seem to work OK in both Firefox 4 and IE 9 now, so there’s no reason for me to not upgrade now.
On a related issue, I was testing HTML 5 video in IE 9 last week, and ran into a really annoying problem. For some crazy reason, my work machine has Windows 7 N on it, the version without Media Player. Well, it turns out that IE 9 won’t play HTML 5 video if Media Player isn’t installed. And it won’t show you a useful error message either. It just won’t play. I eventually figured this out, and installed the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N. Now, all is well.
Lots of things going on right now, and I just feel like I should dump them all into a blog post. This isn’t necessarily going to be an interesting or useful post for anyone but me, but I feel like I need to write it.
- My brother Mike is in the hospital with pneumonia. I haven’t been able to talk to him yet, so I’m not sure how bad it is. (I’m in NJ and he’s in GA, and I haven’t been able to reach him on the phone.)
- My brother Pat’s widow, who remarried a couple of years ago, just had a baby girl.
- I met with someone today to organize an estate sale, so I can finally empty out my parents’ old home. It looks like we’ll be doing it in about a month, so I really need to finish sorting through everything down there and make some final decisions about what I want to keep and what I want to get rid of.
- My allergies have been pretty bad over the last week or two. I went to the doctor yesterday, because I was starting to worry that it might be more than just allergies, but there’s no sign that there’s anything else wrong with me. So, now I’ve got a prescription for Nasonex, to go along with the over-the-counter Zyrtec that I’ve been taking. Hopefully, the combination of the two will help me out.
The next few blog posts will be about computer programming or comic books, I hope.