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Custom Apache Error Handler – Get the Error URL in PHP

Scenario   You are using an Apache and PHP environment.  You provide an ErrorDocument directive to create a common landing page for HTTP Errors (such as a custom 404 error page.)  This may have been setup either in your http.conf file or via an .htaccess file.  The rule might look like the following: ErrorDocument 404 /errors/index.php […]

Skype for Mac Crashing on Startup

I use Skype every day for work.  It is a critical application for me.  I am also a software engineer and understand how to read crash reports and tail log files, etc.  So when Skype for Mac started crashing on me – it seriously impacted my work life. This post will help share how I […]

Engineering Open Source Tools and Code at Toptal

I stumbled upon Toptal the other day and wanted to share a valuable resource I discovered.  Toptal is a site that helps companies hire and manage freelanced engineers.  The site was very slick and well organized.  Almost made me wish I needed to hire some engineers so I could get the experience of working with them.  However […]

WordPress and jQuery – Get by Element ID not working

I racked my brain on this one for a bit the other day.  So I figured I would make a post on it to hopefully help some others. During my development of a WordPress plugin I was having trouble with WordPress and jQuery working together.  In particular, having jQuery interact with a Form element inside of […]

A teenagers view on Social Media

I came across a great article today.  https://medium.com/backchannel/a-teenagers-view-on-social-media-1df945c09ac6 A 19 year-old expressed his personal thoughts and views on Social Media and what his demographic considers of each medium.  A very fascinating look at how some of the social media outlets today are used by that aged demographic. I particularly enjoyed the analysis on going to […]

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PHP Array of Common Stop Words

There are many different circumstances in which a PHP Array of Common Stop Words could come in handy. One of the most useful is if you have some sort of blog, article or page creator in your website. Using meaningful titles in the URL is a strong strategy to increase your SEO results. However you […]

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Does HipChat support Group Video Chat

Does Hip Chat Support Group Video Chat? Well, according to practice and use… it appears that they do not.  Well, at least that they do not currently. For this article, let’s be honest and frank.  I’m not an employee of Atlassian and have no vested interested in the product.  I am however a user providing useful […]

My iPad has iOS 5.1.1 and won’t recognize any upgrades

I ran into something rather frustrating today.  I’m an iOS developer and have a couple different iPads, iPhones, etc.  The iPad that my daughter uses (she’s 2 btw) is an old one that we install puzzle games on and so forth.  It currently has iOS 5.1.1 installed on it. Several of these kids games now […]