Author Archives: fbloggs

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Changed my WordPress Theme

By | June 11, 2009

I changed it to ‘Silver is the New Black’ because I like the flexible width, and the fact that my code samples show up well (at least, when viewing the blog at 1400 x 1050 on my Dell Latitude D610 15″ laptop. However – I still don’t see my excerpts. Does anyone know of a… Read More »

My Favorite FireFox Plugins for Web Development

By | June 5, 2009

Firebug – debug your applications. An absolute must. Best features: Debugger – step through, over, etc. Console log for monitoring AJAX interactions -shows parms sent, data returned, round-trip time. Web Developer – fantastic CSS diagnostic support. Best features: View generated source – important if your script modifies the original DOM of your page Display Element… Read More »

Forays into PHP and MySQL

By | April 19, 2007

I’ve just started working extensively with PHP and MySQL.  Here’s a simple tip that took me a while to figure out (despite copious examples on, I couldn’t find this one: My MySQL table has a  Timestamp (Z) field, used to assign the current date and time to it when a record is added. Using… Read More »