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FSharp Koans – AboutTheStockExample

I’ve gone back to complete working through the fsharpkoans again. <Sigh/>  <Rant> I try to stay focused on one thing in my spare time, in this case learning functional programming with F#, but boy are there lots of needful or required things to attend to before you can write the first function! </Rant> Anyhow, here’s […]

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Code fsharp Functional Programming Programming Software Engineering

Color Loving, Functional Style

Who can we blame I would like to blame all this on @edd_mann. The podcast he did with @stevenproctor on Episode #71 of threedevsandamaybe.com was certainly the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak. Of course this is what led me to find out more about @stevenproctor and his fantastic functional programming podcast […]

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Secure Login For MySQL Via The Command Line With No Password Prompt

The goal here is to be able to type a one word shell command at the shell’s command prompt and have that drop you into a MySQL command prompt on the host machine and database of your choosing. For example: shell>mysqldevwm mysql>\s ————– mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.6.25, for osx10.10 (x86_64) using EditLine wrapper Connection […]

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Commodore 64 Core War

Recollections In 1985 I wrote an implemention of CoreWar on the Commodore 64 using the built in BASIC language. Just the other day I was contacted out of the blue by John Metcalf who is writing a book on the history of CoreWar (next year, it seems, is Corewar’s 30th anniversary). John had seen my […]

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Code PHP Programming Software Engineering

Progressive PHP: See What You’ve Been Missing

I don’t often blog, but when I do…  I always try to come up with something truly useful. A bit of code, a tip, or, as in this case, The Right Way to do something. So what exactly is The Right Way when it comes to PHP? Since PHP is the hammer I’ve used to […]

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Technology

Interest in Jackson, MS area Cocoaheads group

Cocoaheads seems to be a nice group for iOS and OS X devs. Several of us around the Jackson, MS area are gauging interest and talking about starting a local chapter. If you think you might like to attend or participate, contact me for specifics. I’m @jimmydburrell on Twitter or you can leave comments on […]

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avail.io Front End

A simple JSON example Availio.fe is a native Mac client I wrote for the avail.io domain-search api. Originally developed for mobile web clients by Jonathan Stark and Kelli Shaver of nitch.cc fame, the avail.io API provides a web back-end service for domain-search. I wrote a Mac client for avail.io primarily as an exercise to familiarize […]

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Mobile Web App Crusaders

Sometimes you just get inspired, other times you need help. If you’re to the point of needing help with mobile web inspiration, let me recommend a nitch I believe you would do well to investigate. This guy and gal not only talk the talk, they also walk the walk by building mobile web apps and […]

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Easier Email Validation With PHP 5.2.0 or Later

OK, in my never ending quest to NOT burden the SMTP servers with unnecessary work, I’m always on the look out for a more efficient email address validation algorithm. Beginning with PHP v5.2.0 and the introduction of filter_var it’s now as easy (and as quick) as the below code example. <?PHP //Validate an email address […]

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Using PHP to Check a Domain or URL

Just like to jot a quick line when I find a good function or class. This is about the best PHP code I’ve come across to test a URL and see if a Website is available.  The source is from the CSS Tricks site but I found it on CatsWhoCode. <?php   if (isDomainAvailible(’http://www.css-tricks.com’)) { […]