Aloha, I’m back from a family vacation in Maui, HI, feeling rejuvenated after having fun on some nice beaches with crystal water, seen an ex-volcano, sunsets, etc. An email from PHP Quebec was in my inbox saying I’ll be speaking at the 2008 PHP Conference in Montreal. Isn’t that great?! I’ll have a chance to […]
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I’ve never been into crime fiction. I mean I’ve read The Hound of the Baskervilles, but that’s about it. I like Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, looove Kurt Vonnegut, enjoyed On the Road, Catch-22… So it came as a surprise even to me when I started reading Raymond Chandler and actually enjoying it. The thing is […]
Go ahead, do a Yahoo search for “best programmer ever”. Not surprisingly #1 result is the blog of yours truly 🙂 For some inexplicable reason, I’m not #1 in Google search results for the same query. Bizarre, isn’t it? Not even on the first page. But hey, there a difference between being yet another piece […]
So there is this group of local LA web developers that meet every month or so to meet and discuss what’s up. More about/join the group here. This month Yahoo will be hosting the meetup in the Santa Monica office (my workplace), it’s actually tomorrow, so if you’re in LA, don’t miss the opportunity for […]
So I launched this little tool csssprites.com that allows you to upload images and create one CSS sprite image, plus it gives the background-position CSS definitions to use in order to show parts of the sprite. People have been trying it out, but unfortunately sometimes uploading 20 megs of images to create a sprite, which […]
I got a copy of a book called strengths finder (or something) that advocates that you should know, love and get your strengths to work, instead of focusing on correcting weaknesses. They have an online test to figure out your strengths, here are mine. Ideation Intellection Adaptability Input Positivity Nice list, eh? Basically I’m full […]
Boris of http://www.ajaxplanet.ru/ has published a translation of my article on the little AJAX/MVC framework I came up with, this is trully flattering, thanks a lot! If you speak Russian check the post here. The translation is by Gennady Potapov, sposibo Gennady!
Through a trackback I found out that Walter Cruz has translated my DB-2-MDB2 article in a language I was led to believe is Brazilian Portuguese. the announcement the article Thanks very much Walter, this is very flattering! Thanks to my buddy Isidoro who enlightened me that the language was Portugeese!
It’s official, last Friday, Jan 12, I pledged my allegiance to the Queen (and her successors) and sang Oh Canada in French and English. Now I’m Canadian. Incidentally this happened 10 days after Jan 2nd when Bulgaria became part of the European Union. Now I am European Canadian, North American Bulgarian and otherwise a citizen […]
After living in Montreal, QC, Canada for a little more than 4 years, yesterday me and my wife passed the citizenship exam and we’re almost Canadians now. What’s left is waiting for another invitation in the following weeks for a ceremony, including pledging allegiance to Ellizabeth II, the Queen of England and singing O Canada! […]
So what I’ve been up to recently? Having a bit of a break, I guess. First, I’m not currently writing a book, after the last one for which I completed my chapter back in June. That’s some free time (There is a very exciting book project on the horizon though, we’ll see). Then, I’m not […]
In case you’ve missed it – the PEAR book hit the streets! The exact title is “PHP Programming with PEAR” and it’s co-written by Stephan Schmidt, Carsten Lucke, Aaron Wormus and yours truly. Aaron also put up a Wiki for book and PEAR-related updates, it’s at thepearbook.com I tried to put up a list of […]
Here’s a list of RSS feeds I’m subscribed to, I’m using the Google Reader thing and check these usually once a day, sometimes several times a day, if I feel I need a break and don’t have anything in mind. These have become de facto the way I get informed of what’s up, my pretty […]
Here’s the link to publisher’s page dedicated to the PHP Programming with PEAR. Guess who wrote the chapter for MDB2? 😉 It’s an honour to me to be in the company of the other authors, people who have done a lot for the PEAR community: Stephan Schmidt Aaron Wormus Carsten Lucke Here’s what the book […]
In case someone is wondering how do I highlight the code I post on this blog … well, the lazy way. I don’t. Some time ago I setup a free service, hiliteme.com to do it for me, then I just copy/paste the generated code. It’s far from the best solution, but it’s definitelly the laziest, […]
Hi all, after a long time of silence, I wanted to drop a line here to say I’m still alive. I’m back from beautiful Bulgaria, had a great time there, friends, family, trailer trip. Now I’m back in Montreal, moved to and working on the new house we bought at the end of May; it’s […]
I’m currently on a vacation in my native land Bulgaria, the party’s on (and so the soccer World Cup finals) so It wuould be quiet around here for a while. Meanwhile I’ve disabled comments, trackbacks and pingbacks, I appologize, it’s just that I’m receiving a lot of spam and since I don’t have the time […]
Just finished setting up my Amazon Connect profile and posted one message to the blog Amazon create for you when you set your profile up. Here’s the blog. Amazon Connect is an initiative where book authors can post messages directly to their books pages. So my smiling face is exposed on Amazon now when you […]
Post about The Focus and The Pocus (a.k.a. tfatp.com) which is a toy project of mine.
Today my blog turns 1 year, hence a few hiccups with the DNS change and the migration to a new server. To make up for the hiccups, I treated my little bloggie to a beautiful new theme. Also the second phpBB book was published.
Crashed the car two days ago… hit an electricity pole.
Today I found out that one of my posts on this blog (the “PHP image fun” one) was translated in Russian!
New review of the phpBB book today. Interested in writing your own review?