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Resolutions for 2009 - 21 January, 2009

Yeah, yeah... New years resolutions. Who really expects to stick to them, or for them to be remembered for more than a couple of weeks? Lose weight, stop [insert bad habit], rah rah...

The reason I am posting this publically, and so late in Janua...

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New website launched on time! - 01 February, 2009

It has been a very very busy week. With work, personal life, and getting this site ready to launch. I don't recall ever being as tired as I am now. However, we have a result, and that is the site in its fancy new design with the core functionality...

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CakePHP Redirects for legacy URLs - 03 February, 2009

If anyone has a more elegant solution than this, perhaps involving routing, let me know. Since the launch of this new site on the weekend, I have been serving up plain html to old RSS aggregate sites. The reason is that I was previously using Word...

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Using jQuery to highlight required fields - 20 March, 2009

One of the things that can get to be a pain in the bum to manage is the little indicator element that your designer has chosen to indicate required fields in a form.

The designer I am currently working with likes to use an asterisk to indicate a ...

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CakePHP fieldsets to keep your forms organized - 20 March, 2009

This one is pretty simple, but useful for keeping things organised and easy to understand for your users when going through longer form sets.

The fieldset element isn't used as much as it should be. Its great for grouping content, and allowing a ...

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CakePHP CakeFest 2009 Berlin - 24 March, 2009

Look out Berlin! You're going to be invaded by hoards of eager to learn CakePHP nerds.. I don't know how one prepares for that kind of scenario.

CakeFest is exciting. Being somewhat remote here in Australia, and with finances not so great at the ...

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Calling all iPhone users for App ideas - 25 March, 2009

For those of you that know me well enough, you already know that I have bought into the Apple Developer program and have been building some basic little apps to test out Objective C, the iPhone SDK and the device in general. Code to date can be fo...

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Ditching enum for something more portable and maintainable with CakePHP - 27 March, 2009

It's one of those questions that I see more and more these days in the CakePHP IRC Channel: "Why doesn't schema support enum?". The reason is that the portability of the enum storage type is not complete. In the interest of keeping portability at ...

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Book meme #1 - 31 March, 2009

The rules: Grab the nearest book to you, using no discrimination or judgement, just the nearest book. Open to page 56, and quote the 5th sentence from that page.

This is the first time that I have done this, so here we go...

"First it ascertains...

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Help get me to CakeFest 2009 with donations - 01 April, 2009

CakeFest 2009 is happening in Berlin this year, and I am really hoping to be able to go. The cost of flying anywhere from Australia is pretty hefty, and I am hoping some community members out there have benefited from my help and assistance enough...

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CakeFest Donations, iPhone OS 3.0 beta 2 - 03 April, 2009

Firstly, thanks to those that have already put forward generous donations towards my airfares to the CakePHP CakeFest 2009 in Berlin. Thus far I have raised $80, and thats just over 24 hours worth! I recently posted an updated on the ChipIn Page i...

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iPhone tethering success with optus - 09 April, 2009

For those Australians out there, I have had a huge success tonight getting the iPhone 3.0 beta 2 OS working with tethering, with some simple plist modifications.

I don't see why I can't post it up, so I will see about getting it packaged nicely, ...

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Filling the Gaps - 08 May, 2009

I find myself extremely busy of late. Those of you that keep in touch regularly will know that I have been working pretty hard and perhaps have myself spread a little thin. There are a number of projects I am working on as well as my day job keepi...

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The Developers Fear of Making Mistakes - 10 May, 2009

I'm a regular helper in the CakePHP IRC channel. Helping out other budding developers, whether they be new to PHP or just new to CakePHP makes me feel like I am helping in my own way to assist the community and grow the developer base for my favou...

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Wildcard Subdomains for quick Virtual Host creation - 28 May, 2009

Being a developer of web applications, you are probably working on a number of sites at once. Its really handy to have them placed on their own subdomain or domain in order to provide separation. Linux systems will allow you to create a wildcard s...

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Useful Testing Images for Cropping and Uploading - 03 June, 2009

I find myself dealing with image croppers, resizers and all sorts of image manipulation, no matter where I am working and what I am doing. The slightest offset or miscalculation can cause some weird results.

In order to assist debugging and visua...

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iPhone 3.0 tethering with Optus - Update - 18 June, 2009

Goodness me! What a huge response I have been having to my previous post about tethering with Optus on the iPhone 3.0 beta 2 OS. More than I ever expected, really. Since the official release of the 3.0 OS, I am expecting more users to want a copy ...

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CakeFest 2009 here I come! - 30 June, 2009

I'd like to thank everyone that has donated to assist in getting me to CakeFest 2009. A huge update and some offline anonymous contributors have pushed the funds to a level that has allowed me to secure flights, and confirm my attendance to CakeFe...

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Upcoming Event - SydPHP CakePHP Presetation - 01 September, 2009

With more of the details finalised and a public announcement made by SydPHP, I am happy to announce that I will be giving a presentation on CakePHP (introduction) as well as a workshop to get your hands dirty with some CakePHP code.

The event wil...

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A little update. And some frustration thrown in for free. - 15 September, 2009

Hey.

So its been a while. I have been a bit busy with a number of things. The CakePHP talk I am doing for SydPHP is coming along nicely, and the workshop is starting to take shape really well. Google (Yes, I just referenced and linked Google) has...

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