No need to sell your soul if you don’t have one. The Edge Foundation was founded in 1988 and since then has been promoting the discussion of relevant questions about everything you might think. The main idea behind The Edge Foundation is “The Third Culture”, a concept raised by Charles Percy Snow which denotes the [...]
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During several decades it has been discussed whether a computer might be able to think, but the more computers are able to solve daily tasks efficiently, the more resistance there seem to be to the idea of a thinking or an intelligent computer. Some say computers won’t be intelligent until they have that hard to [...]
I like the Google Font API. It is a clean and easy way to introduce a progressive enhancement on websites. The lack of an easy way to introduce sophisticated fonts has been present with the web since its origins. One of the most sucessfull solutions to face this in the past has been the CSS [...]
It is quite easy to get the root element/node of an XML string or file but just doesn’t seem to be explained elsewhere
SimpleXML seems like the way to go according to a simple benchmark
PHPExcel (http://www.phpexcel.net) is a set of classes to read and write Excel effectively, but it is even much more than just that.
Sometimes you want to pass only part of a form through ajax to get some results without updating the whole page. JQuery has some great functions to convert the content of a form into a serialized string or object (either serialize or serializeArray). However they both take the content of a full form as input [...]
I needed to add HTML inside the options of a normal html select box, preserving the behaviour of this custom select box as close as possible to the normal one. I needed also that this custom select box could degrade into a normal select box if required to. View demo
When working in a web application that needs to do a complex insert on several tables of a database sometimes you need to know the next autoincrement id from one table although this record does not exist yet. For example, let’s say you wish to allow users to join to your service but while doing it [...]
Every now and then upgrades on ffmpeg affects php-ffmpeg. This is happening now with php-ffmpeg 0.6.0 and latest version of ffmpeg.
To compile php-ffmpeg 0.6.0 with latest ffmpeg version successfully you will need to follow these 2 steps:
1. First issue is reported in many places on the web. On the file ffmpeg_frame.c every ocurrence of PIX_FMT_RGBA32 [...]