Fun PHP projects for the Quarantine

Hey, all you bored PHP programmers - need something to do besides watch Tiger King on Netflix?

Here are some projects that will allow you to code something useful, and maybe add some zing back into your life. All are written in PHP and use text-file data, so database access is not required - just PHP installed on your local machine. ... Read More

A Flat File Database for Websites

When I first started blogging, I remember trying to figure out how the CMS worked. Where was my text being stored? It seemed to magically appear on the screen, summoned up from some mysterious chamber of secrets, which I soon found out was The Database. ... Read More

Describing Code in Ordinary Language

If code is a language, then it doesn't translate to English very well. Yes, it mostly uses English words, but not the way most of us understand. ... Read More

Fruit Flies

I have fruit flies in my kitchen.

How to get rid of them? Go to the Internet, of course... I don't think I'm alone here. The Internet is an Answer Machine for any question you can think of.... Read More

Indistinguishable from Magic


I just uploaded a new image to my blog. Then I stepped away from my computer to check how it looked on my cell phone.

Wow - there it was. A whole minute hadn't passed.... Read More

Software and Mind Blowing

There's a 3-inch-thick book sitting on my desk that I just finished reading. It took me about 3 days - ok, I skipped a little here and there, but mostly, I was glued to it.
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