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Category: hacking

“Who is the Jackass That Wrote This?”

I was performing some housekeeping work on Twixcuse last night, and I was reminded of a conversation I had with the great Jon Shea much earlier in my programming career: Cosmo: I look back at my old code, and I’m just like, “Who is the jackass that wrote this?” Jon: Uh—yeah. That never stops happening. […]

Nobody Codes in Multiple Choice

I was recently referred to an online testing site to demonstrate my “skill” at PHP. I did well enough—any potential test-takers for the ProveIt.com PHP 5.3 test can find a good primmer here—but the test really highlighted something that I think a lot of people misunderstand about programming: it is, at its heart, a creative […]

Adding Order to ExpressionEngine’s Forum Subscribe Module

For developers building interactive, membership-focused sites on ExpressionEngine, the Forum Subscribe module is a great addition. It notifies users via email when discussions update, keeping the conversations frequent and involved. I’m currently working with a client to transition users from a Listserv to a forum, and Forum Subscribe makes the process super-smooth. The module also […]