Category Archives: Featured

Avoid A2 Cloud Hosting Like the Plague as a Business!

First let me say I’m biting the hand that feeds me, I’m a long time A2 hosting customer for my personal things and those are tiny sites that do little to nothing.. I’ve been a member for years and I’ve referred a TON of clients.. I still recommend them for their standard hosting accounts since I’ve had only one issue… (more…)

The iphone 5c is a disappointment

It’s basically raping their customers.. it’s offering the same old phone but with colors.. it’s like they are discarding their scraps with some colors on it and saying “here boy.. c’mere .. ” .. don’t be insulted. This is the same phone as their last generation.. only you get a plastic colorful case instead of a truly protective metal case..This… (more…)

How to get a twitter feed using PHP WITHOUT using api 1.1 and without oauth

Hello folks! It’s been a while, I know =) Recently twitter retired api 1.0 which was extremely useful and easy to implement. They’ve switched to API 1.1 which incurs mandatory authentication for every request as well as API limits. For many, this is fine and dandy but for others it throws a wrench in things. For those of you who… (more…)

How I fixed iMessage activation on T-Mobile

The other day I noticed that iMessage deactivated on my iPhone 4s ( ios 6.1.1 )  and every time I tried to enable it, it would say “Waiting for activation” and then would eventually fail. I tried all of the normal crap that I read in the forums but nothing worked! Eventually I decided to poke around on the filesystem… (more…)

Why you should avoid instagram.. and be aware of others

Instagram was attractive because it was social.. you can char anything you want as fast as you want… but it’s become something where they love sucking up your content as fast as you can share it but when it comes to removing it as you would please.. you’re screwed… I tried to write my own script to manage my own… (more…)

Deleting instagram images in bulk with PHP – A PHP class for instagram!

I was very upset that Instagram wouldn’t allow me to delete all my images easily.. I wanted to clear it without having to do it one at a time.. Well I decided to learn my way around instagram and write a PHP class that allowed me to do a ton of stuff without oauth authentication. This isn’t the actual class,… (more…)

Creating a chat bot with php, xmpphp, openfire, kraken and cleverbot with support for icq, aim, yahoo, msn, hotmail, facebook chat and more

A long time ago I used to run a site called icqbot.net where I distributed a free perl script that would connect to ICQ and have conversations with them.. it utilized the elizatalk AI engine as it’s brain and then later a different system called MegaHAL.. it wasn’t until AOL came after me for violating their trademark in my domain… (more…)

Do you get spammed on your contact forms by bots? I might have some help for you

I’m a web developer and we’ve deployed hundreds of sites.. most of those sites have contact forms and all of them use google’s re-captcha system..  Recently the amount of spam has gone off the scale, some how these people are evading google’s captcha system.. whether it be by paying for a service or by some other means. I decided to… (more…)

Internet explorer, chrome and firefox can ONLY connect to https sites

A friend of mine had this issue and I spent about two days troubleshooting it via Yahoo messenger because he lives in Canada.. He was able to connect to https sites, but not standard http … I had him try a number of things: Reset IE8’s settings Make sure security zones were set up correctly Made sure no proxy was… (more…)

Joomla – Modify the name or link value in the pathway ( jPathway ) object

This is normally impossible to do because $jApp->getPathWay returns an object with the pathway items as protected properties.. you can’t modify them or even loop through them to build a new pathway array. My dilemma is that I wanted to alter the link for one of the breadcrumbs to point to a different URL, I have my reasons so don’t… (more…)