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Google Docs spreadsheet script: compare dates, highlight past dates, highlight weekends, and highlight today

ORIGINAL PROBLEM I spent hours tonight struggling with this Google Apps script I wrote to serve as custom functions or advanced macros. I adapted it from this StackOverflow post. The main issue I ran into was comparing dates. Here is my research path, and hopefully, some indicator as to why it took so long: STEPS […]

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Zemanta Puts Unwanted HTML Comments In Pre-Formatted PHP Code (Sourcecode) In WordPress Posts

PROBLEM: I? have recently determined through trial and error and process of elimination that Zemanta is responsible for adding extraneous HTML comments to my pre-formatted (with “pre” tags) PHP code that I have placed between “sourcecode” tags to activate WordPress.com’s built in programming code syntax highlighting. Here is a screenshot (fig 1.) that demonstrates the […]

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Building A PHP Database Connection Class From Scratch (using Singleton & ActiveRecord patterns)

Greetings folks. Tonight I’m studying on how to create a PHP Object-Oriented MySQL database connection class.? This will be reusable and able to be implemented in any database driven web application built with PHP & MySQL.? It uses the ActiveRecord and Singleton design patterns. I’m currently following this YouTube tutorial: Using OOP PHP to select, […]

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Lynda.com PHP MySQL WAMP Project: Widget Corp – Progress Update – 2012.02.07

Hello folks.? I’ve been doing a Lynda.com tutorial called PHP With MySQL Essential Training.? I’ve actually been doing aboutg 2-8 hours per week of the multiple, sequential lessons that are involved in this excellent hands-on tutorial for about a month now. At this point, I have completed all the basic PHP and MySQL material, and […]