Sorting multidimensional arrays in PHP is a terrible pain. You need to create a duplicate copy of the array, keyed just right, then call array_multisort, and some other painful voodoo spells to just sort a collection by a common key. Well here is a very simple, but very handy, solution I worked up. I use it on a lot of my projects, so I thought it might be handy. It was also a good chance to...
Chiptunes, now on Youtube
I uploaded my chiptune album to YouTube, complete with a little summary. I’m a week or three away from significantly decreasing my (professional) work load to give me more time to do things like record a second album of chiptunes, record more Pleasure Centers songs with Mark, finish up an entry for the Apps for Metro Chicago contest, and work on a neat idea I have involving distributed...
The slow, painful progress of learning new things...
Just submitted my first patch for a Drupal module using git. Its actually great. I’d only ever used Subversion before, but I can see why Linus Torvalds was so unapologetic and brutal when he was comparing git against subversion; git doesn’t make you want to start cutting just to create a patch. Anyway, today a totally trivial, one line patch, tomorrow the world!
Mark Johnson's Tumblr: Derek Erdman Interview →
How cool is this. My co-pleasure-center Mark just interviewed Rap Master Maurice! markjohnson: Derek Erdman is an artist who has created many creative businesses. Aside from selling art (which he also does on commission), you can hire him to write and deliver a custom revenge rap and to deliver it to anyone. Just give him their number and details about how they’ve wronged you. And for...
AT&T, continuing to do everything wrong, all the...
There is no company I deal with daily that I dislike as much as AT&T. This is a company that handles every bit of data I deal with every day, and that can literally costs me hundreds of dollars when they do things like so-called “planned but unannounced outages” or so-called “pretending to run a company.” So recently AT&T, ostensibly a real company run by adult...
Friends Blowing Up
Just wanted to say a big congrats to two fiends, Jerry for appearing on Al Jazeera to discuss BitCoin (!), and Eric for his talk at Google discussing how WebKit works, deep down in its guts (!). BTW: Eric’s video isn’t new, but its new to me and still incredible.
Release: jquery.ellipterrific.js 0.2
A web project I’m working on now requires a lot of pixel-precise layout, with the content and text adjusting itself to fit the design in some places, instead of the other around. After trying a bunch of different options (trying to preformat the content to make it fit the layout, fighting with the confusing and not-really-all-that-helpful CSS3 text-overflow property, and sampling a...