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  • wade 6:56 on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    iCalendar standard and PHP 

    For our April meeting, Brandon Stout will present on the iCalendar standard and PHP. An outline of his presentation is as follows:

    1. iCalendar standard basics
    2. PHP calendar functions
    3. PEAR calendar extensions
    4. Parsing ideas
    5. Existing PHP iCal applications: iCalcreator, PHP iCalendar, WebCalendar
    6. Calendaring Apps? Maybe OpenGroupware?
    7. Summary, with a _possible_ project proposal
     
  • wade 20:42 on Sunday, 15 April 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Selecting a few unique, random array items by shuffling keys 

    MGeary helped me clean a complex function—containing many lines and loops—up into four concise lines by utilizing the shuffle function. I thought that I would posted it here in case it helps anyone else. I was trying to randomly select five unique items from a multi-dimensional array and although I had achieved the results I wanted, his suggetion allowed me to shorten my code considerably.

    $howmany_want = 5;
    $author_keys = array_keys($authors);
    shuffle($author_keys);
    $author_keys = array_slice($author_keys, 0, $howmany_want);

     
  • Jon Jensen 11:24 on Friday, 6 April 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Mozy coding deathmatch offers $20,000 in cash prizes 

    Berkeley Data Systems, creators of Mozy Online Backup, will be holding its second semiannual coding deathmatch on Saturday, April 14. Billed as a “thinly disguised recruiting effort to find the best local engineers,” the competition is open to all Utah residents.

    The previous deathmatch saw over 100 participants and was a success both for the 8 finalists who received prize money, and for BDS who hired 4 new engineers in the process.

     
  • wade 22:59 on Monday, 2 April 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Utah Graphic Artists Forum launched 

    I am excited to announce the launch of the Utah Graphic Artists Forum. For years I have longed for a place where I could interactive with and meet new local artists. Having participated in many technical groups, I have grown to rely on and take for granted both the camaraderie and invaluable resource of information that such communities provide. Often frustrated by the lack of an official forum for art related questions however, I vowed to someday create the resource I longed for.

    Officially launching tomorrow, I present the Utah Graphic Artists Forum, a gathering place for local graphic artists. My purpose is to promote and support the development and expression of graphic arts and to facilitating and ecouraging conversations and interaction between graphic artists in Utah, in an environment free of dues or obligations. I hope to provide something of value to members involved in all forms of the graphic arts, including illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, typographers, user interface designers, and web developers.

    Both working professionals and students are welcome and encouraged to participate, discussing current events and trends, historical topics, theory, techniques, technology, business, and/or employment.

    Features include a forum, mailing lists, an IRC channel for chat, job announcements, RSS feeds, syndicated calendar events, and plans to meet periodically for socials and workshops. Membership is free and open to anyone interested.

    I encourage you to visit the site, register an account, and participate in the forum.

     
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