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So here’s the story of how I was permanently banned from using PayPal.
In late 2008, I made a post on a web developers forum asking for someone to build a PHP script to extract thumbnails from FLV files (Flash Video). At the time I had to manually take screenshots of videos I post on my site, the point of the script was to automatically generate thumbnails of the videos as they’re uploaded (similar to YouTube). Although I’m very well versed in PHP programming, I’m not very familiar with FLV files and how to extract thumbnails (it required access to extra server software).
Yes, this is a REAL spam email I found in my Gmail junk folder…
I don’t normally open spam emails, but they definitely caught my attention with the subject line “Chris, We’re Giving away a Casino Branded Goat!!”
Something strange is happening right now…
Jay Leno just returned to the Tonight Show, taking over for Conan O’Brien after the recent NBC late night debacle.
But Twitter users are protesting, in their own way.
Why are there still so many people using Internet Explorer 6? It was released in 2001, since then IE7 and IE8 have been released. Windows Update has provided updates for the browser, doesn’t anyone update their operating system?
As a PHP/MySQL developer I’m regularly having to download backups of my databases, and occasionally I have to import them back into MySQL.
The problem is that phpMyAdmin has a file size limit for uploading an SQL file (usually 8MB, depending on your server configuration). Some MySQL backup files are in the hundreds of MegaBytes!
Via the Official Gmail Blog
Until now, whenever you send an email from a custom address in Gmail, it would automatically add “From:” in the headers. This reveals your Gmail address to people who you may not wish to see it.
I’m writing this as a personal favor to anyone working on decoding the IT Crowd Series 3 DVD Easter Eggs. There’s a lot of incorrect info going around, and although I have no interest in the hidden messages myself, I feel I should point out a few important things.
I’ve just spent 3…no…4 hours messing about with this, until I finally got it to work.
The new Amazon Associates (or as it’s to be renamed, Amazon Product Advertising API) requires that by August all requests include a Signature.