Thursday, March 31, 2005

Wow, nice new service from Google called the Google Ride Finder ..... an excellent service that lets a person find taxi services to various places around the city.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

This is such a cool wallpaper, Im so gonna do this with my laptop

Click the picture for a better view.
PHP 5 has some handy new functions but two that really stand out are date_sunrise and date_sunset ..... I can see some potential uses such as a weather channel, or a counter for a competition or for religious prayers but asides from that, are there are any other important uses that had to be implemented as a function ?

what I also dont like about it is the type of input data it needs to return an answer

mixed date_sunrise ( int timestamp [, int format [, float latitude [, float longitude [, float zenith [, float gmt_offset]]]]] )

other than that little "rant" I think PHP 5 is definitely a major step from 4.0


Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Well my first experiment with PHP5 was using the new SimpleXML extension , and I was definitely blown away as to how simple it makes parsing xml files and accessing the data.

I decided to implement something with the new yahoo api, and I decided to go with a simple spell checker. Now I coming across a little problem with this, yahoo only provides spelling suggestions if it can actually find something with that query, so that you can query with the correction. If it cant , no spelling suggestions are offered. I am hosting it here and the source can be seen here

Can anyone offer some tips or further suggestions ?

Monday, March 21, 2005

Finally I got my dotgeek account, which boasts of free PHP 5 web hosting. Now to start some fun projects !!!! Got any suggestions ?

oh and something totally random, someone came to this page after querying for this on google: " *Kashif Beattie* " .. How weird is that ??

Friday, March 11, 2005

I saw this google text ad in my gmail account while having a conversation with a buddy .... now why would someone want to buy a bad movie ??

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

I remember reading somewhere that adding six slashes at the end of changes the way the page look. So, I decided to check on some other sites that I frequently visit and so far have come up with one page. If you put one more slash at the end of ( ) the date and time on "in the news" section changes to 6:00pm Wed December 31.

Here is a screenshot(click for a better view):


Got any others ?

Monday, March 07, 2005

PC Magazine has a review of that funky looking Nokia 7280 that i was talking about the other day ....,1759,1772513,00.asp

Sunday, March 06, 2005

I saw the mac mini today, and my jaw just dropped at the size of the little thing .... just amazing.....thats all i have to say