I’m a DMOZ editor

A few years ago I became an editor on DMOZ. The categories I chose were pretty static, so eventually my account got deactivated because I wasn’t using it. But I recently got re-excited about being able to edit the directory, so I’ve gotten my account re-activated and I’m back in business! Maybe after a week or so of maintaining my current categories I’ll branch out and...

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Making Eclipse for PHP Useful

Out of the box, Eclipse for PHP is lacking a few vital features. Problem: How do I run SQL queries in Eclipse? Solution: The SQL Explorer plugin. To install: Go to Help->Install New Software. Add a new site called SQL Explorer with the URL http://eclipsesql.sourceforge.net/ Select SQL Explorer. Keeping clicking Next/Finish until the plugin is installed. Problem: Okay, I can run some queries...

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Jumbo Jenga: It is finished!

After nearly 2 months, my jumbo Jenga set is finished! I would have finished sooner, but it kept snowing and/or being below freezing nearly every weekend for weeks. I rubbed the finished blocks with some mineral oil to protect them stains and splitting, and it had the beneficial side effect of making them look amazing! And they conveniently fit into two promotional Windows 7 bags for easy...

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What is my IP?

This past weekend I found a fun domain name for a project: ipaddr.es. Yeah, it is missing an “s” at the end, but I think it is still a fun domain. So I threw up a “what is my IP” style page and am having some fun with it. What makes IP Addr.es better than the competition? A few things: The IP address is the primary element on the page, located in a big, modern-looking...

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Oracle rocks!

Oracle rocks!

Curtis, an Oracle employee, contacted me a week or two ago to ask for permission to use data from the Fake Name Generator at Oracle. I freely license the data under both a Creative Commons license and the GPLv3. While these licenses are wonderful licenses for people working on open projects, they leave a bit to be desired for closed-source commercial projects. Because I like Oracle and I know...

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