Oct 29 2006

Bleeding Every Last CPU Cycle from PHP

Jamie Begin

Like most languages, PHP allows developers to accomplish the same tasks using several different methods. I think most of us stick with whatever habits we fall into without really ever examining which methods might be the most efficent: Is there any performance difference between for and while? Is the ternary operator slower or faster than [… …

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Oct 25 2006

Changing WinXP’s boot screen to look like Win 3.1 in two minutes flat.

Jamie Begin

It’s been a short while since I’ve updated this blog. I spent almost a week camping in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I go every year in the autumn to take in the spectacular colors—definately a place you want to visit at least once in your lifetime. I’ve also been knee-deep in several time-consuming projects. So, I’ …

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