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Tools of the Trade

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Jun. 22, 2020

Before Leonardo da Vinci could create The Mona Lisa, he had to learn to use a paintbrush. As mundane as it seems, there was a day (at least one) when the only things Leonardo could paint wouldn't be worthy of a place on the fridge door.A paintbrush is pretty simple, essentially a stick with some br…


PHP: Past and Future

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Oct. 23, 2019

We can all think of somebody who upon saying the wrong thing, maybe only once, has irreversibly ruined their reputation, possibly even after having apologised for whatever they said. Maybe it's a television presenter, or journalist of another kind, maybe it's not someone in the mainstream media but…


Flossing Thoroughly

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Sep. 25, 2019

Fig 1. Some FlossIn general, we initially contribute to open source software for selfish reasons: Perhaps we are interested in some code, or we want or need to fix something, or we just want to write something cool. Whatever the motivation, we imagine that we are going to extract more in benefits…


Missing Bits

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Sep. 12, 2019

Fig 1. A tweet I tweetedIt's 1989, I'm 5 years old, my hair is terrible and my shorts are as long as my socks. It's the end of my third day of school, and as I queue to leave the classroom, I notice a boy standing at the doorway holding a large colourful bag. As the queue progresses, gossip fills…


Bearings

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Aug. 29, 2019

Fig 1. Some BearingsThere is a lot of talk about the direction of PHP as a language, there have been discussions on internals and open letters from community bloggers ...I think, actually, there is rather a lot of confusion in the air, and so I'm seeking to cleanse that air with this post.FactionsA…


Contriflossary

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Aug. 20, 2019

Regarding contribution to open source projectsThe following scenario has been played out countless times, by a large number of [first time] contributors, to a large number of OSS projects:Find OSS project we loveAttempt to navigate [source of] projectFind this confusingDecide that there needs to be…