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  • PHP getmxrr() support for windows

  • As many of you may be aware there's a lack of getmxrr() support in Windows, which dates back as far as 1999.

    It’s not a major problem for me as an individual because I never use WIN32 PHP in production, but for development and for the purpose of wide distribution it can raise an issue.

    Apparently the lack of support in win32 is due to the lack of “res_search” in “bindlib_w32”, I’m surprised this hasn’t been fixed already.

    The official PHP.net documentation for the getmxrr() function states:

    Note: This function is not implemented on Windows platforms. Try the » PEAR{.link.external} class » Net_DNS{.link.external}.

    However, there are problems with this suggestion…

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  • Free icon sets for your website

  • If you don't have the time to make your own icons for your latest product or website, then you need to find some for free.

    More often than not, the actual task of finding icons can be even more time consuming than if you made them yourself! Okay, maybe not, but pretty close, needless to say, they are often difficult to find as there aren’t that many going for free.

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  • Missing Mediaid.bin file

  • Recently I got asked to backup a Vista machine. I'm not a big Vista fan, so this was the first time.

    I went ahead and backed up the entire machine onto my external USB hard drive, no problems.

    However when it came to restore to a new vista machine I found myself with the following error:

    The restore did not finish successfully. Error code:

    The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A).

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  • Creating a dating site (PHP)

  • During the summer of 2007 I decided to purchase a new domain name with a dating theme.

    The idea was to start a dating website. Although a fairly saturated market place, I figured it’d be another one to add to my profile.

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  • Don't forget to run make test!

  • During my install of PHP5 on FreeBSD…

    Build complete.

    Don’t forget to run ‘make test’.

    amber# make test

    make: don’t know how to make test. Stop

    It made me laugh anyway.

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