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February 2014 Archive (15 posts)

Review: Mouse (2003) | Setarai. The High School Yamanou is one of the city's proudest and largest institutions, churning out many a fine student into society. Muon Sorata is a college student in the Fine Arts Department, but is also a recognised teacher of Fine Arts in the high ... (Anime | My Reviews)
Infographic: The Rise of Mobile Games | A recent study has been undertaken to find the amount of consumers using mobile gaming and the results are staggering. Since the development of the smartphone by companies such as HTC and Sony, the way has been paved for mobile gamers to enjoy this pastime whilst ... (Partner Content)
PHP: The Danger of !strpos('something', 'something') === FALSE | I came across some search and replace PHP code that was working correctly if the search string sat in the middle or towards the end of the input string, but failed to perform if the search string was positioned at the front of the string. Taking ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Packt Publishing: Instant Fancybox - Why, oh why? | A while ago I was approached via e-mail and asked to review (and thus publicize) an e-book via my site by a representative (Dyson D'Souza) of Packt Publishing. (Packt is apparently a UK based publishing company specializing in focused IT books.) The title in question was ... (Books | My Reviews)
Review: Platinumhugen Ordian (2000) | Kananase Yuu is just an ordinary high school student. Inexplicably possessing the knowledge to pilot mecha craft, Yuu is recruited by the International Military Organization (IMO) as a potential test pilot for the new class of mobile armour, the Ordian. However, Yuu is not the ... (Anime | My Reviews) reviews the latest Toyota Corolla | I used to own a Toyota Corolla once. Think it was a 1998 model, horrible sky blue colour, but such an awesome, reliable car. Sadly it was written off by a guy driving a bakkie who thought he could turn across the robot before I ... (Partner Content)
PHP: Strip Leading Zeroes from a String | Because ordering numbers is a whole lot easier when they all of the same length in terms of characters, with leading zeroes used for padding, the issue of stripping these unnecessary characters out for display purposes tends to crop up quite a lot. Which is silly ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Remove SVN Entries without Destroying the Physical Files | Occasionally you realise that certain files have been unnecessarily added into your SVN repository, such as user uploaded photos and documents for example. Obviously this causes repo bloat and because these files aren't core to the code base, they should best be removed from the ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
SVN Commit Error: Repository Moved Temporarily; Please Relocate | I encountered a rather strange (and frustrating!) error today which was completely blocking me from committing any files into my SVN repo. After a lot of fiddling and tweaking (all unsuccessful) and finally just destroying the whole damn thing to start afresh, I did stumble ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Ubuntu Server: Recursively Remove .svn Folders | Sometimes SVN repositories just go bad and the best way forward as far as what you are concerned is to simply wipe them and start out fresh. Of course, while you can simply delete the SVN repo directly to remove it and then quickly recreate ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
MySQL: Quickly Load a CSV file into a Database Table | CSV (comma separated value) files are often used as a way to transfer data between two different systems - it's a simple, verbose, and difficult to break (if you double quote every single string of course) way of saving grouped data into a flat ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Review: Samurai Deeper Kyo (2002) | It has been four years since that crucial battle in Sekigahara in 1604. Kyo became a legend as the 'killer of a thousand men'. But, he is still alive... ...inside the medicine man, Mibu Kyoshiro. When Kyo awakens within Kyoshiro an unknown history will ... (Anime | My Reviews)
Windows 7: Manage Startup Programs | The recommended way to manage which applications load on start in Windows 7 is of course to trawl through each application's settings or options pages and control them from there. However, another more efficient way to do it (if you are a little computer literate) ... (Tips, Tricks and Tutorials)
Review: Princess Mononoke (1997) | In a remote mountain village far away in Northern Japan, Ashitaka, the last young warrior of the dying Emishi clan, is forced to kill a monster to protect his village. Too late, he discovers that the boar-like creature he killed is a protector-god of the ... (Anime | My Reviews)
Microsoft Tech Call Scam in South Africa | Pretty much everyone I know has received at least one of these phone calls, usually with the person on the other end of the line carrying a fairly thick Indian accent: Update: That's hilarious. I was literally in the process of posting this when my home ... (Tech News)
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