R.I.P. PHP 4.x (2000-2008)

The PHP development team has sentenced PHP 4.x to death. On December 31st, 2007, there will be no more releases of PHP 4.4. On August, 8th, 2008, they will discontinue even critical security updates.

I wonder if the drupal community had anything to do with instigating this? I'm tempted to think so...

Praise Allah! PHP lives!

Quote of the Day

"We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area." - UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer


Tonight, I ran into a post by Feministe, entitled "I'm Never Getting Married". I agree with a great deal of it. Whenever I hear politicians argue that traditional marriage is "sacred institution", I have to pinch myself to remind myself that I'm not watching a satire.

Certain political blocks seem to think the idea of an old men trading their virgin daughters to strengthen business relationships is a "sacred institution". And then there is the other motive of kinky 19th century traditional marriage: making sure that a son gets some missionary-style child-bearing action, so the long, grand lineage of stupid, rich, white men can flourish and repeat the process!

Given these apparent breeding habits of rich conservatives (and their confused shills), its no surprise they consider traditional marriage to be "foundation of our civilization". We now have an answer for an age old question:

Re: Google Bowling

Back in april of 2005, my assertion that SEO could be used to censor "unwanted feedback" was greeted with a great deal of skepticism. Jimmy Wales even told me to put on a tin foil hat, so I could hide from the black helicopters (turns out that black helicopters exist too, but they are usually related to US special forces training... no luck on the foil hats, however...). Jeff Jarvis told me to shut up. (which I did)*

The Future is a Big Ass Table

This parody of Microsoft's Surface Computer made me laugh out loud... alone... a rare achievement indeed. Enjoy.

Abject-Oriented Programming: The New Paradigm

By Dr. Carl Poland (guest contributor)*  -- CEO, Compubiztech Solutions, LLC, and Professor of Computer Science

A paramount attribute of genius, is being misunderstood by one's contemporaries. Beethoven, Van Gogh, Picasso, and myself -- all were vastly misunderstood during their time. Picasso never made a dime from his work. At least that makes me better than Picasso.

Actually, Drupal Can't *Really* Save the World

My friend Jeff Robbins wrote an excellent summery of the setup and usability issues that are blocking drupal's goal of world domination. As far as I see it, the only flaw in his post is the title: "How drupal will save the world." Now, that the post is on the front page of digg,  the digg community has seized the opprotunity to show off their impressive critical thinking abilities. To paraphrase the digg communities' shrewd conclusion:


COO of firefox's response to Apple releasing Safari for Windows. Note: I'm impressed that he didn't mention the obvious: for f#cks sake we don't need another browser that "thinks different" when it comes to CSS/javascript.

Does Apple think that web designers having to support IE6/7+Firefox isn't expensive enough for the non-tech savvy?.

I hate Safari. Its like IE7, minus the sensibilities, and vision.

If there is one thing we don't need, its another browser that fails to offer anything, besides another set of quarks and css hacks to memorize.

How Real Men Code: In 5 Easy Steps

By Carl Poland (guest contributor) -- CEO, Compubiztech Solutions, LLC, and Professor of Computer Science


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