Do you ever find yourself needing to shorten a string in PHP? Maybe return the first 25 words of a long story? Give this routine a try. It will return the first n words from a string, or the entire string if it is less than n words long.
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I needed a way to find the first second of a week and the last second of a week based on a Unix timestamp. Credit for the previous Sunday goes to Shaun who posted a way to find it on the PHP site for strftime, although I changed his code a little because I'm more [...]
I've been using Eventum for a while to keep track of bugs in a web application of mine. There was one feature missing that I really needed, and which made me switch to dotProject for a few months and that was a timer. When I'm working on a bug I wanted a way to be [...]
Seems like browsers don't handle Ajax calls returning a 204 no content status code very well. I've had issues with IE7 gets a 1223 status code instead of the 204. Well, it looks like Opera, at least 9.5.1, gets 0 as the status code. I'm using Prototype version 126.96.36.199 to handle the Ajax call so [...]