Towards a PHP proficiency testing methodology

With the rise of PHP for rapid intranet development, one sees more and more adverts recruiting PHP developers for serious development/consulting positions. One of the issues which are raised by this is that of testing. How exactly do you go about testing someone’s proficiency in PHP? Continue reading “Towards a PHP proficiency testing methodology”

World’s richest man not impressed by gadget intended for the world’s poorest, wipes tears of laughter from his eyes with $100 bills.

Bill Gates mocks MIT’s $100 laptop. I guess it goes to show you can’t spell ‘class’ without ‘ass’. Perhaps someone should inform him that not everyone lives in $20M homes with multiple T3 connections.

PSA: the Starforce shit list.

Software you shouldn’t buy. All the games listed on this page contain DRM software by a company called Starforce. This evil piece of junk continually monitors your system for “suspicious behavior” and causes your computer to be rebooted spontaneously when it thinks it has detected an attempt to bypass the game’s copy control, even when in fact no such activity may have taken place. And even when you remove the product from your PC it remains there lurking and potentially causing random crashes. I already wrote to Codemasters, producers of several games listed on the page, telling them that although I had been a loyal customer in the past I would not buy any more of their games because of this.