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Technical articles for programmers, software developers, and systems administrators.

Time is hard

I’m talking about time as represented by, say, your watch, and I’m talking about it in context of internationally agreeing on time. You think about time and it’s no big deal, right? Twice a year we have to change our clocks for some insane reason which has to do with farmers milking their cows or

RAID 5 and MySQL is NOT recommended

Formatting a drive using RAID 5 is a very big mistake when setting up a high performance MySQL database server.

Top 5 Most Useful non-native PHP functions

As a veteran PHP developer, a count down my five most useful PHP functions not built into the language. Save time and write better code by using some simple PHP code snippets.