Techno Babble

Web Development, Operating Systems, Electronics and anything else that I do to earn a living


In one of my applications that I am working on I need to grab a person’s profile, check to see if they have any documents to approve and/or review.  Originally I was using multiple query calls to perform this task (one for the profile, another to check for approvals and […]

Grouping MySQL statements







First off, if you are designing a website for a client or your department that will be accessed by the public…please please do not use the self signed certificate method that I’m about talk about.  By nature self-signed certificates cannot be revoked, so if your private key  gets compromised the […]

Setting up Self Signed Certification


I do most of my web development with Eclipse and I really don’t like adding the “project” files into my subversion repository.  Since the files are always the same name I was going to add them to the Global Ignore configuration sheet. It took some hunting around my system to […]

Subversion Global Ignores



I’ve been running most of my web applications on linux servers, and since all of my servers are run by hosting companies I haven’t had the ability to have a nice gui “remote desktop” feature. With that in mind all my file editing or “hotfixes’ to an applications code has […]

vi Editor


A wireframe is a visual representation of an application or website.  The wireframe depicts the page layout and/or arrangement of the content to be used, this will include the interface elements and navigation.  It usually lacks style, color and even graphics, the main focus is on the work flow. I […]

Why use wire framing?