This year we added eggplants to  our garden, I haven’t really used eggplants in any of our recipes, so I started to look for some ideas.  Thanks to google it was quick and easy to find someone who tried this. Ingredients:  1 large eggplant, about 1 pound 1 1/2 teaspoon […]

Eggplant “Bacon”


In a current project I am working on I have a client that requested to have a single page allowing them to update six existing PDF files. The files uploaded are not guaranteed to have the same file name currently on the server, and they will not always be updating […]

File uploading with Zend



As most people are aware of, plant must have light, water and nutrients to grow.  For most people the sun with provide the light, the water will either come from the sky and/or by irrigation.  The nutrients found in the earth will be derived from compost, manure, fertilizers the hopefully the […]

Fertilizing 101


Be very, very careful when making changes to your .htaccess file. If you aren’t extremely comfortable with code test this on a development site thoroughly. Some of these options might break some sites and work on others, depending on your server configuration.  WordPress creates a .htaccess file during the installation process. Anything […]

.htaccess tips to securing WordPress



I am convinced that if we as a society would recycle and compost the items we throw away like our kitchen scraps, yard clippings, leaves etc. we would reduce our need for landfills in half.  We try to recycle everything possible, we don’t do composting that much, I send my grass and leaves […]

Composting Revisted




I was in the middle of setting up my developers blog again, and getting everything configured when I lost all connection to it.  I contacted my hosting provider and they came back and said: “It looks like you managed to trigger a mod_security rule and get yourself blocked from the server. […]

Mod Security and WordPress


Over the weekend we’ve completed our planting and set out our irrigation plans. In the previous years I watered our containers and beds the old fashioned way, standing over the garden with hose in hand fending off mosquitos and other biting pests. With the expansion of our plots we decided […]

Our Irrigation Plans