Karsten Pearce


Camping is one of our family’s favorite activities, but it requires some preparation. Camping with two kids and three dogs requires the ability to plan a camping trip. As with anything planning ahead will make your life easier. Book your reservations well in advance of your trip, plan your menu for the […]

Learning From Our Mistakes


I have had to pleasure to start working with ZF2 Element\Collection the last couple of weeks. Boy can I tell you what fun it is, especially with Zend’s fantastic/useful documentation; can you smell the sarcasm? I did have the benefit of looking at another team members work done in a […]

Fun with Zend Form Collections



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