How to advocate for good backups! Or, how NOT to advocate for good backups!

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Online photo editors

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PIxlr – Photoshop-like replacement


Picnik – iPhoto level app

This one is less “scary” for users, as the interface is a bit more simple and intuitive


text/application type is deprecated

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This was news to me–RFC4329 explicity declares text/javascript to be obsolete. Instead, application/javascript is to be used. The problem? Not all browsers support it yet.

Here’s the breakdown:


  • Firefox 3.5.4 – supported

Internet Explorer

  • IE 8 – NOT supported


  • Safari 4.0.3 – supported


  • Chrome 3.0 – supported

Determining if a method was called statically

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In PHP, it’s occasionally helpful to call a method sometimes statically and sometimes from class instance. Figuring out which way a method has been called is pretty straightforward, thanks to a function posted in the PHP documentation:

function foo () {
$isStatic = !(isset($this) && get_class($this) == __CLASS__);