Have you ever had a situation with a PHP site, where you are including document files to display on the site and need to display the recent revision date for the included file?  If you’ve ever quickly tried to accomplish this you may have discovered it’s not immediately obvious how to achieve it.  Here’s the answer. more »


Recently I was writing a post in a WordPress blog that I knew I would be updating periodically and wondered if there was any way I could get the most recent update date to display in the summary shown on the home page, or basically at the top of the post. After some searching and testing here’s what I came up with. more »


I subscribe to many developer focused email newsletters.  I really need to in order to attempt to stay up on the latest advancements in web site development.  Of course unless you have absolutely nothing else to do with your time, keeping pace with all the latest advancements is just not possible. more »


Sep
25
2018

As a software junky who is always downloading new apps to try, one can never be too careful about verifying you’re not installing malware. One step in that process is to verify downloaded files with the checksum provided by the software provider, when they provide one. In the years since I converted to Macs from Windows, I’ve yet to find a simple-to-use, free app to verify those checksums. So, I rolled my own which I have named c3checksum.  Yep.  You can read all about it and download it here.  If you’d like an app that has more options and complexity I also ran across Checksums which looks like an amazing option. I myself have not yet tried it but thought I’d offer it as an alternative to my own simple solution. Enjoy!


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