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Working at Automattic is an incredible experience: make the web a better place, work with incredibly gifted people, and do it on your own schedule. For fun I work on improving Simperium and WordPress. For work, I...oh wait, I already covered that.

In the past I worked at an electric utility and interacted with GIS software each day. Programming has been a big hobby of mine since 1996 and I loved to mix my power engineering challenges with a dash of signal processing.


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comment Storing User-uploaded Images
You can store 'LazyCat.jpg' in the database with the link to the actual file. When the browser requests the image, it has the garbled filename. However, if you want to let the user download it, provide a download script (e.g. download.php) that queries the database and hands back the image with the appropriate Content-disposition header and filename (e.g. LazyCat.jpg). See example #1 at php.net/manual/en/function.header.php.
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answered Any tool to sketch layout?
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comment input type=“email”
@LazyOne: I know this question isn't about how to properly validate email addresses, but my comment was about improperly rejecting valid input. The given pattern would have even rejected some valid @mycompany.com email addresses. It's pretty frustrating to enter your email address on a form and have it come back and tell you that it's invalid.
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comment input type=“email”
-1 for providing a regex that rejects valid email addresses - linuxjournal.com/article/9585 - ex-parrot.com/pdw/Mail-RFC822-Address.html
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comment Strange characters appearing on websites - ASCII? - UNICODE?
You can use either method equally well. For example, “ is identical to &#8220.
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comment Strange characters appearing on websites - ASCII? - UNICODE?
HTML entities are the ampersand-starting expressions. E.g. “ is the HTML entity for an opening double-quote (Unicode character 8220 in decimal). See the w3schools page about HTML entities - w3schools.com/html/html_entities.asp.
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revised How is style of tags at math.stackexchange done?
sth -> something
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comment What WordPress plugins are “must have” for a site?
I've been using it for several months without glitches. It really does a nice job - check it in YUI optimizer or Chrome or Firebug. My deployment is a small site though, not a big corporate or large organization, so I haven't exhaustively tested it.