So you’ve just watched a movie, you like it and want a backup copy of it. You’ve looked in your browser’s cache directory and you’ve looked in your computer’s tmp directory but you just can’t find the flash file for the video; and you won’t find it because Flash deletes the file then reads and … Read more
Getting cozy with cURL This isn’t a top 10 magical things to do with cURL post. There are plenty of them around the Net and you will find a few links at the bottom of here to prove that. No, this post is about one thing, using a variable to send data to cURL without … Read more
Manic Miner on Fuse Making friendly suggestions on a forum is not always a good idea: you never know where it’s going to lead. When I saw a request for feature ideas for upcoming versions of FUSE, the Spectrum emulator, posted on the World of Spectrum website little did I know that one simple comment … Read more
Read it out loud: “Regular Expressions.” It chimes like the name of a horror movie Alfred Hitchcock would be proud to tag his name to. But it shouldn’t. Don’t be frightened by the name. It is, after all, only a name. Familiarize it. Shorten it to Regex or Regexp and give it a little hug … Read more
Every now and again you might want your website to display different information to visitors who arrive at your site from specific URLs. You might want to tell visitors from Digg to digg you again or maybe you want to give a big welcome to visitors from Google and a big kick up the ass to visitors from Yahoo! (not that I have anything against Yahoo!). You might even want to serve different reciprocal links and ads to visitors from different sites.
Tailoring content to different visitors is easier than you might think.