How To Run A PHP Script In The Background

October 16th, 2007

If you have a PHP script that takes a while to execute (for example, long database operations or file format conversions), you might want to run it in the background so that the rest of your page still loads fast. In this post I’ll describe two ways to do […] Continue Reading…


Three Uses For Spam Comments

October 15th, 2007

Everybody gets email spam. Bloggers also get comment spam and trackback spam (lucky us). This blog receives a few dozen spam comments a day (most are caught by Akismet).

What most people don’t realize is comment spam can actually be useful. Here’s how (note: includes some unethical stuff) -

Fresh proxies. […] Continue Reading…


Broken Link Checker Plugin 0.2 Update

October 13th, 2007

The Broken Link Checker WordPress plugin has been updated to version 0.2! Here’s what’s new -

Link checking algorithm has been improved and shouldn’t generate false warnings anymore.
Links that are discovered to not work will be re-checked again a few minutes later. This is useful if the link only appeared […] Continue Reading…


Giving Away 100 Niche Ideas

October 11th, 2007

When I use my GTrends SE tool to find good niches, I sometimes stumble upon valuable niche keywords that I can’t use myself. I simply don’t know enough about the topic and/or don’t think it’s interesting enough to start researching it, so I move on to other ideas. Since […] Continue Reading…


Move Steam To a Different Disk

October 11th, 2007

If you hadn’t noticed, Half-Life 2 : Episode Two has just arrived. I’ve been waiting for this since Episode One (as have many thousands of gamers, I’m sure), and what happens when I want to finally buy it on Steam? Turns out I had stupidly installed Steam in […] Continue Reading…