Wireless broadband?

So, €140 down and this is what you get. Small little hockey puck of a thing, about three by six centimetres by one thick. Mini-USB port on one end, sim card in the middle, and allegedly 3.2 Mb/s anywhere in Ireland, with a 10Gb download limit per month. So hopefully, more internet access for me. We’ll see…… Read the rest

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RIP PHP4?

I suppose my earlier comment wasn’t exactly expansive, so I may as well elaborate. I’m not reporting any news by saying that the uptake of PHP5 hasn’t been explosive – over the past year, most of the big names in PHP-land have been commenting on it on mailing lists and elsewhere. The figures weren’t leaving much wiggle room either – 80/20 splits in favour of PHP4 were approximately what we were seeing.

Thing is, while backwards compatibility is a good thing in general, in specific cases like this one – well, it’s not that it’s not a good thing, it’s that it’s not really applicable. PHP4 and PHP5 are enormously different beasties and treating one as a slightly enhanced version of the other isn’t really valid.

Hence, goPHP5.org, the new movement amongst the dev community to push for PHP4 to be dropped from applications and for 5.2 to be made a requirement.… Read the rest

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