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Software – Marian Bucur

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How to (possibly) fix the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Freeze

You know what’s more frustrating than a slow PC? A good PC that freezes for apparently no good reason! There you are… looking at p.. pictures of cute kitties on the internet, when BAM! Your mouse freezes. – No problem, you say, while hitting ALT+CTRL+DEL, but to

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PHP date validation

Validating a date using PHP is pretty straightforward and easy and there are plenty of methods out there of doing this, but I want to show you a few of my own methods. The function below takes two strings as parameters, $date (e.g.: 12/13/2012) and $format (valid

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Highly optimistic PHP function

highly optimistic php function

The PHP function, checkdate, should be a lesson to all the pessimistic folks out there saying the world will end and such things! Here’s why: That’s the spirit, checkdate!

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Javascript date validation

Working on a WordPress calendar plugin, I needed some kind of Javascript date validation. As JS doesn’t have a native date validation function, I googled a bit and came across various validation methods, from REGEX to some overcomplicated stuff, so I decided to write my own function.

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Google Suggestions Tricks

Need to do a quick unit conversion or calculation without using any special tools? Well, if you happen to use Firefox or IE (having Google selected as a search engine), or, obviously, Google Chrome, then you can use the search box to do just that. Simply write

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Watermark My Image Standalone Class

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Following the small success of my WordPress plugin, Watermark My Image, I have decided to upgrade the image manipulation capabilities of the script. So, ladies and gentleman, let me present to you: Watermark My Image Standalone Class. As its name suggests, it’s a standalone script, not a

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Python and Django Part 1

In my last article, PHP vs Python Part 1, I was writing about how much I love Python. Although it’s a great programming language packed with lots of nice libraries and other neat stuff, if you are looking to build a web app, then a framework will

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PHP vs Python Part 1

php vs python

Even though I started my web developer life with PHP, which at that moment I liked very much, once I layed my eyes on Python it was love at 1st sight. My nerdmones (nerd hormones) were all over the place. It was beautiful, just beautiful. The 1st

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