Author Archives: Scott Allen

About Scott Allen

Scott Allen is from Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been working with HTML, CSS, PHP, & MySQL since the late 1990s, and has extensive experience in database design and development, server-side scripting, content management, and front-end user experience in both client services and in-house settings. You can connect with Scott on Twitter or via email.

Use PHP to get all images in a folder

This: $images = glob($directory . “*.{jpg,gif,png}”, GLOB_BRACE); is awesome.

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iOS Training: Day 2

This is going to be a short one. After spending a ton of time at a computer the last couple days, writing a blog post isn’t the thing I’m dying to do at the moment. [Ed: Nevermind. Got rolling and … Continue reading

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iOS Training: Day 1

Today was the first real day of class. Over the course of about 12 hours working, I went through the first six chapters of the book we are supposed to make it all the way through this week. Today’s chapters … Continue reading

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iOS Training: Day 0

I left home in Indianapolis at 1:30 this afternoon and hopped a flight to Atlanta. After that, I took a one hour ride to Historic Banning Mills, Georgia, home of the Big Nerd Ranch. I got checked into my cozy … Continue reading

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Workout Plan

I’m developing a new plan to get healthy, and the biggest part of that is a workout plan. I decided that coming up with something super-specific that has every single day planned out has been a losing proposition every time … Continue reading

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Health and Fitness

For the past year, and especially since winter started, I haven’t been doing a very good job of staying fit or doing much physical activity at all. Between the bad weather and a new job that takes up more of … Continue reading

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iOS Alarm Debacle

Honestly, this alarm thing hasn’t affected me in the least, but I can imagine it did affect a lot of users. And really, there can’t be many things that are more frustrating than an alarm clock that doesn’t work. However, … Continue reading

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Technology in Sports

Anybody and everybody who gets paid to yak about sports has an opinion on the use of technology to improve officiating. I grew up a Cubs fan, having words like ‘tradition,’ ‘pristine,’ and ‘old-school’ dominate my sports world. Wrigley Field … Continue reading

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Five Oceans?!

First, they get rid of a planet, and now, apparently, they’ve added a new ocean. I have no idea when it happened, and Wikipedia doesn’t even definitively state that it did. Apparently it’s mixed up in some kinda ratification process. … Continue reading

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Conflagration of IE6, PHP session_start, and blank pages

Yesterday, I was troubleshooting a problem that (only) showed up in IE6 where anytime I click a link that goes to a page with session_start() in it, I get a blank page with no errors and the address bar shows … Continue reading

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