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  July 2015 - PHP Edition Year 17 Issue 7  
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Tech Services Info topic:
New Printer, Local/Wireless
by Eric Prestwood

Setup printer including downloading of latest drivers if needed.

IT Water-Cooler for Power-Users topic:
Stamp Out Spam
by Vicki Nelson

How to fight back against spam and reclaim your inbox. As you may know, the volume of spam messages sent across the Internet has reached epidemic levels. Some industry experts estimate that three out of every five e-mail messages that are sent today are spam. The spam epidemic is costing companies, professionals, and individual users considerable amounts of time, money, and resources.

What is spam, and what can I do about it? Spam is generally defined as an unsolicited mailing, usually sent to many recipients. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services. Spam costs the sender very little to send. Most of the costs are paid by the recipient or the carriers rather than the sender. Some effective methods for preventing your e-mail address from being captured, sold or abused by spammers in the full version of this article. Click the title to read more.

Off Shoring topic:
Off-shoring: You CAN fight back!
by Wes Peterson

Are you fed up with calling a company and finding yourself speaking to somebody in a foreign country? 

I am, and I've just learned of an effective way to fight back, help return jobs to America, and keep them here.

The best part? We don't have to wait for government to do a thing.

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Beginners Corner topic (classic post):
A 10 Minute PHP Quick Start
by Adam Lum

An Introduction to PHP. Installing PHP on Your Computer and Running your First Script.

Beginners Corner topic (classic post):
Download PHP (Install it)
by Mike Prestwood

Download page from PHP.Net.

 Monthly PHP Lesson
Beginners Corner Topic:
Code Snippet of the Month

In PHP you can use quotes, or apostraphies as in "Prestwood", and 'Prestwood'. Use a slash in front of a quote or apostrophe to embed same type as in \' and \".

echo "Mike's drums are over there.<br>";

echo 'Mike said, "hi!"<br>';
//Does PHP evaluate this simple
//floating point math correctly? No! 
If ((.1 + .1 + .1) == .3) {

 Echo "Correct";
} Else {
 Echo "Not correct";
PHP Topic:
Definition of the Month: PHP
A recursive acronym that stands for: PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

A recursive acronym that stands for:

   PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The original PHP/FI stood for:

   Personal Home Page / Forms Interpreter

PHP Topic:
Resource Link of the Month: UBB Threads

Great message board software (PHP to MySQL). We used the UBB perl version from 2000 through 2005 on


Unlimited Forums
Integrated Portal
Integrated Photo Gallery (UBB.Gallery)
Database Backend
Fully Templated
RSS Syndication of content
Unlimited Subforums
many more!
* CAPTCHA requires GD2 with FreeType to be available to PHP, or ImageMagick 6.

Beginners Corner Topic:
FAQ of the Month: .PHP Execute Rights
Question: Do PHP scripts need execute rights?

Answer: No, PHP scripts do NOT need execute rights. The server knows to pass files with a .PHP extension to the PHP processor. The PHP processor then interprets code between the <?PHP and ?> indicators.

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