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  strange thing in PHP session variable and local variable


A few minutes ago, I noticed one strange thing when I did my PHP web application development.The situation is described below:I want to display a user's profile using a query parameter user=user_id as the parameter. And also the session variable when user logs in  is $_SESSION["user"].So before displaying the user's profile, I need to either get the query string parameter user and create a local variable called $user and assign value to it as $user=$_REQUEST["user"].Here comes the strange t...

   PHP,session,variable name,change automat     2011-06-13 12:23:59


  Why 102 years for Alibaba


In many occasions, Alibaba Group Founder Jack Ma expresses the idea that he wanted Alibaba to be live for 102 years(a strange number). But why 102 years, but not 100 years or some other years?  In an interview conducted by Stanford University, the interviewer, Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang, asked this question why Jack Ma wanted Alibaba to live 102 years. Jack Ma gave his answer to this question. "In China, everybody wanted to make a company last over 100 years. This becomes a slogan, nobody ta...

   JACK MA,ALIBABA,STANFORD UNIVERSITY,JERRY YANG     2016-02-24 09:46:47


  A Programming Idiom You've Never Heard Of


Here are some sequences of events: Take the rake out of the shed, use it to pile up the leaves in the backyard, then put the rake back in the shed. Fly to Seattle, see the sights, then fly home. Put the key in the door, open it, then take the key out of the door. Wake-up your phone, check the time, then put it back to sleep. See the pattern? You do something, then do something else, then you undo the first thing. Or more accurately, the last step is the inverse of the first. Once you're aware ...

   Programming,Idiom,Strange     2012-01-04 08:12:25


  What's wrong with us in Mobile Era?


Every day when I surf the Internet, I find much news about new smartphones and Android, iOS apps. Also I can find many people use iPhones and other smartphones with Android OS. Apparently we are now in Mobile era. People can find tons of news that says how Mobile has changed our life, made our life simpler and how easy we can know the world with mobile technology. Yes, it's true, now we only need to press a button, we can know what happens in USA which is thousands kilometres away from us. We ca...

   Mobile,Cold,Stay away,Smartphone     2012-01-07 12:10:35


  Get Bluetooth back on my ASUS Zenbook UX31A


A strange thing occurred to me a few days ago after I installed some routine Windows updates on my ASUS Zenbook UX31A, my Bluetooth was gone and I could not have my Bluetooth speaker connected to my PC and listen  my favorite music. It's just like a ghost, everything disappears all of a sudden. Everything was tried to find where my Bluetooth went but no luck. Below is what my device manager shows: No Bluetooth is found, usually if there is some issue with the Bluetooth driver, the device m...

   Bluetooth,Windows 8.1,ASUS Zenbook, Bluetooth driver     2014-12-11 09:17:11


  Substitute of Right Click Computer to Open Manage


I believe some of us may encounter some strange problems when we expect something normal to happen when we operate on our computer. On Windows 7, we may sometimes want to manage our service or applications by opening service manager.But somehow we may find that we cannot open it by clicking on Start->Right click on Computer->Manage.It may prompt some error message to tell us we cannot open the service manager. Then what to do? Here is a way to open it,goto Start->Run,then type "com...

   Computer Management,Win 7,compmgmt.msc,S     2011-03-31 01:09:44


  JavaScript JVM runs Java


The world of software is made slightly crazy because of the huge flexibility within any computer language. Once you have absorbed the idea of a compiler written in the language it compiles what else is there left to gawp at? But... a Java Virtual Machine JVM written in JavaScript seems like another level of insanity.In fact it is a quite reasonable idea which is only made mad by the usual positions that Java, the top dog, and JavaScript the underling, usually occupy. Java is compiled not to mach...

   JavaScript,JVM,BicaVM,Cross platform,JavaScript written JVM     2011-11-22 02:51:38


  Ask Bill Gates Anything: Being a Billionaire is Strange, Microsoft Co-Founder Tells Students


How’s the life of a billionaire? “Quite strange,” says Bill Gates, who fielded questions from University of Washington students on Thursday evening as part of a lecture on the future of computing.Gates’ talk, at a packed hall in the UW’s computer science building, focused on some areas where he thinks cheap, powerful computing will have a major impact on society, including education, disease, and robotics.Gates recalled spending time on the UW campus as a young man, back...

   Bill Gate,Billionare,Rich,Advice,UW,Computing     2011-10-28 10:38:34


  Good ways to build communities around a web product


If a product wants to be successful, there are must be a group of loyal users of the product. Though their influence, more and more people get to know and product and start to use the product and again promote the product. The most difficult thing to promote a product after building an excellent product is to find the first bunch of users. For web products, same conditions apply, but the ways to promote the product may be more abundant. Besides the advertisement, there are other ways a web produ...

   Web product,Community,Promotion     2014-03-12 07:37:05


  PHP's Output Buffering


While profiling our application I came across a a rather strange memory usage by the ob_start() function. We do use ob_start() quite a bit to defer output of data, which is a common thing in many applications. What was unusual is that 16 calls to ob_start() up chewing through almost 700kb of memory, given that the data being buffered rarely exceeds 1-2kb, this was quite unusual. I started looking at the C code of the ob_start() function and found this interesting bit of code inside php_sta...

   PHP,Memory,ob_start(),source,40kB     2011-12-08 10:20:32