Thursday, December 20, 2007

Why not Microsoft?

It's simple. Because of this. :))

Very nice M$ car indeed.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

PHP advice

As a PHP developer some of the important things in my work are tools. Yeah, tools read more about them here.

Then you might want to take a look at these PHP optimization tips. Believe me you won't regret. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

How to play .flac files in iTunes

Everybody that knows me personally is aware that I am an Apple fan, expecially Mac OS X one.
I bought my first Mac laptop 2 years ago and an year ago I had a need to play FLAC music files on my laptop.
Yes it was possible, but as much as I searched for a good OS X music player I couldn't find one better than iTunes. That's why I needed iTunes to play FLAC files.

Finally I found it! :) Although Apple are not going to make it cause they want us to use their ALAC format.

So here's how you can make it work for you:

1. Exit all iTunes and Quicktime applications
3. Drag XiphQT.component (xiph-qt-0.1.8.dmg) to /Library/Components/
4. Drag FLACImport.component (flac_import_0.5b1_p0.1.dmg) to /Library/QuickTime/
5. Drag Clear and Set (set-OggS-0.1.dmg) to your Applications folder
6. Drag you FLAC files and drop them on Set A window will popup to show that all FLAC files have been "converted".
7. Add your "converted" FLAC files to you iTunes
8. Enjoy! :)

Hope it will work for you, too. :)

Monday, October 29, 2007

The End of PHP4

While thinking of installing a new PHP5 on a one of my new Windows servers (don't ask why Windows :) I went through the's announcements "PHP 4 end of life announcement".
Zend Team will shut down PHP4's development - Finally! :)

Now I hope all hosting provider out there will switch their f*****g server to PHP5 and we all will bless them for this. :)

Go ahead!

Friday, October 05, 2007

За Б. Шопов :)

Да започваме да, яицазимитпо лъгуг, говорим на,яицазимитпо лъгуг, марсиански. яицазимитпо лъгуг, край.

Friday, August 03, 2007

MySQL on road

As I am on the MySQL topic these days I found (why I wasn't already...?!?) this mysql performance blog.

Once again I convinced myself that using MySQL in all kind of projects is good choice ... and read this post. It is clear that using different servers for different services, e.g. separate Web server from MySQL server, is a very very good decision and we will work on this for Plus installing and using Sphinx full-text search engine.

Wish me luck. :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Back To MySQL

As I am working very hard this summer I decided to blog more from now on...

So while moving to the latest project I have in my task list I decided to code it back with MySQL as backend DB. I started converting all PostgreSQL tables/data and it turned out that it was a simple task. Time consuming but simple and I convinced myself one more time that simple is better e.g. MySQL is better. :)

What do you think?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Jobs vs. Gates

Recently I bought a new MacBook. It's incredible. I admire Apple how they make their products. Those guys have thought almost of everything that man can want from their new notebook. :)

It has a remote control, too. So very much cool. :) I will post some photos tomorrow or so, but before that look at this funny video about Bill Gates & Steve Jobs :).

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Have you ever tried using XML in your PHP applications?

It's not so easy task using PHP4. I definitely understood that yesterday when I tried to use the PHP's internal XML parser.
Why TF (The Fuck) it doesn't returns a multi-dimentional array build on the XML's data?
Insted of this PHP's XML parser returns an one-level array with all the tags. Gosh that's awful. :)

Finally I have to made my own class to handle XML files. I'm sick of sucking PHP software. :)

Friday, January 05, 2007

CC Fraud

Finally, it catched me, too. :)

Yesterday while I was checking my online bank account I found out that there were some transactions from Microsoft Adcenter, which weren't mine!

Oh, god! Microsoft?

I've immediately called Microsoft Adcenter's Support and they admitted they fault.
"What the fuck?" will say one of my colleague. Is Microsoft credit card verification system so bad?
Or they don't have such at all. :) I guess it's the second reason.

At least how can someone use my credit card and they hadn't check him by phone before making a charge to the credit card.
Bad, bad for them.

Hope Google's Anti-Fraud System is better. I'm using Adwords. :)