Category Archives: Misc

New Online Help Service – Wizpert

Wizpert (, which is currently in private beta, is a service that provides people with direct and instant access to experts in specific fields (PHP Programming being one out of a very wide variety of topics). Currently, you do need … Continue reading

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Moving to Austin, TX

I have been married for 8 years now, and we have mostly lived up in the St. Paul / Minneapolis area of Minnesota. We’ve been talking about wanting to move down south for years, and we decided we just need … Continue reading

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It’s Been a While…

It is nearing 2 months since I last posted an article. I’m very overdue for a post. Why has it been so long? I’ll explain: I have a full-time job, a family with 3 children, and I have been doing … Continue reading

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Netbeans: Display .gitignore File in Projects/Files

By default, Netbeans will ignore files such as CVS files, SVN files, dot files, etc. If you would like to have your .gitignore file displayed in your Projects or Files views, open up your Netbeans preferences, go to the the … Continue reading

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Firefox 4 Beta 8: Upgraded Javascript Alerts

I upgraded my Firefox 4 to Beta 8 today, and noticed shortly after that they made a significant change to javascript alerts. Instead of looking like a bland generic little popup like it always has, it is now has a … Continue reading

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Testing Response Codes or Errors

I am building a Magento module that needs to set risk scores based upon certain responses from the payment gateway. In case you need to run some tests of your own, there is an easy way to get specific … Continue reading

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Pratthost DevZone Viewed In 50 Countries

I logged into Google Analytics today to check the stats, and I’ve not been spread across 50 different countries in the world. Honestly, it is quite surprising, especially given the fact that this blog has only been in existence since … Continue reading

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