I am working on a project where I need to generate a random value and assign it to a variable… Initially I was doing this: var=$(date +%s | sha512sum | base64 | head -c 12 ; echo) Which was okay until I started executing my script more than once in a short period of time. […]

I have been learning a ton of PHP lately in an effort to build a significant amount of custom functionality into a Drupal website. As I am not a developer by trade it has been a steep climb upward. Lately I have been refactoring a lot of my code using functions. Being a noob however, […]

I have put it off for a long time… You know… actually really deep-diving and really learning a programming language. After reading, and then reading some more, and then talking to some developers where I work (we are a Microsoft Shop from pretty much top to bottom), and then reading a few more things… I […]