Dustin Davis
Developer, Entrepreneur
Archive: April 2009

Part of the joys of being a one man development team (sarcastically speaking) is that I get to be designer, developer, and QA. Recently I had the joy of having working on a bug report that security rules were not working right. When I would test it it worked sometimes. I did find it to […]

I been a Vonage customer for a long time. Just to give you an idea, when we first ordered it, someone from Qwest tried to call my wife to get us to use their long distance plan at 7 cents per minute. My wife told them we had had unlimited long distance to the US […]

I often find myself writing a if statement when I need to pluralize a noun in PHP. I recently wrote a simple function that did the task for me. I know there are PHP Pluralize functions out there, but they are a bit overkill for my needs. I got this idea from the way Django […]

So I’ve recently been called in my ward as the emergency preparedness specialist. In our neighborhood we a divided up into blocks with block captains. In the event of an emergency, each block captain will have a set of 2 way radios for communication. I’m not a block captain, but thought it might would be […]

So when I first tried Windows Live Writer, it seemed to post fine. But lately it always strips out all the HTML tags and makes a mess of things. For example, if I were to post: <p>Hello World!</p> It would come across more like: pHello World!/p This post describes the problem and how to fix […]

So for the past couple of weeks, I haven’t been able to watch TV on my install of Windows 7 beta. I though perhaps it was because I had installed some codecs when I was playing with VirtualDub because I got this error: The video decoder is not working, is not installed, or is not […]