The Quick & Dirty:

  • 9+ years in the biz, 10 messing around
  • All the latest in HTML, CSS, JS & PHP (Sorry, no .net or Ruby skills yet)
  • Cross-browser compatible code from Photoshop or Illustrator files.. or napkins!
  • Custom Specialities in Wordpress theming & plugins, Twitter & jQuery
  • Subversion, server-log analysis, and blocking hack-attempts (of late).
  • Data/Project Geek. I ♥ timelines.

I’ve compiled some handy PHP functions I’ve had to whip up. More extensive code-samples are also available.


Wordpress-from-static HTML


Content Analysis

Another techy-idea: I’m sitting here reading 140+ pages in a document. I’m doing a quickie study on the term “religion.” But I’m not so interested in just those basic hits. Why can’t Word (OpenOffice truly) have a content-analysis tab? I mean, they have built-in thesaurus, so why not find (a) similar terms based on the thesaurus and (b) gimme an outline of terms by frequency in sentences which contain those terms. I simply mean:

  1. I search for the term “religion” in the Content-Analysis view.
  2. It searches for “religion” and finds, say 20 sentences. A sub-analysis loop runs, using the terms in those 20 sentences, and finds “priest” and “economics” as the top 2 co-existing terms surrounding “religion.” Perhaps there are others too, like “alienation” and “political.”
  3. I then get a sidebar-outline of these terms in the structure of the paper:
    1. Chapter 1:
      1. (page 4) [Religion::priest] ..Sentence..
    2. Chapter 4:
      1. (page 89) [Religion::politics::economics] ..sentence..
      2. (page 94) [Religion::priest::alienation] ..sentence..

I’m sure you get the picture; these would be visually correlated with the length of the document.

Likewise, why not a “semantic domain” slider on the “find” dialog box (and please, can we get rid of dialog boxes already?! Learn from Opera Mobile & Firefox: A slide-up tab on the bottom would be greeeat.)

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