There is a script knocking about on the internet at the moment that allows an attacker to run some code that will bring your Wordpress blog to it's knees. This will more than likely cause your host to get annoyed as well.
The other day I needed to copy a Drupal project from my source folder to another folder, so rather than manually copy the files I decided to create a Phing script that would do it for me in one go. This Phing script will export your Drupal project into another directory, change the database credentials and create zip and tar files of the project. The first thing to do is create a properties, here is the contents of that file.
There are quite a few scripts available on the Internet that allow you to dump data from a database into a format that can be used to replicate that database structure elsewhere. The following function is my take on this commonly occurring script.
To get you started there is a nice help section, which also includes a couple of videos.
I was sent an email the other day that contained some text were the start and end letter of each word were left alone, but the middle of each word was randomized. The weird part was that the text was still readable, which is due to the way in which the brain processes words.
Yesterday I talked about creating some simple Flex elements in your application. Today I will introduce a new element called Script.
The Script element, if you haven't already guessed is used to run your application function and should be contained within the Application element. You can either put script inline like this.
Use the following snippet to convert any jpeg image into the equivalent image in ASCII format. It works by loading an image using the PHP GD2 library function ImageCreateFromJpeg() and then figures out the height and width of it. It then uses these values to loop through every pixel in the image and figures out the colour of that pixel. It uses this value to create a "span" element that uses the text colour of a # to change the colour of the text.