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(3 replies, posted in Ajax + JavaScript)

Jim,

It might be helpful to see your HTML that you're trying to work on , but I think you can do something like this inside the hover functions:

$(this).siblings("div.term").show();
Telltale wrote:

The website I work for is actually in the process of switching over to Kohana and let me tell you, it's a beautiful thing! Having started my coding career in Eiffel, I'm a big fan of MVC (which Kohana implements). All in all 'd go with Kohana just from what I've seen of it. But I'm not going to say there aren't better options. I agree with ArcaneAdam, it really depends on what you want to take the time for.

I've been using Code Igniter for about 10 months now and I really like it.  Kohana is actaully a fork of CI (or so I've been told).  Kohana has been recommended to me, but right now I like the broader based community support of CI.

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(3 replies, posted in Ajax + JavaScript)

do you have firebug installed (for Firefox).  If not (try it), if so, then look on the NET >> XHR tab ans see what the file is actually returning.

When I submit ajax information using jquery, I usually user key/value pairs instead of the query string, so I'm wondering if that might be throwing something off as well.

Let me know what you find out.

If that doesn't get you anywhere, you might try posting the PHP code as well.

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(2 replies, posted in Business Advice)

crandaddy wrote:

You might try ringcentral.com. They have a virtual PBX service that you can either use with their VoIP over your own broadband or with your regular phone lines.

Have you actually used their service and been pleased with it? I hesitant to dive into anything where I cannot get a  personal recommendation.

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(2 replies, posted in Business Advice)

I'm living and learning.

I got hooked up with a hosted VoIP solution that was inexpensive (Aptela) and I'm getting what I paid for.  Has anyone out there dealt with a hosted VoIP provider that they can recommend.

I need a small business setup for employees in various locations working over DSL.

Thanks!
Chris

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(7 replies, posted in PHP Discussion)

Well a bit of thanks.  I did get that Notepad++ step debugging working with xDebug.

Ironically today I also found this in my feeds: http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2008/05/ … s-for-php/

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(7 replies, posted in PHP Discussion)

ericvp wrote:

The only thing I really wish it would do, is render the page progressively as I step through the code.  It only renders the page once all the code is executed. Does ASP.NET render progressively?

Progressive rendering would be interesting, but ASP.NET does not do that either.. it only allows you to step through the code and then when you finally get past the break point or hit "run" it executes the rest of the page and renders everything at once.

I'm going to check out the link you posted.  Thanks!

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(7 replies, posted in PHP Discussion)

So that begs a question for sure.  Have you tried some of these and found the debugging capabilities to be "not worth it"?   It does not seem that these types of tools have really emerged, and maybe there's good reason for that.

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(7 replies, posted in PHP Discussion)

I live in both the ASP.NET world and the php world.  One thing I really love about my ASP.NET is my server side debugging capabilities of stepping through the code.

Does anyone know of a way of getting this kind of server side debugging going on a PHP box?  I'm a bit tired of writing "echo" statements as my primary method of debugging.

Thanks in advance!
Chris

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(0 replies, posted in Ajax + JavaScript)

Anyone know of an API where I can get the current weather to come back in JSON format?

Thanks!
Chris

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(14 replies, posted in Content Management)

If you can use ASP.NET I found this a while back: Graffiti CMS

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(4 replies, posted in Business Advice)

Thanks for the good input.  I'm very interested in the new Amazon Service. Thanks for pointing that out Robert, I had not seen it before. 

I have looked at Google Checkout, but my limited research (correct me if I'm wrong) is that a user has to sign into Google in order to use the service which is a layer that I do not want to add for my customers.  I want to be able to send cc information and post it against an authorization and capture API without presenting to the customer which payment system I am using.

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(4 replies, posted in Business Advice)

Hey there, we've been doing business with PayPal for our ecommece setup for the past 2 1/2 years.  Now they are wanting us to include the PayPal express checkout as an option or else they are jacking our rates by .5%  (doesn't sound like a lot but it adds up).  I'm wondering if someone knows of an online payment processor (MC, VISA, AMEX, DISC) that they can recommend, who is both reasonably priced and responsive to needs. 

Thanks for your consideration of my question.

I've investigated a few PHP frameworks out there including: Cake PHP, Zend and Drupal.  I wanted to ping the community here and see if anyone has any recommendations, warnings or insights into using a PHP framework and which one you would really recommend.

Thanks!

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(6 replies, posted in Theology Discussion)

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and comments.. keep them coming.

Leovenous wrote:

Thats only partly true. The Mazorites didn't invent vowels in Hebrew, but rather invented a system for writing vowels that were always in the spoken language.

Interesting system though. The only other thing that could be misleading in your system is it could string texts together that were separate texts. Your right in that stringing them together without punctuation is generally a better representation, but what I'm saying is it can string things together that would be on separate scrolls or parchments. Particularly for Greek, but also for Hebrew.

Agreed, as you said, they "invented a system for writing vowels".  Before then in order for you to understand a written text (I realize I'm making some assumptions here) one had to have the text imparted to them in memory at some point.  In other words, the only way to have read a text without vowels is if you were a part of community that actually had read it aloud to you at some point in the past. 

In my tool, removing vowels from the English language seems a bit far fetched (for English has always had a vowel representation), but I think the effect can be the same.  When removing the vowels, the only way for you to read what is there is to call it out of your memory (what you already have) via the representational characters (text) on the page. 

I also agree that original texts may have been broken apart in different ways due to their technologies (be it scroll or codex), and I am not claiming that this method of presentation is fundamentally better.  However, I do think it serves us to help us think about technology and how it IS affecting the way that we read.

I just read a book that discusses how technology affects the practice and understanding of Christianity. It's called "The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and the Church"

I'll check it out.  I have my own recommendation: It's called "In the Vineyard of the Text" by Ivan Illich
http://books.google.com/books?id=tR2sY4S3tKgC

Thought I'd chime in here and say I first saw Chris demo this at BibleTech. Awesome idea.

If you haven't checked out some of the presentations from BibleTech, you can do so by going to the conference web site:
http://www.bibletechconference.com/schedule.htm  They have MP3s of many of the presentations.

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(6 replies, posted in Theology Discussion)

First post here on Godbit.

One of the oft overlooked features of looking at the text of Scripture is that it has been invaded with technology.  If you consider how the Word came to us originally, in someone's mouth, spoken in real time, a great deal of technology has been employed to get those words to us today.  When the text was actually written, earliest manuscripts were written in all caps, no punctuation, even no vowels (as is the case with Hebrew).  All these additions represent technology that has been overlaid on the text.  Add to that the modern publishing schema, and we have verse numbers, cross references, and headings galore. 

Now I have no interest in waging a holy war on the technization of the text, but I do think its a good idea to get back to text as text when trying to study and meditate on the word.  So I put together a simple tool that utilizes the ESV web service using PHP and jQuery.  It parses the text a bunch of different ways to provide you with more of a manuscript type perspective, cleansing the text of different layers of technology. 

Take a look at the tool here:
http://sim.plified.com/manuscript/

If you have comments, feedback, thoughts, please share them.  You can also provide input on my blog:
http://sim.plified.com/2008/02/11/esv-manuscript-maker/