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  1. Hi everyone. I'd like to have some simple, simple, SIMPLE blogging/news/update/posting "software" for my website. Things like Wordpress seem like too much to deal with for my purposes. I guess the main thing I hate is all the messing-around with styles and templates and such. I'd like to just access a specific page, log in, and type up a post and click "go" or whatever. Archiving would be nice. But I don't want it to be template-driven and all that jazz. Just simplistic posting software (php if possible) that edits text to make correct quotes and dashes, etc. Is this too much to ask? Am I overlooking something? If anyone understands what I am asking, do they have such things or should I make one on my own? I realize Wordpress is not complicated but I don't want to deal with that much unless there are no other more straight-forward options. Thanks..
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    Cello bow + electric bass

    I have an electric bass guitar and a cello bow (4/4 size, horsehair). I know some bands play their guitars with string bows (Sigur Ros, for example) and would like to try this. Problem is, I don't get any sound. What's the trick? How do you do it? Haha, thank you.
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    Regular expression for typography

    Well anyways.. other ideas? I know a lot of you have webpages and I know this technique is fairly popular. Someone must be informed on it to some extent to help out. I for one thank you if you do.
  4. I need to make a form with several buttons. If a button is clicked, certain text is inserted into the TEXTAREA box. How can I do this? I am guessing you use DHTML events, such a onclick (or similar)... does that sound right? Even if so, I can't figure out how to do it. Any thoughts? For instance, a text area in a form with a button -- when the user presses the button, "hello world" is inserted into the box at the current cursor location.
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    Regular expression for typography

    I would also like to know how to do this, as it seems to be the standard, or at least "proper" way to go about things. I'm interested too!
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    [web] What the heck PHP?

    Ohhh.. so you can't access $uname without $_POST[uname]? Is that new or something? Sheesh. Haha. Well, thank you.
  7. I am running this off my localhost server -- I am running Apache and PHP 4.3. I don't understand why this isn't working like it should: <html> <head> <title> Sorry if I offended someone. Completely forgot. </title> </head> <body> <form action="script.php" method="get"> Enter your name: <input type="text" name="uname" size="10" /><br /> <input type="submit" value="OK" /><br /> </form> </body> </html> That is my HTML form file. <html> <body> <?php //$uname = "Roger"; print "< b> < p>Hello " . $uname . "!< /b> < /p>"; ?> </body> </html> That is my PHP script file. It should handle the form, but instead I get this: Notice: Undefined variable: uname in ..\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs\script.php on line 5 Hello ! And I do not understant why. I have tried changing the HTML form file to use a method of GET, but even when I do, it does not change the URL to "script.php?uname=Roger" or whatever. It stays at "script.php" and I get the same error. Even when I manually change the URL to "script.php?uname=Roger" I get the exact same error. This seems so simple, but it is not working. I wanted to use this with POST, by the way.. but GET won't even work. I know this has to be so easy it's stupid.. but I'm not seeing what the problem is. Thanks if you can help. Also.. in standard XHTML, are things like type=TEXT and method=POST and size=20 supposed to be converted to type="text" and method="post" and size="20" for them to be standards-compliant and 100% correct? Thanks for any help! [Edited by - jim bob on February 24, 2005 4:29:15 PM]
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    IE issues

    I accidentally selected "Yes" to some bullshit search crap that a website tried to get me to install. And now it has taken over IE and IE won't even open anymore. How can I uninstall an IE plug-in? Where can you delete or manage web-installed applications? If that's not the answer.. I'd like to know what else I can do to get rid of it or restore IE in some way. I also have Firefox and one other browser.. but I still need IE to function for work purposes. I just need to know how to undo this issue. Thanks for any tips.
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    [web] Standards?!

    Okay, thanks guys! Um, would it be logical to use the STRICT type? Can I use < EM> and < STRONG> with that, or no? Where can I find a list of XHTML commands I can use then, in STRICT? And how would I do on-the-fly formatting if I used STRICT? Those SPAN tags, or what?
  10. If I want to use CSS, and be completely standard compliant with my XHTML, is it unsound to define and use elements like < B> and < I> and < PRE> et cetera? I've heard a lot of those elements are no longer used (depreciated), is this true? I guess I don't understand what elements are okay to use and which ones are frowned upon. If I define the look and feel of a < B> element in my CSS file, is it still bad practice to use it in my XHTML? And if so, what else do I use when I want boldness arbitrarily? Thanks for clarification. I am not specifically pointing out the < B> element either, I mean.. in general, any element that is trying to be phased out or used less and less. You know.. Thanks.
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    Humor and the sense of it

    Quote:Original post by kSquared Absolutely amazing! That was well-done man. ++rating; EDIT: What the frick? I'm sorry. I somehow performed --rating; even though I clicked the highest option. I don't understand..
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    Humor and the sense of it

    Like.. blatant punch-line jokes? Dry is not that? Correct? Subtle humor? What about dark humor? Any others?
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    Humor and the sense of it

    What does the term "dry sense of humor" mean? What other types are there? Or, what other phrases describe humor, if you know what I mean. I was always curious. Is there a standardized test somewhere where I can figure out what I am?
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    GMail help

    I got a GMail account for work-related things that I created months ago, but I can't remember the password. Actually, I am entering what I really thought was the password but it doesn't seem to be correct. When I click on Forgot Password? it tells me I might have not completed registration or something -- or my account does not exist, but I know it does; in other words, I can't find the secret question thing. Where on earth is the secret question thing?
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