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URGENT: I could use 5 minutes of your time! Please read

14 April 2015 - 04:52 AM

Over a decade of involvement with phpFreaks, I have answered something like ten thousand questions, moderated thousands more, written a number of tutorials and spent days of my life providing system administration help. I've also personally donated a few hundred dollars over the years to help keep the site running. I'm just one of many volunteers who have done as much or more.

Many people don't understand that the people who make this place run are all volunteers who do what we do for the love of the PHP language, web development and open source ecosystem, and this is a way we can give back in our own small way.

With that said, for the first time in my many years here, I have a personal request.

My son plays Ice Hockey at our local rink in Burbank California. There aren't many rinks in this area, and Pickwick is one of the older rinks, having been built in the 1950's.

We love the sport, and the rink, but it has seen better days. The compression system doesn't work very well, the boards need repairs, and the facilities in general are not in great shape.

Kraft has a Hockeyville contest that is providing money to community hockey rinks for maintenance and upgrades, and Pickwick is a finalist. We are now looking to advance to the semi finals.

If this community has helped you, I'm asking that you simply go to this site and vote for our rink "Pickwick". You do have to register (Facebook makes it easy) or you can text. You have to be a US resident to do this.

You can call, text or use the website, and can vote up to 50x via each method.

If you've ever felt an interest in thanking me, or the folks who keep the site humming, here's a way you can do so that will only cost a few minutes of your time and nothing more.

You literally have to do this TODAY Tuesday April 13th EST. Voting is open as we speak!

Here's the Link: https://www.krafthockeyville.com/#

Choose Pickwick form the West column. THANK YOU.

Here's some information on other ways to vote if you are willing:


PHPFreaks - back from the dead!

05 April 2015 - 07:19 PM

Ok, so it's coincidental that the site happened to re-emerge on Easter Sunday, but it seems appropriate nonetheless.


In short, the RAID server had multiple disk issues and had to be rebuilt.  


Our databases and innodb logs were terribly corrupted and had to be either removed or restored from backups, after doing some time-consuming mysql administration.


It took far too long for all this to happen, but at the end of the day, those of us who have been a part of this community for over a decade now, are happy we have our little home in the php-verse back.


Welcome back, and thanks for your presence and support.



Tutorials are working again

08 August 2012 - 05:53 AM

After prodding and poking, I got onto IRC with Phillip and forced him to figure out the problem.  One little missing template and voila.. tutorials are back.

MOVED: /WWW::Mechanize::Firefox - how to install this on opensuse 12.1

12 February 2012 - 09:33 PM

This topic has been moved to Miscellaneous.


MOVED: Anyone Familiar with Amazon API?

18 December 2011 - 11:56 PM

This topic has been moved to PHP Freelancing.