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phpBB extension Template Partials

I’ve been working on replacing the front-end for the-spot.net and thus, the front-end of phpBB forums, using only the phpBB extension framework, trying to avoid having to put custom code into the core files, as was required pre-3.2 for some of my features. It turns out that the existing topics on the phpBB forums are […]

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New Decade, New Projects

A new decade rolls around, and with it some ideas for new technology projects to get started on.

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Connecting to Gmail via PHP

How I ended up fixing phpBB’s connection to smtp.gmail.com, and getting the-spot.net’s email back online.

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Google Project fi vs AT&T Unlimited Data Plan

A cost-benefit analysis between a 2-line unlimited data plan on AT&T versus Google’s new Project Fi. The winner is a disappointment…

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SKYWARN – Storm Spotter Status – v2

In a section of this site called the “PizzyLabs,” you’ll find a link to a service I created called “SKYWARN Storm Spotter Status“. A little over a year ago, I wrote about my creation of a service to check Hazardous Weather Outlooks (HWOs) that were posted to the National Weather Service (NWS) website. Everything worked fine, […]