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April, 2021 5

Javascript Date String Parsing

One of my favorite features of PHP is the strtotime function. This function lets you pass in a date string and have a unix timestamp returned $time = strtotime('2021-04-01'); echo date('c',$time),"\n"; // outputs // 2021-04-01T00:00:00-07:00 What’s great about it is it works with a variety of date formats. $time = [...]


Shopware’s Technology

Some folks in my old Magento cohort have been spending time looking into the venerable open source Shopware ecommerce platform. I remember kicking Shopware’s tires a few years back and found the technology both comprehensive and — boring. Good for Shopware, but not ideal for someone who differentiates on technology. [...]


Email Servers: MTAs, MDAs, and MUAs

An older article from Ars Technia on running your own email server/service. I have a distinct memory of looking into how all this worked back in the late 90s or early 00s (the memory’s distinct, the timeline isn’t) and being stymied by the complexity as some old Times New Roman text and a grey background started talking about [...]

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