Archive for the ‘Snippet’ category

Snippet: It is two cups, one ball – not…

February 25th, 2009

Why oh why when I was writing a couple of paragraphs about probability, did I not write “there are two cups and one ball…” but instead typed “there are two girls and one cup…”: what was my mind thinking???

Snippet: ClickCartPro: Extracting VAT Exempt orders

February 21st, 2009

If you are looking for a way of listing all orders in Greenbarnweb/Kryptonic’s ClickCartPro software that is exempt from European/UK VAT, then you may find the following SQL query useful:
SELECT `id` , `dateday` , `datemonth` , `dateyear` , `ordertotal`, `eutaxrefundtotal` , `country` FROM `gbu0_orders` WHERE STATUS = 'C' AND (eutaxrefundtotal >0) ORDER BY dateyear DESC , datemonth DESC

Snippet: Parallel Processing in PHP

February 20th, 2009

*snippet* This is just a quick “bookmark” style post to remind me to look at the potential for utilising Parallel Processing in PHP using the “divide and conquer” method which may help in compiling/comparing stats in an application I’m working on.

Snippet: What Microsoft Can Learn About Retail from Apple and Best Buy

February 13th, 2009

Robert Scoble ( @scobleizer ) has an interesting post on FastCompany about What Microsoft Can Learn About Retail from Apple and Best Buy and there’s quite a few pointers there.

Snippet: London Underground “Tube” – Oyster or Travelcard

January 13th, 2009

I’ve suspected it, but it’s nice to have confirmation -it is cheaper for me to use Oyster Pay as you go then a Transport For London (TfL) travel code for my commutes between Zone 5 and Zone 1. Is it cheaper for you? (by looks of things, only if you regularly travel in to London during the weekend is it even worth considering a TravelCard).

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