How to draw an owl…

As a developer or a designer, we’ve all heard this way to many times to remember. Someone comes to you, asks how much to do X, and then gets almost offended that you have to charge for your time to do the work. Even worse are the ones that say “It can’t be that hard, just tell me how to do it and I’ll do it myself” and expect your years of training and hard work in just a couple of hours of your time, and all for free… “because you’re not doing it, just showing me how to do it”.

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WordPress gallery only links to image files? Help!

This was a cry for help that I got from a client a short while ago when they wanted to change their galleries to link from the image files to the attachment pages so they could get more content on the site, and offer a bit more functionality than displaying only a standard image could. While it seems to be a  very quick and easy fix, it turned out to be a little more complicated than it should have been.

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Removing duplicate rows in MySQL (the “easy” way…)

I recently had to sort out a database for a client. It was a mess….

The database was for people to contact, sort of like a telemarketing system (their choice, not mine…). The problem that they were having was that the database contained a lot of entries that had people with different names at the same address with the same phone number. As you can imagine, calling the same people over and over again just because their phone number has come up again was not the best way to make friends.

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