Extending Yii's Web Application Creation

I found out that after creating my Yii Applications through Yiic.bat, I tend to modify the same things in all of them (adding .htaccess files for pretty urls (no index.php), adding a reference for my custom modules directory, etc.), so I decided to try and override the WebApp …

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Fixing Facebook to Google Calendar synchronization

Note: It's fixed now. The project itself is still pretty cool

I recently managed to sync my Facebook events to my Google Calendar (and thusly to my Android phone). At first the task seemed simple, because Facebook offers you a link to export your events in iCal format, but once …

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Creating a common Yii code directory

Yii natively supports code recycling, by allowing you to store common code in modules, widgets etc.
However, to share code between applications, you still have to copy the files from one application to another. Right? Wrong!
I recently created a common code directory (wittingly called "my-yii") where I store all …

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RssCache - An RSS Cache / Aggregator

Note: I'm no longer using this site, and might take it down. Let me know if you want the code.

Recently I've decided that I want to use μTorrent's Feed ability to auto download BitTorrent torrents, after I gave up on Miro (I moved my video library and discovered that …

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Google Friendly Apache Domain Migration

I recently migrated a domain for a client, and did it like a noob (as in simply copying the db and files, making sure everything's working, and then shutting down the old site). As a result, Google's pageranks were lost, old links were broken and ghost pages were found on …

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Dumping your MySQL db using PHP

Hi.
One of my clients asked me to be able to take manual backups of his DB, and because he wasn't so technologically-inclined, using the hosting company's interface wasn't an option. So I created a small PHP page that uses mysqldump to dump the site's db in a downloadable way …

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Making your pages more Facebook shareable

I'm working on a project involving Gallery 3, and one of my goals was tight Facebook integration. Today I've wanted to make sure that when someone shares a page from my gallery on Facebook, it'll show up OK.
After some digging around I found some interesting stuff:

Facebook's URL Linter …

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