Monday, 19 January 2015

18-1 Quotes

“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

“The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steven Furtick

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

“We judge ourselves by our intentions. And others by their actions.” – Stephen R. Covey

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

“We choose to go to the moon and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Unknown

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — either way you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“Challenges is what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

“I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

“True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.” – Paul Sweeney

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

How much does a 'logo' costs ?

Pricing a logo

This logo information page was inspired by the absolute confusion I see when it comes to online logo creation. I've searched dozens of logo web pages and have found that there is no consistency and more confusion than information. This page is strictly about the creation of the logo alone, no stationary package or implementation guidelines would be included.

I feel the price of a logo should be based on three criteria:

  • Experience of the logo designer
  • Size & budget of the company using the logo
  • Scope and length of the logo usage

I use the three criteria above assuming that the logo design is a standard type of logo. One other factor might come into play if a client were to request a very detailed and complicated logo design that bordered on being a technical illustration. You would have to factor in the extra time to create this type of design.

Installing Composer (Dependency/Package Manager) on XAMPP (LAMP Stack) Windows 7

Download the Composer setup Composer-Setup.exe

Run it.

Give it the location of the php executable i.e php.exe, im my case it was at c:\xampp\php\php.exe (XAMPP was installed at default location i.e. c:\xampp\)

If you get the Composer Error [ERR_DOWNLOAD]: Composer was not downloaded error,

Some lesser-known truths about programming

My experience as a programmer and as webmaster of has taught me a few things about writing software. Here are some things that people might find surprising about writing code:
  • A programmer spends about 10-20% of his time writing code, and most programmers write about 10-12 lines of code per day that goes into the final product, regardless of their skill level. Good programmers spend much of the other 90% thinking, researching, and experimenting to find the best design. Bad programmers spend much of that 90% debugging code by randomly making changes and seeing if they work.
    “A great lathe operator commands several times the wage of an average lathe operator, but a great writer of software code is worth 10,000 times the price of an average software writer.” –Bill Gates
  • A good programmer is ten times more productive than an average programmer. A great programmer is 20-100 times more productive than the average. This is not an exaggeration – studies since the 1960′s have consistently shown this. A bad programmer is not just unproductive – he will not only not get any work done, but create a lot of work and headaches for others to fix.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Controversial programming opinions

One of the very first ideas we had for this blog was to convert some of the wonderful gems of the early era of our site, the undisciplined period, to blog posts. Questions that were once enthusiastically received by the community, but no longer fit Programmer’s scope.
The first deleted question I’ve chosen is Jon Skeet’s “What’s your most controversial programming opinion?” question (available only to 10K+ users, sorry), a +391 scored question that was originally asked on Stack Overflow on January 2, 2009. What follows are twenty of the highest voted answers, in random order…

Monday, 30 December 2013

How Things Used To Be

Hi friends, I don't know who wrote this article and some of it may not be accurate but it is still interesting musing... Rhio

Next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.

Saturday, 8 December 2012