I’ve been working on some projects off and on for the last few months, and recently I found the time to work on one of them. All told, it only took me a couple hours to put together, but I learned a lot while I did it. I’ll discuss some of those things in a future blog post, as I think they’d be valuable to others working with RESTful API’s that only return XML data.
Updates on personal IT projects
Over the last few blog posts, I’ve talked a lot about what I’ve learned about PHP. I know I’ve probably been getting a bit preachy on the topic, but I wanted to talk a little bit about what more I’ve learned before I move on to other cool stuff. I’ve been working on the gallery application, and finally got it in a working enough state (and added enough functionality) that I feel comfortable making my Bitbucket repository public.
Photo gallery, part two – and other fun stuff
Whew. That didn’t take long. After my last post, I spent some of my spare timing coding a frontend for the picture viewer I was working on. In the interest of privacy I won’t post screenshots, but I would be happy to post the source code! Please feel free to suggest improvements as I’m new to PHP, but I think I did a pretty decent job for a beginner!
Building a photo gallery for my grandmother
This evening, I was thinking about a conundrum. I had just been talking with my grandmother about sharing her photo collection out to the rest of our family. While my first thought revolved around using Dropbox to sync files down to her laptop while she travels, I realized that that was one level of complexity too high.
Implementing a “pending close” state in OSTicket
Over the last few days, I’ve started to realize that the best way to learn something is just to dive in headfirst and try to do things. Recent example: osTicket, the PHP-based ticket system we’re implementing at work. I hate to harp on it, but it’s just so cool. Anyway, my boss wanted to add a “custom code” feature to the system – make it so staff couldn’t close a ticket until a user signed off on it.
Bootstrap theming for OSTicket
It’s been pretty quiet over on this blog for a little while now. Trust me, it’s not because I don’t want to talk! It’s simply because I’ve run out of interesting things to say. Getting ready for the move, and hopefully I’ve got my checklist as complete as it needs to be.