Head down

In the absence of, well, work, I’ve been trying to teach myself PHP and MySQL. Partly because it’s stuff I just want to know–ever since I gave up on Hypercard, I’ve felt a sort of phantom-limb syndrome whenever I need to algorithmically process a batch of text or something. And I’ve got some ideas for projects that I think might be fun. Partly because I might be able to turn this into an alternate revenue stream.

The book I’m working from seems to be pretty good, as far as it goes, but after doing a little poking around in the PHP documentation, I realize the book barely scratches the surface of the tip of the iceberg. I’m still at the point of getting a feel for the semantics and data types–not doing much beyond “Hello World!” tests. But I’ll get there.

2 thoughts on “Head down”

  1. Linked you from GeoURL, Howdy neighbor! I am dabbling in a bit of PHP / mySQL myself… You might want to check out my site (http://www.johnwyles.com/) to see a few projects I am working on and such. Anyhow, you’re on my list of blog entries to check now, you have been warned! Good luck with the studying / playing!

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