Creating a comma separated list

For years, whenever I have to create a comma separated list from an array I have been writing code that looks vaguely like this. $first = true; foreach($arr as $m) { if ($first) { $first = false; } else { echo ","; } echo $m; } I’ve had it. There has to be a cleaner ...

Pwning Complete

I can put the AK back on the shelf now. Previously: 37 Signals Sent Me a Gift for Pwning their Leaderboard

Spam as Spoken Word Poetry

This spam I got today on our lead generation form could easily pass for spoken word poetry at an open mic night. He ran another invisible priest eyes in the sneakers from the shorts with sky - arms, sardonic cigarettes and outward clinch’s, and he a was almost stiffly of area, finally just for moment. Like i ...

37signals Sent Me a Gift for Pwning their Leaderboards

This year I took an AK to the Answers leaderboard at 37signals, mostly answering Highrise questions. The Answers board is the best place to learn how to use Highrise because if you have a question there’s a good chance someone else has already asked it. I scoured it during our implementation in April, 2010 and ...

Rock the Animals Theme Song

Sasha and I recorded a theme song for Rock the Animals today. Enjoy! Ben and Sasha Garvey – Rock the Animals

Philadelphia Hackathon

I’ll be doing a short talk about Dungeon Adventure tomorrow at the Philadelphia Ship It Society’s Hackathon. Tickets are available here. The Ship It Society is all about getting together and rapid prototyping a project to see if its feasible. Should be a fun time.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there, especially my Dad who was crushing it in the early 90′s. Mark Garvey – Fool Such as I UpdateAnd just a few days later we meet the new Mark Garvey.

Beercamp Philly 2011 Recap

Yesterday I sampled beers with names like Chocrilla, Blood Orange Berliner, and the Bee Sting Ale along with the spiciest shrimp I have ever eaten. I poured my own homebrewed Amber Ale called Yakima Sax to a few hundred beer geeks and watched the legend of Beercamp Philly Camp grow. The first Philly Beercamp was ...

My low cost e-commerce stack 1

Since I launched Dungeon Adventure, an RPG for kids, a few weeks ago a lot of people have asked me how exactly I’m selling it. It’s for sale as a digital download and print out board game, or “floor top RPG” as Phil Nelson called it. Here’s how it works: I have a hosting account ...

GeekDad Reviews the Dungeon Adventure

So the response to Dungeon Adventure have been pretty overwhelming. A few key highlights: 1. Sales of Dungeon Adventure exceeded my wife’s lifetime projection for it in about 12 hours. 2. I told Sasha, “Hey we sold 10 copies!” and she said, “cool! What’s a copy?” 3. I’ve already heard from a number of people ...