Archive for the ‘hack’ Category

Can We Have Static Types in PHP without PHP 7 or HHVM?

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Now that PHP 7 has been out for a while with interesting features like error handling, null coalescing operator, scalar type declarations, etc., we often hear the people still stuck with PHP 5 saying it has a weak typing system, and that things quickly...

Hacking the Fitbit – Emulating a Pager for Twitter DMs!

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I've been trying to wake up earlier in the morning. The trouble is that alarms wake everybody up, not just me. To get around this problem, I recently bought the cheapest Fitbit I could find, having learned that they have a neat silent alarm. The truth ...