Posted in: Laughable

What Kind of Programmer are You?

#1: Gandalf This programmer type looks like a short-list candidate to play Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings. He (or even she!) has a beard halfway to his knees, a goofy looking hat, and may wear a cape or a cloak in the winter. Luckily for the team, this[…]

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Posted in: css

Removing the Dreaded tag “dotted line”

This has always been one of those issues that just drives me mad.  You’ve set border to none, yet this dotted line ALWAYS appears around your <a> element.  Well, would you believe that you can solve this with just one, very, VERY, simple line of CSS? Just add : a[…]

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Posted in: Laughable

Texas Chili Cookoff

We Texans know that in the Fall, Chili cook-offs are found all around. These notes are from an experienced Chili taster named Frank, who was visiting Texas from the East Coast. Enjoy… Frank: “Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cook-off. The Judge #3[…]

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Posted in: Laughable

Eric and the Gazebo

The Eric of the story is an optimizing-type gamer. Confronted with options, he will, given time, calculate the best solution. Otherwise he is “a superior gamer”. The game was run by Ed. Eric was playing a paladin. He was on some lord’s lands when the following exchange occurred. Ed: You[…]

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Posted in: Magento

Adding Shipping Method to the Magento Order Grid

Open /app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Sales/Order/Grid.php Create the file structure of : /app/code/local/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Sales/Order/Grid.php Copy the contents of the Core file, and paste into the Local version. Find the protected function _prepareCollection.  You are going to modify this function by adding one line to make the custom attribute available for inserting into the grid. Just[…]

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Posted in: SSH

Importing .sql file from SSH

Login as adminonly via ssh. SU Root cd ../ ../ to get to your sites directory type mysql -u <USERNAME> -p  Press Enter Enter password Type Use <DBNAME> Type Source <filename.sql> Wait until the mysql prompt appears and it’s all done.   **Do not type the <> in the example[…]

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