Making stuff as a founder of Avocado. Former music-maker. Tuna melt advocate. Started Google Reader. (But smarter people made it great.)


Congratulations to Ludicorp! Good people going to a good company with a good product and, lookit!, the current direction for Yahoo is pretty bright-looking as they expose open APIs and move solidly toward expanding their content generation and management services.

A Flickr / 360 collaboration could be exceptional, I think.

A net positive move for the participatory web, I believe. Naysayers should be referred to the Flickr massage message and attempts to lessen its frequency as one good reason for them to pursue this path.

I'm excited for them. w00t!
posted at March 20, 2005, 5:12 PM


  • At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Mo said…

    I hope so too!

  • At 10:21 PM, Blogger ernie said…

    Although Chris, your original name of "Yahookr" was funnier.

  • At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    what is so exciting about a small upstart company selling its soul to a soul-less large corporation? am i missing something?

  • At 9:08 AM, Blogger Chris Wetherell said…

    Yes. You're missing the fact that by feeding off the souls of the innocent they prolong their undead life by millenia and, as a side effect, remain beautiful forever.

    I trumpet this and every victory of The Man over The Meek.

  • At 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry to be off topic, but I couldn't find any other contact information.

    I just found/started using your PHP DB Abstraction class, and was wondering if you had/planned to implement a method for returning something akin to mysql_num_rows($result).


  • At 8:00 AM, Blogger Chris Wetherell said…

    No problem, I understand.

    Y'know, I just realized that I actually do have that implemented in a private version of the abstraction class that I've been using for other projects. Please excuse my delay in updating the one here at Massless. I'll see if I can't get to that this week.

  • At 8:19 AM, Blogger Chris Wetherell said…

    Ok, I've added two new methods: getRowCount() and getLastInsertedId()

    Currently getRowCount() only works for mySQL. And getLastInsertedId() only works for MS Access and mySQL. I had to add the latter method - I found myself missing the ability to re-use a recently updated/added table entry in some way.

    Hope that helps!

  • At 7:04 PM, Blogger ernie said…

    "You're missing the fact that by feeding off the souls of the innocent they prolong their undead life by millenia and, as a side effect, remain beautiful forever."

    Ohmygod, that was a total backhanded compliment. I LOVE YOU.

  • At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ok, I've added two new methods

    Great, just what I was looking for, thanks!

    BTW, you may want to update the version number? Would make it easier to check for updates as you work on the class.

  • At 10:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Isn't it everyone's dream. To feed your baby until it's fat enough to be scooped up by a Yahoo! or Google or Microsoft then you can take a vacation and start another project.


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