Monthly Archives: September 2005

DomDocument::loadXml not throwing exceptions in PHP

For some reason, Zend have decided not to make PHP throw an exception when you try and load invalid XML into a DomDocument object. This includes XML with invalid characters e.g. &. This means wrapping a try/catch around anything does … Continue reading

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Recently a “Husband Super Store” opened where women could go to choose a husband from among many men. It was laid out over five floors, with the men increasing in positive attributes as you ascended. The only rule was, once … Continue reading

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Telegraph fantasy football password

The Telegraph Fantasy Football password isn’t exactly difficult to find on the internet, but that doesn’t stop me posting it here anyway. For September 28th it’s SAVE. Best of luck.

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Leyton 2-1 Torquay

Leyton played superbly against Torquay last night for a well-deserved 3 points at home. There didn’t appear to be a weak link in the team, with the recently back Ibehre providing some dynamism that to-date had only been provided by … Continue reading

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PHP aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhh

Things I hate about PHP No. 512 (notwithstanding the fact that in comparison to many other things I like PHP): Inconsistency in parameter ordering Say I want to find a small thing in a big thing, like a piece of … Continue reading

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Anything to watch the footie

Gambian football fans must be dedicated – they managed to fake a fuel emergency on a plane to get it to land at a different airport so they could get to a match on time. BBC NEWS | World | … Continue reading

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Telegraph Fantasy Football password

For all those waiting to see if the Carling Cup produced any injuries last night, here’s this week’s Telegraph Fantasy Football Password. Personally, I wish I’d waited to see how poor Spurs were before transferring Defoe in. My team also … Continue reading

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Walthamstow Dog Track

I went to Walthamstow Dog Track on Thursday evening. There are rumours it may be turned into a housing estate (as if there aren’t enough of them) so we’ve got to make some effort at keeping it going. The 6-pack … Continue reading

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888, which owns Pacific Poker, is planning to float on the stock market, probably following the succes that Party Poker’s owners (Partygaming) have had. They’ve set a price which values the company at between £546.1m and £714.6m, although there are … Continue reading

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International Talk Like A Pirate day

It has been pointed out to me that September 19th is “International Talk Like A Pirate day” The Talk Like A Pirate website

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