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v7.0, February 26, 2015

Welcome to my recently remodeled Eclectic World!  This site serves as my central "hub" for all my various homes on the internet, as well as being home to my book, movie, and video game collections. 

Recent Blog Posts

Posted: April 26, 2016 01:00:26 PM

Tablet Considerations

I currently have an iPad 2 (yes, 2). It was bought somewhere around June 2011 for a former co-worker,  then conveyed to me the following year after said co-worker retired.  It’s a 64 GB, wi-fi only model.  For those who may not recall, the iPad 2 features Apple A5 (which has a 1 GHz dual […] The ...

Posted: April 21, 2016 01:00:21 PM

Custom Form Elements in ZF2: Simple Example

For our final application recode from ColdFusion to PHP, we hit on needing to do some custom form elements.  We’d already done custom form view helpers to implement Bootstrap design (which I’ll cover in-depth as either a separate series or as part of the An Eclectic World Recode series). This, ...

Posted: April 19, 2016 01:05:19 PM

Review: Cemetery Planet by J. Joseph Wright

The Set Up It’s eight hundred years in the future, a time when the Earth had become so populated, all graveyards had to be relocated to another planet. It’s an entire world of graves in a lonely, desolate part of the galaxy, and Harvey Crane, the sole caretaker, finds he’s not alone ...

Posted: April 18, 2016 04:05:18 AM

An Eclectic World Recode: Series Introduction

This will hopefully be the start of a series of posts on my latest personal web project, updating my personal website An Eclectic World.  This will be a big update, including: Flipping from ColdFusion with the Mach-II framework to PHP with Zend Framework 2 Flipping the database from PostgreSQL to MySQL ...

Posted: April 12, 2016 02:02:12 PM

Review: The Black by Paul E. Cooley

The Set Up Under 30,000 feet of water, the exploration rig Leaguer has discovered an oil field larger than Saudi Arabia, with oil so sweet and pure, nations would go to war for the rights to it. But as the team starts drilling exploration well after exploration well in their race to claim the sweet ...

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Fusion on Box

Fusion on Box

Garden as of April 25th

Garden as of April 25th

Garden as of April 25th