Marty Fried

California

I've been a computer hobbyist since before the IBM PC, and a professional programmer not too long after that. I've had experience with electronic repair, manufacturing, and testing of professional audio.

I tutored other students in Fortran before PCs existed, built my first computer from bare circuit boards and reject parts (S-100 CP/M system), and transitioned from stereo repair, to professional audio manufacturing at Dolby Labs, where I set up the automated functional testing for Dolby professional equipment. From there, I went into programming full-time as a C programmer for Mac presentation graphics systems, then to Windows C++ video programming. My last 10 years was as a C++ Windows software engineer for a corporate source code control system.

I'm now a Linux user, retired from active work but still helping friends with computer problems, configuration, audio/video setup, and other electronic devices.

Aug
27
answered No delete or move to trash in context menu in some directories (gnome)
Aug
19
comment How do I disable middle mouse button click paste?
Added to my comment: after using EasyStroke for a while, I've found that it often fails to block the middle click. Since I haven't been using the gestures, I am abandoning this program for xinput.
Aug
18
awarded Informed
Aug
11
revised Adding PHP/HTML code inside page from custom template
Added info about solution
Aug
11
awarded Scholar
Aug
11
accepted Adding PHP/HTML code inside page from custom template
Aug
11
comment Adding PHP/HTML code inside page from custom template
Thanks for the example for ob_start. I used that exact example, and it worked well. Since nobody else seemed to add an answer, I guess you get the acceptance credit. :-)
Aug
10
awarded Student
Aug
10
comment Adding PHP/HTML code inside page from custom template
@bonger: I got it to work correctly using your suggestion. If you make it into an answer, I'll accept the answer and try to somehow document how I got it to work. Otherwise, I'll answer it myself.
Aug
10
comment Adding PHP/HTML code inside page from custom template
@bonger: Thanks, I found an example similar to what I'm doing, and I think it will work. I think it may have been fairly easy to parse it, using a php parse function, but I was worried it might mess up with formatting. Shortcodes do seem more flexible.
Aug
10
comment Adding PHP/HTML code inside page from custom template
@bonger: Thanks, I've seen that, but never investigated. Perhaps I should. I was considering adding a the_post action in functions.php to just modify the post looking for the tag. But it could be more problematic than I think, so I'll check your suggestion. But will it work if I have embedded php and html mixed?
Aug
10
awarded Editor
Aug
10
comment Adding PHP/HTML code inside page from custom template
@bonger: Thanks for the encouragement and tip. I added extra information to my post with what I've done since the post; I've actually made a lot of progress by a simple addition of an include directive in functions.php.
Aug
10
revised Adding PHP/HTML code inside page from custom template
Added new information
Aug
10
asked Adding PHP/HTML code inside page from custom template
Aug
4
comment recoll executable hogs CPU for days, index dir is 18GB, should I upgrade v1.17 -> 1.20?
What is the best way to stop the old indexer?
Aug
2
accepted Any way to get around cross-origin resource sharing for test server?
Aug
2
comment Any way to get around cross-origin resource sharing for test server?
Wow, thanks a lot. I confirmed that it works in the original Firefox. I had even installed Chromium, as it seems Chrome was ignoring the flag in my version, and I found that the URL wasn't working directly, even though I thought for sure it had been previously. I didn't know about not encoding part of the address - I believe I changed it when it wasn't working originally. Learn something new all the time.
Aug
2
revised Any way to get around cross-origin resource sharing for test server?
Added more info
Aug
2
comment Any way to get around cross-origin resource sharing for test server?
You confirmed what I've been thinking since my post, that CORS should work without changing GoDaddy. I think I understand why it happens now. But I think I have other problems because I'm not really mydomain.com, and there is no way for Yahoo to return the data to me. I get a slightly different error now.
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