When buying a laptop for college, there are many factors you should consider to ensure you’re purchasing the right computer for your needs and budget. Rather than hand you a list of “recommended computers” that quickly gets outdated, this extensive buying guide equips you step-by-step with the inside scoop you need to interpret the tech jargon and make your own informed buying decisions. Last updated August 2013. Continue reading
If you’ve looked into making your own website, you’ve surely run across companies that offer to help you make your own website for free. But inevitably, no free service is going to give you your very own URL because this costs money.
But getting your own URL isn’t as expensive as it might sound. In fact, you can set up a website with your own domain name for only $5.21 per month.
There are hundreds of ways to make your own website. The way that I’m going to show you is what I believe to be the cheapest, fastest, easiest, and overall best way to do it. Continue reading
Ever wanted to insert music notes into a status message or comment on Facebook? Want to add a bit of musical flair to some song lyrics or a “happy birthday” message? Here’s how to do it. Continue reading
If you’re coming from a Windows XP background, you’re probably accustomed to using XP’s “Scheduled Tasks” folder to run programs at specified times or events. At first glance, it may appear Windows Vista and Windows 7 lack this functionality, since there is no “Scheduled Tasks” to be found. However, it’s still there, but under a different name: Task Scheduler. Continue reading
Parse error: parse error, unexpected ‘[‘, expecting T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM in _____ on line 30
T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM is Hebrew, and it refers to PHP’s scope resolution operator (“::”). If you get this message, it means PHP sees a class name and expects you to access it with the scope resolution operator.
In my case, the problem was that I was referencing a PHP variable without a dollar sign, so PHP thought it was a class name. Oops!