The PHP manual on chmod has a subtle little warning about providing a decimal number instead of an octal when calling the chmod function:
Mode is not automatically assumed to be an octal value, so to ensure the expected operation, you need to prefix mode with a zero (0).
So what does this warning really mean and more importantly what is a programmer to do when allowing users to input the mode themselves? Besides shouting out never allow the user to do this! and calling it case closed, I would like to show you what you can do to solve this problem and a legitimate reason why you might use this solution in your application.
This is a break down of work done on the LMS Project for the week of June 12th – 16th.
This is a break down of work done on the LMS Project for the week of June 5th – 9th.
This has been a very eventful week and a very successful one as far as my programming career goes. Besides the post I put up a few days ago, Hive LMS: Knowing when it’s time to toss code out!, I also stumbled on to a bug that turned out not to be a bug and figured I should share.
Rounding up slightly I have spent 10 hours this week redesigning the notification and form submission system… Actually, I seriously just thought of something else I missed.
This is a break down of work done on the LMS Project for the week of May 29th – June 2nd.
June Fools! If that was a thing I’m totally pulling it off. I was going to provide another double update this week for missing last week but then I decided why not catch up a day before the next update is due? It was just a lucky coincidence that it happened to be the first of the month. For a break down of this weeks time please refer to the Time Card (22-26).
Today I learned that I have been using the term URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) incorrectly. Apparently so many people misuse the acronyms URL, URI, and URL that there is entire blog posts out there trying to clear up the confusion.
This is a break down of work done on the LMS Project for the week of May 22nd – 26th.
This is a break down of work done on the LMS Project for the week of May 15th – 20th.
So I got distracted but in a good way. I realized as I was coding up the login system for the LMS Project that I’m going to need some kind of ID (unique identifier hashing) for Hive and almost four hours later I have a working but extremely broken YouTube-esque unique identifier hashing algorithm.
This is a break down of work done on the LMS Project for the week of May 8th – 12th.
This is a break down of work done on the LMS Project for the week of May 1st – 5th.
This proposal is in response to the registration and approval requirements of Brigham Young University – Idaho’s Computer Information Technology Senior Project (CIT 490). It was officially approved by Kory Godfrey 21 April 2017. To view updates and track progress please visit the LMS Project category.
This is a break down of work done on the LMS Project for the week of April 24th – 28th.
This is a break down of work done on the LMS Project for the week of April 17th – 21st.
This is a break down of work done on the LMS Project for the week of April 10th – 14th.
This survey is meant only for students, faculty, and invited individuals from Brigham Young University Idaho.
I am conducting preliminary research into Learning Management Systems (LMS) and how students and faculty who have used LMS’s feel about their various features and ease-of-use. If you have not used at least one LMS listed in this survey please do not take this survey.
This post is dedicated to a simple but tricky gotcha in the WordPress plugin Ultimate Member. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Ultimate Member it is a plugin that adds enhanced user account management abilities to your WordPress site. Put simply the plugin allows Caboodle Tech Blog (CTB) to:
This is a testing grounds post where we can try out new features and test settings for Caboodle Tech’s Blog. There really is nothing for you to see here.
This is a test post meant to allow users of the BYUI Mentors group on the Caboodle Tech Blog (CTB) to check that their permissions are working correctly. All visitors to this site should be able to read this and view the square BYUI logo but only logged in registered users of the BYUI Mentors group should see the double BYUI logo and message below.