php ip geolocator to zip-code

came across an IP function in PHP during my research on my latest project, I decided I would include a geolocation class within
my application.

 

now looking toward making the class more robust without relying heavily on custom apis

just downloaded a database as a “skeleton” for said project from https://github.com/maxmind/geoip-api-php

and also downloaded pecl from http://pecl.php.net/package/geoip

NOTE:all the installations are to be done at the server level

Further reading (and listening) on the shrinking boundary between humans and computers

TED Blog

“Throughout the history of computers, we’ve been striving to shorten the gap between us and digital information, the gap between our physical world and the world in the screen,” interface designer Jinha Lee says in today’s talk.

[ted_talkteaser id=1781]Lee points out that the gap has become shorter and shorter—it’s now “less than a millimeter, the thickness of a touchscreen glass,” he says. But his goal is to dissolve the boundary completely. In this talk, given at TED2013, he shows off a tool he invented that penetrates into a screen. He also reveals a technology that creates a digital workspace between a keyboard and translucent screen, allowing us to reach into digital worlds with our hands. And his wild ideas don’t stop there.

“If you remove this boundary,” says Lee, “the only boundary left is our imagination.”

Of course, we’ve been questioning what it means, on a deeper level…

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Miranda Programming PT1

Miranda is a declarative functional language,ie unlike c,java etc which are procedural,meaning you do not folow any prdefined procedure while writing it,you can choose to write a program called p1 to print a name

in miranda

p1 = “Obie”

in C you have to create a main function body

#include<stdio.h>  //header file

char p1 =”Obie” //you have to create this variable

int main( )

{

printf(p1); //then call p1 here

}

this makes miranda very easy to use and its very fundamental to the study of computing systems at the base level(could be skipped but the knowledge gathered is priceless).

an overview is provided on wikipedia click here 

i would recommend you install amanda click here to download

Mobile app idea

I built a very basic mobile application for the blackberry platform almost a year ago and I have been constantly amazed at the impact our work as programmers have on our little pieces of earth, I’ve since been thinking about building a more functional application that would make the users day less stressful by delegation of duties as well as a few other ideas..

Image
..coding

Intro

I go by Obie, i am a computer scientist with many years of programming and internet marketing experience, this marks the beginning of my foray into WordPress blogging

hope someday i would be able to help a lot of people with academic and work related issue pertaining to online business and software programming.

Cheers!