The Revealing Module Pattern plus a Beginners Mistake

Having presented my Senior Project – Hive Learning Management System – to the powers that be (random people who bothered to stop by my convention booth) and about to graduate from Brigham Young University Idaho in less than a week, I was less than thrilled to realize I made a major beginners mistake in all […]

Trusting user input in PHP’s chmod: decimal vs. octal

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 […]

Hive LMS: Solving bugs I didn’t know I had!

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 […]

LMS Weekly Update: May 22 – 26

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 […]

A Unique Identifier Hash for Hive LMS

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.

Senior Project Proposal: Learning Management System

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.  

Learning Management System Student Survey

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 […]

Ultimate Member Plugin 403 Forbidden Error

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: