Late last year we became increasingly interested in the Stock Market, specifically the NASDAQ exchange. The following are some great resources if you wish to create your own reports based on market data. https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/screener – Provides a downloadable CSV file of current market data for the NASDAQ, including current stocks prices. ftp.nasdaqtrader.com (Logon Type: Anonymous). […]

The following code shows how to convert a PNG image (Stream) to a Base64 string, and back from a Base64 string to a Stream and into an ImageSource. The example uses SignaturePad (https://github.com/xamarin/SignaturePad), since we needed to convert the resulting signature and store it in a database, and also display it on a website. The

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Security For any new or existing WordPress website, you should ensure that you have some sort of software firewall installed. A plugin that will report on suspicious activity and files within your WordPress file system. We recommend WordFence. Even having the basic version of WordFence will help tremendously. In regards to file and folder permissions,

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Run the following SQL scripts from phpMyAdmin, or other SQL program. Be sure to change ‘http://www.oldurl‘ and ‘http://www.newurl‘ values. UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, ‘http://www.oldurl’, ‘http://www.newurl’) WHERE option_name = ‘home’ OR option_name = ‘siteurl’; UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, ‘http://www.oldurl’,’http://www.newurl’); UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, ‘http://www.oldurl’, ‘http://www.newurl’); UPDATE wp_postmeta SET meta_value =

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Through our years of programming, we have optimized and re-optimized our code in attempt to make things easier for us, and to reduce redundant code. During our endeavours, we implemented an abstract class containing a function that returns a new object instance: abstract class i_object {     final public static function i() {         return count(func_get_args()) ?

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