Binary Joke

About That Tech Speak!

Just in case you were curious about (and interested in) the <xyz> and </xyz> notation in some of my posts.

Well, on occasion, I like to use a shortcut to warn people about what’s ahead in an article. That shortcut is pseudo PHP code. I am not going to “nerd out” on you [not too much anyway], but here’s an example of some simple PHP code.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<h1>My first PHP page</h1>

<?php
echo “Hello World!”;
?>

</body>
</html>

Notice a couple of things to explain my shortcut. First, to start a section or function of code, such as what’s to follow is HTML code, PhP uses <html>. Then, further down, you will see that they end the section with </html>. Similarly, the body of code is started with <body> and ended with </body>. Get it? Sure, you do, and so now you’re ready to code your first web page from scratch! OR, to demonstrate my shortcuts: <sarcasm>Sure you do, and so now you’re ready to code your first web page from scratch!</sarcasm>

I use the <sarcasm> switch and the <nerd> switch and the <rant> switch and others that might come to mind, from time to time to show you what’s happening and make it clear to you dear reader.

<joke>Speaking of “nerd.” Do you know the difference between a nerd and a geek? No! Well, a nerd is someone who wonders what it’s like to have sex in zero gravity. A geek is someone who wonders what it’s like to have sex!</joke>

Now go back to reading my incredible posts. 😉