A strftime tattoo?

I’m thinking of getting a tattoo of the “conversion specifiers” for the PHP strftime function. I can never remember them and, as you might imagine, creating web applications for an almanac means I need them at my fingertips dozens of times a day.


Daniel's picture
Daniel on August 18, 2005 - 02:11 Permalink

Make a Tiger widget for them maybe? I’ve been using the “CSS Cheat Sheet” one for a bit now and it’s pretty handy to have it available all of the time at the touch of a button.

Olle Jonsson's picture
Olle Jonsson on August 18, 2005 - 10:12 Permalink

But if like… you had a tat with the strftime() syntax… you’d have to have it on one of your palms. That’d look scary.

(If you had it on your arm, you’d have to unroll the sleeve to see it.)

There is a CHM help file for the Ruby docs now. PHP’s had downloadable docs for a long time, and I use them all day long.

In the Ruby docs in CHM format blog post there is a comment on how to use CHM files (“Windows Help files” as they are commonly named) with Linux and OS X.

alexander o'neill's picture
alexander o'neill on August 18, 2005 - 14:14 Permalink

Before going in to write my first accounting course exam I wrote ‘debit’ on my left hand and ‘credit’ on my right hand.

Katie's picture
Katie on August 18, 2005 - 15:32 Permalink

I have a bit of paper taped to my keyboard with a conversion factor that I have to use all the time and for some reason, can still not remember. Tattoos involve self inflicted pain — I prefer paper taped to keyboard…

Olle Jonsson's picture
Olle Jonsson on August 19, 2005 - 09:05 Permalink

Hand tattoo search shows a few smart approaches: index finger only, knuckles only,

Turns out the hand tat was done using henna (which is removable, and painless).

Cool, ethnographic evidence about hand tattoos used by “the women of the tribe of Kale-wau” (and the text goes on to tell you that that place is in “Formosa”, dating the utterance a bit).

Ken Williams's picture
Ken Williams on August 22, 2005 - 18:49 Permalink