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[nycphp-talk] show me your best work

Nazmul Hassan xdarkshadow98x at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 20:40:26 EST 2007


well, i made something that fetched the definitions. showing that 9th
graders don't do work, i made a script that got us vocab words, and listed
them, so all we had to do was print them. so basically, its
run the process, get, print

http://nhassan.sveit.com/def

On 1/18/07, Joseph Crawford <codebowl at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I wrote something for windows once that was cool.
>
> I could run a script that would reach out to superpages.com, it would
> recursively get all companies names/address/city/emai/url, etc from my
> state.  It would then store them in the db.
>
> A seperate process would run based on the db content and and MS Word
> Template would create the mail merge interacting with MS Word.  The
> end result would be a word document i could print, it was a mail merge
> document so it was about 200 letters addressed to different people.  I
> also had this process create the word document for the envelopes too.
>
> Run the process, print, stuff, send ;)
>
> However that only worked on windows but boy did it save me time.
>
> End result?  People throw away mail like this lol I think i got 1
> client from 400 mailings.
> I think i trashed this code and was going to create something similar
> that was less resource intensive and would use PDF, but it was a
> learning experience using COM from within a php command line script :)
>
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