IMDB’s weighted rank

July 28th, 2013 by Harun Yayli | No Comments »

I was cleaning old files from my computer and bumped into this note:

weighted rank (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C
R = average for the movie (mean) = (Rating)
v = number of votes for the movie = (votes)
m = minimum votes required to be listed in the top 50
(currently 200)
C = the mean vote across the whole report
(currently 6.9)

Above (from years ago) what used to be the weighted ranking formula for IMDB’s top X movies.
Needed to note this somewhere before deleting the file.
There you have it.

PHP Gurus in Montreal – I’m looking for 3 of them!

February 8th, 2011 by Harun Yayli | 1 Comment »

It’s been quite while since my last post and just realized that, my last post was about the very same thing: Looking for PHP gurus.

You are:
- Living in or around Montreal – No relocation or telecommute for now, sorry…
- A PHP and Javascript Guru with at least 3+ years of hands on experience
- Available in about a month
- Looking for a real technical challenge on a high traffic e-commerce website – I’m talking about 100M+ PV

This is a permanent position at a reputable Montreal company of 15 years.
The compensation is well above the market to consider to make you ditch your current boring job in a blink of an eye.
PS: Refer someone and we hire him/her there is a $1,000 for you for your hard work!

Please send in your cv’s to harunyayli _at_ gmail dot com.

Looking for 2 PHP Developers in Montreal (Senior and Intermediate)

October 31st, 2009 by Harun Yayli | No Comments »

I’m looking again to hire PHP developers.
Common stuff:

  • You must be living in or around Montreal!
  • You are not a freelancer looking for a contract job. These are full time positions.
  • You must love music, games, pool, PHP :)

For Senior PHP Developer

  • You have at least 5 years of PHP experience within a team.
  • You are very proficient in Javascript.

For Intermediate PHP Developer

  • You have at least 2 years of PHP and JAVA experience within a team.
  • You can integrate HTML and proficient in CSS. Can handle browser issues, mobile browsers etc.

If you are the one, please contact me at hyayli _AT_ with your resume/CV.

The difference between a bug and a feature

September 29th, 2009 by Harun Yayli | No Comments »


Designing for Social Traction

September 28th, 2009 by Harun Yayli | No Comments »

Extremely nice approach. It’s a nice tool to teach people about social web


How to make Facebook shared links appear nice

September 23rd, 2009 by Harun Yayli | No Comments »

I’m sure you’ve seen links posted to Facebook and the video or the core content image appear nicely. Namely the content preview


Here is the document explaining how to do that.

Making Sure the Preview Works (For Advanced Partners)


new pecl/memcache is out with memcache.php

September 11th, 2008 by Harun Yayli | 3 Comments »

I’ve just received news from Mikael Johansson that the new builds of pecl/memcache 2.2.4 stable and 3.0.2 beta is out with memcache.php

go grab your copy!

memcache.php flushes servers

August 28th, 2008 by Harun Yayli | 5 Comments »

Your good comments from all over the world about memcache.php is amazing. Thank you all!

I’ve recently received a contribution from Michael Gauthier. I took the liberty to tweak a bit and now memcache.php can flush individual server (no flush all servers yet).

File is now updated and you can get it from here.

PS: I didn’t receive any feedback from pecl guys about my previous update. I’ll post this to them again. I’ll announce when this version is in pecl/memcache CVS.

memcache.php can delete keys now

July 30th, 2008 by Harun Yayli | 4 Comments »

I’m receiving great comments from everyone since I’ve posted my memcache.php script. Thank you everyone.
I’ve just finished updating the memcache.php to support key deletion.
File is now updated and you can get it from here.
It’ll be updated on the cvs of pecl/memcache soon.


memcache.php is now part of pecl/memcache

June 3rd, 2008 by Harun Yayli | 3 Comments »

I’m very happy to announce that memcache.php is commited to the CVS of pecl/memcache. Woot woot!

I’ll be maintaining the code through the time as well. Hope you guys/gals find it useful.

PS: I’m planning to add more functionality to the memcache.php in the coming days. Candidates:

  • Delete/Expire a cached value
  • Move stuff from server to server

Let me know if you have any other ideas.