There's a second, optional argument to CodeIgniter's uri segment helper which allows for a fall back default in cases where the uri segment returns false: $this->uri->segment(2, date('Y'));
When loading a CI view, there's an optional third argument which, when set to true, allows you to assign the view to a variable, instead of directly outputting it to the browser. Very very handy when constructing RSS feeds, PDF-downloads, or html emails: //mail config...
$msg = $this->load->view('email_template', $data, TRUE);
At age two and a half my son is a confirmed, certified Apple nerd (do disregard Khadaffi audio in the back):
Today's favorite Beatles tune has to be Golden Slumbers.