NinjaLinks Update: Version 1.1

As a distraction from working on my own site, cssbake, and all of the other projects I’m way overdue on, I’ve done a huuuuge round of bug-fixes on NinjaLinks. Version 1.1 is now available to download. Overview of fixes Key: ‘M’ minor changes – aesthetic or non-essential fix / ‘N’ normal changes – required bug… read more →

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In Which I Poke Fun at Apple

Mactards. Everyone knows one. They’re not just using an Apple Mac because hey, they just like ’em, they actually think it’s a way of life. They think that because their technology is preceeded by the letter “i”, they are somehow superior. Their operating system doesn’t get viruses. Their MP3 players come in multiple shiny colours.… read more →

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Your Tutorials Aren’t Helping

The success of rev.iew.me‘s launch has opened my eyes to a multitude of websites I never knew existed. Unfortunately, it has also made me realise that the age of the dodgy tutorial is not over, and now more than ever younger webmasters are “educating” each other with terrible code for the sake of scraping in… read more →

Common Myths About Microsoft Windows

As a web developer and general computer geek, I frequently find myself involved in discussions with other devs, designers and power-users over what operating system they’re using. I find myself in a minority, being a Microsft Windows user by choice. This isn’t inherently bad, especially given that the choice of one’s OS can be an… read more →

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Your Operating System is a Tool

With all jobs, you find professionals with a preferred set of tools. A surgeon works best with a scalpal rather than a hammer; a carpenter with a plane rather than a bag of plaster mix. Sometimes, these tools come in different forms… a rubber mallet is still a hammer, but is better for jobs where… read more →

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BellaBlocks Beta etc

Just a minor update… the beta of BellaBlocks went out tonight for some private beta testing. Oh, and Rise of Nations worked in Wine but was dead slow. Gave up in the end, trying a VM. Ubuntu is pissing me off again. I swear I’m not going to let this bloody operating system win. Grr.… read more →

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Rise of Nations With Wine

When we moved to the new flat, I decided that I’d be setting up both my new and old laptops in my little ‘office’ so that I could run the Dell (Ubuntu) for my coding, any work stuff, browsing etc, and the old VAIO (WinXP) for gaming. However, the VAIO is not a gaming laptop… read more →

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T-Shirts I Really Really Want

Due to the unfavourable exchange rate I’ve not bought a geek t-shirt in… quite a while. I try not to think about it too hard, else I might weep. To save myself the time and frustration of having to re-search (not research) for funny t-shirts next time I have money and no pending bills, I’ve… read more →

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Misc Computery Babblings

Anyone following me on twitter may have since my minor temper tantrum in which I threatened violence towards my laptop on the 5th. Rest assured, I managed to get through the evening without beating it — or Karl — up, but it was a close call. Reason being (apart from raging hormones), I couldn’t get… read more →

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