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How NOT to build a Facebook application

This evening I took a look at a Facebook application built for Big Yellow Self Storage called Big Yellow Competitions. I was taking a look at how it was built and what systems they had empl...

FTP CMS

For a while now I have been using a basic FTP system called Surreal CMS, this service connects via FTP to your web host pulls the page you want to edit down and then allows you to edit it, when you do...

My .tel Info Extension on Firefox

Last week I finally got around to porting the .tel Chrome extension I made to Firefox, unlike the Chrome extension this took a whole day to figure out but I can see why. Chrome extensions offer a ver...

Frameworks - Code Igniter

For the past 10+ years I have been building websites and I have always built them from scratch, a few years ago I discovered javascript frameworks and have been a big fan of jQuery ever since but the...

My .tel Google Chrome Extension

I mentioned in a previous post that I am planning on pursuing a career as a freelance developer, in order to make this work I need more experience using different technologies and systems so I am curr...

Trip List for Facebook

A few years ago when I was organising trips for the University mountaineering club and wanted a better way to collect peoples names for climbing weekends I decided to build the trip list a...

Privacy & ID Cards

Earlier in the week I went to London to apply for a UK Identity Card. I have wanted one for over a year but it was only at the beginning of the month that they opened them up to the whole population r...

The cost of a sign

How much would you spend on a sign or a series of signs covering a university campus? A couple of thousand? How about £700,000? [caption id="attachment_366" align="alignright" width="200" caption="La...

Personal Tracking Device

After posting that a personal tracking device wasn't feasible because of power consumptions issues it got me thinking, is it? I haven't worked this out yet so as I write this I genuinely don't know i...

Car GPS System

My latest project is a GPS system for my car, thats so last you I hear you all saying, but wait its not a navigation system but a replacement for the speedometer and a tracking system. I use a regula...