Porting old ASP/Access code to PHP/MySQL

I’ve been trying to rationalise my websites a bit recently, and in particular finally put into mothballs what was probably my first website. The site was first written in about 1999(!), and some of the code hasn’t changed very much since then. The only part that is still really being used is a football prediction…

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Bedside Clock v3.0.1.0 for WP7 release notes

A minor, mainly bug fix release to our Bedside Clock for WP7 app has finally made it through the release process into the wild. This change should hopefully fix some of the very occasional crashes being reported by the WIndows Phone Dev Center when the local weather forecast is being loaded. Other than a few minor cosmetic changes…

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From Bing To Skype

After working on Bing for as long as it’s been in existence – I was there back in the “Windows Live Search” days – I’ve now taken a position with the Skype team in London. It will be a big change for me, and I’ll really miss working with some of the smartest people I’ve…

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It’s been a while…

… as for various reasons I’ve not been posting on here for a while – mainly because I’ve been sating my writing urges on a couple of separate blogs: Brave Location blog – my personal technical blog where I’ve been letting an expectant world know what I’ve been up tp Something New Every Day –…

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Adventures in Posterous template design

I’ve got several blogs than run on Posterous – including this one – but to be honest the default templates are all a little dull. Therefore I thought I’d have a go at building my own fully customised template. Now as you can see I’m no designer, but I am reasonably pleased with the results…

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Updating my Chrome extension to manifest version 2

I got an email from Google saying I needed to update the manifest for my “Bing Translate” Chrome extension – which turned out to be slightly trickier than I thought. According to the depreciation guide, developers need to update the manifest file that describes the extension properties to version 2 reasonably soon – although to…

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Making a JQuery Slideshow

I’ve been trying to learn more about JQuery recently, and had an opportunity to try to figure out how to make a slideshow on my friend Josie’s web site. Josie has been trying to show how she paints her fantastic pictures by taking a photo every hour during the creation process. We’ve been thinking for…

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Moving from Mercurial to Git

For a while now I’ve been keeping my personal code repositories on BitBucket – which I’m really happy with – and using Mercurial as my source control tool of choice. However since Bitbucket started also supporting Git – and that’s what all the cool kids seem to be using nowadays – I’d thought I’d switch…

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A new app a month? Who was I kidding!

At the start of the year I set myself the ambitious task of trying to ship an app a month for the whole of 2012. Seeing as it’s the start of June and I can just about at a stretch say I’ve “shipped” two projects I think we can safely say this isn’t going to…

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Shipped Weight Tracker Facebook App

It’s now nearly at the end of February and it’s abundantly clear that it’s really hard to keep shipping apps at the rate of one a month whilst working in the evenings 🙁 Anyway, what I have done this month – which I’m going to claim in a loophole sort of way – is shipped…

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