If you've been wondering what I've been up to of late, the answer can be found over at Rambling Man where I've just relaunched the site.
Posts about "web development"
Linklokipn is a PHP script that handles the integration with PayPal and the delivery of digital files from your server to the customer.
The Oystercard website – exposing the underbelly of your technology is not necessarily what’s best for your users
I've learned that the Oystercard website is quite bad for tracking all this stuff - a fact that amazes me.
Looking back at Fancy a Brew over the years is a bit like taking a time machine and exploring the past. So pop on those old fashioned clothes and prepare to head back to 1997...
I have a slight worry that I'm turning in to one of those people who starts projects and then never finishes them. You know the kind. You start with lofty ambitions, kick it all off and then, somewhere down the line, get distracted and never finish.
Hmm. Methinks this is less Daily Links and more monthly links! Giant Chinese ‘straddle bus’ drives over traffic Bonkers idea or genius new way at tackling congestion? You decide. Call to improve password security – BBC News Apparently we need to make passwords longer because shorter ones will be easily cracked. But frankly sod the cracking – people already struggle with passwords and if we make them longer, then people are going to struggle to remember them. Case in point – me. Halifax recently changed their online login requiring brand new "memorable data". They then pick three letters. The data they had me use is so long that to get the three letters I have to write down the password on a Post It note… It really is time the password died and something easier to use took its place. Why the US keeps minting coins people hate and won’t use – BBC News Apparently in the USA they're making dollar coins people won't use because they prefer notes. Personally I can't imagine still having a pound note in the UK – my wallet would just be full of paper… What makes a place worthy of World Heritage status? –... View Article
As I mentioned yesterday, I've been having a bit of a spring clean of my website and archiving several areas of content. It took me quite a while to come up with my arching strategy so I thought I'd share what I decided to do.
For the last few months we've been evaluating Planet Bods and how we look to work for the future. As such, we're here today to announce the results of the Planet Bods Strategy Review.
For some reason I haven’t got round to posting links recently so they’ve been sitting around in Delicious just waiting for me to get my backside in gear. So here goes… Why don’t more restaurants do this?- 90 Percent of Everything What? Put on the bill the cost per person? Bonkers. It'll never take off… Old and resistant to change? Why embeddable fonts make me nervous… – Martin Belam’s currybetdotnet blog "I'm sure there were people complaining that the introduction of <font color="blue"> in HTML 3.2 would unleash anarchy…" Well it did. For a bit anyway. That crass and overly commercial cycle hire logo – MayorWatch "I’m sure we’re all very grateful to the shareholders of Barclays for spending some of their marketing budget on slapping their logo all over the bikes and uniforms of staff but frankly this new roundel (pictured) brings crass commercialism crashing down to whole new levels of bad. […] Allowing the roundel – a true icon of London – to be absorbed into a glorified advert like this is pretty crass. Sadly, in order to show you how bad it is I need to display it on the site otherwise it wouldn’t get screen space."... View Article
GTmetrix – Website Speed and Performance Optimization For all the web developers out there in the hood, this is quite a nice tool that helps you optimise your website for faster loading. Judged on the results, this site isn't too bad already although it's given me some ideas to help just shave away a little at the speed, and you'll start seeing the results as I slowly replace some of the almost unmaintainable code that's running this site at the minute. Don't expect it to make a drastic change to the way you view Planet Bods, but overall it will make some small differences. 6 Music closure ‘defies belief’, says music industry | Media | guardian.co.uk "The BBC's own charter makes crystal clear that the corporation is specifically tasked with stimulating creativity and cultural excellence. It defies belief, therefore, that the BBC is proposing to close a radio station that excels at doing exactly this, particularly when 6 Music's audience is growing in leaps and bounds and virtually the entire UK music community is united in support of it." Boris Johnson urges Londoners to grow food in coffee cups – Wimbledon Guardian Pah. Rubbish. An old hiking boot is much... View Article