// 14.Feb.2009

35 Interesting Things About Computers in the Movies

All computers are connected. You can access the information on the villain’s desktop computer, even if it’s turned off.

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// 15.Jan.2009

25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

From CWE/Sans. If you work on software in any capacity, you need to read this.

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// 07.Dec.2008

39 Years Ago

It’s my 39th birthday today. And in other news from 1969…

  • The Internet is born. RFC 1 is published. The first computer-to-computer link is established on Arpanet.
  • Led Zeppelin release their first album.
  • Rock band The Who release Tommy, the first rock opera.
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married in Gibraltar. Give Peace a Chance is recorded. The Beatles perform their last public performance on the roof of Apple Records, the impromptu concert is broken up by the police. The album Abbey Road is released in the UK. John Lennon returns his MBE medal to protest the British government’s support of the U.S. war in Vietnam.
  • Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones drowns in his swimming pool. The Rolling Stones release the classic album Let It Bleed.
  • Apollo 11 lands on the Moon and Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first humans to walk on its surface.
  • The first broadcast of Monty Python’s Flying Circus is transmitted in the UK. Sesame Street, the famous children’s television programme debuts.
  • Capital Punishment is ended in the UK.
  • James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr. Ray would later retract his guilty plea.
  • The Hawker Siddeley Harrier (Jump Jet) enters service with the RAF. The Concorde supersonic airliner breaks the sound barrier for the first time. The Boeing 747 makes its maiden flight.
  • The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.

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// 17.Nov.2008

Programmer’s Cheat Sheets


Photo Credit: “iLove” by julian-

As a programmer/web-designer I dip into a diverse range of programming languages and frameworks. I often find that I get locked into a specific coding grammar/syntax and that it is then difficult to switch to a new one. This is when I find the following cheat sheets invaluable (and indeed comforting).

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// 17.Nov.2008

Link Anthology #2

Due to work and other commitments it’s been a while since I last posted here. In the meantime my RSS client periodically trawled the great ocean of the Internet and landed a rather decent catch of prime linkage. So, without further ado, I present a link anthology - the very best that’s passed before my radar over the last week or so. Continue Reading…

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// 13.Oct.2008

10 Autumn Website Reboot Essentials

It’s that time of year when the trees turn golden, the sun stays close to the horizon and the early morning mist rolls down off the hills. That’s right folks, autumn is here again (fall for our American friends). The days are getting shorter and the nights longer and you’re likely to spend more time indoors than out.

In short, it’s the perfect time to “reboot” your weblog with a new design or feature set. Why not take inspiration from nature’s glorious autumnal colours and refresh your website. To help you along the way, I’ve put together this little list of website design “thingies” that you might want to integrate into an autumn reboot.
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// 21.Sep.2008

10 Smart JavaScript Techniques to Improve Your UI

JavaScript can add a lot of special effects that can really improve the user’s experience. Here are 10 simple and clever JavaScript techniques that add an extra dose of usability to any website.

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// 21.Sep.2008

8 Excellent Resources to Enhance Your WordPress Sidebar

Make your WordPress-powered website even better with these great sidebar widgets.

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// 20.Sep.2008

Favourite Movies

Prompted by Jason Kottke’s recent post about his “Most-rewatched Movies” I list the ten movies that I have watched over and over again (in no particular order).

The Usual Suspects: A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.
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// 13.Sep.2008

10 Principles of the PHP Masters

PHP masters show us the best principles to follow for high-grade PHP programming.

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