1968 Douglas Engelbart demonstration

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This is a link to the first video in a series of talks given by Douglas Engelbart in 1968. The demonstration is notable due to the massive impact that the...

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1and1 memory_limit issues

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Hosting company 1and1 provide very little memory to run your PHP scripts which can cause issues such as Wordpress plugins failing to unpack or install. A simple solution is to create a custom php.ini file in the...

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Characters mysteriously disappearing from Magento Email Templates

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Today my colleagues and I faced a very strange issue. Adding the most simple of inline CSS styling to a Magento email template resulted in the email breaking further down the page. By breaking, I mean...

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Macbook: The power of Silence

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

For years I have looked on enviably at people who turn up at meetings, or in coffee shops and whip out the latest Macbook Pro and start tapping away on its sleek keys. It was an envy I presumed I'd never...

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Metacritic show how not to do a website redesign

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

This week the CBS owned movie review aggregator website Metacritic got a major facelift. The new design is cleaner and simpler and the dark blue colour scheme has made way for a clearer white and grey...

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Class ‘Imagick’ not found? Install ImageMagick on Windows XP with Apache

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

I recently had a lot of issues installing Image Magick on my local development PC. So I thought I'd share my method of getting it working. When I tries to create a watermark, I received the error message "Class 'Imagick' not found". Installing Image Magick Installing Image Magick on Windows XP (Using PHP version 5.2.x) Firstly, run phpinfo() on your local web server and search for...

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