What I got up to at this weekends Moving Targets hackday; replay social media with ShowShift

What I got up to at this weekends Moving Targets hackday; we wrote a system that replays social media buzz as it happened on demand, so if your watching your favourite TV show later than everyone else you can still see everyone’s comments in context. Continue reading “What I got up to at this weekends Moving Targets hackday; replay social media with ShowShift”

See photos from the other side of the world

Months ago, I was at a hack day in Edinburgh, and a team were working on a idea they called black and white. I ended up doing a version of it as a simple webpage.

It was based on color.com, the photo sharing service that shows you photos that others have taken around you. They thought this was daft – after all you know what’s around you, your already there. What you don’t know is what’s at the other side of the world. They wanted a service were you could take a photo, and you would get one back from the other side of the world. Continue reading “See photos from the other side of the world”

Using a custom domain on your service should not mean downtime!

Many web hosting services like DrupalGardens.com and WordPress.com allow you to use your own domain. However, the set up procedure for many of them means that it is impossible to use an existing domain without some kind of downtime.

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Goodbye wordpress.com, why I’m self hosting

I did start this blog on wordpress.com. If your wanting a decent blog with reliable hosting where someone else takes care of all the details, that’s great. But when I tried to purchase a premium service to use a domain name on my blog, I ran into problems and ended up self-hosting.

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