My family has recently been emailing and texting round as we sort getting presents for everyone – making sure they get something they want whilst not getting two of the same thing â€¦ shouldn’t there be an app for that?
You would think a basic rule for CV websites is if is a candidate hasn’t logged in for over a year then assume the data is out of date and flag it or remove it.
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”
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”
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.
I’ve always wondered what commit messages say about a coder – so inspired by Creepy, I decided to find out.
Contact us forms on websites allow the user to fill in the form, and the contents are emailed back to the site owner. I often see people put the address the user gives as the “From” field in the email – here is why you shouldn’t do that.
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.
I, and many others, are interested in volunteering our time and skills. So how does that work when your skills are computer stuff – anything from teaching social media to programming or system administration?