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A Quick and Easy Way to a Cleaner, More Readable Wikipedia

A Quick and Easy Way to a Cleaner, More Readable Wikipedia

Isn’t Wikipedia amazing? Yeah, it’s the butt of jokes about people not researching stuff properly but if you stop and think about it, it’s an incredible thing. A repository of huge swathes of human knowledge, available to (almost) all, for free, any time of day or night, in a whole bunch of different languages and dialects. Truly awesome. One area… read more →

xip.io + MAMP Pro = Super-Easy Local Network Testing

xip.io + MAMP Pro = Super-Easy Local Network Testing

I’m sure I don’t need to extol the virtues of working locally via MAMP Pro. One thing that has always annoyed me though is that to test on devices other than my main box, I’d have to either upload the files to a server or fiddle with something like DynDNS. Recently though, I discovered xip.io. It’s a neat little service… read more →

Using Bitbucket for Automated Deployment of Multiple Repositories

Using Bitbucket for Automated Deployment of Multiple Repositories

I’ve recently started using Bitbucket as a kind of off-site backup for my Git repos - it works beautifully with SourceTree as you can have all commits pushed to the “origin” repo by default. Lovely. Usually I work locally with MAMP, pushing updates to a staging server if I need to show the client or something. Before now, I did… read more →

Blog Post Amnesty

Blog Post Amnesty

Hello there. It’s been a while. After a promising start to 2012, sadly my good intentions to post more fell by the wayside as other commitments piled up. After a while, I’d lost the momentum that I’d built up in the first quarter of the year, so even though I kept thinking to myself that I really should do a… read more →

Darker Inactive Tabs in Chrome for Mac

Darker Inactive Tabs in Chrome for Mac

I've recently made the switch from Firefox to Chrome as my default browser and by and large I'm very happy with the decision. One thing that was niggling me though was that when you have a lot of tabs open, it can be tricky to tell which tab is active. I tried playing with some of the available themes but… read more →

CodeIgniter Conference 2012

CodeIgniter Conference 2012

I love CodeIgniter. So when I found out there was a two-day conference dedicated to it in my home town, it frankly would have been rude not to have turned up. Codeigniter Conference 2012 (or CICONF, from now on) featured talks from people like Phil Sturgeon, Jamie Rumbelow and Harro 'WanWizard' Verton, who should be familiar to anyone who's worked… read more →

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Friends & Influences

  1. Aching Brain
  2. Andy Budd
  3. Anthony Killeen
  4. Ben Everard
  5. Cameron Moll
  6. Dan Cederholm
  7. Dan Mall
  8. Dave Shea
  9. Elliot Jay Stocks
  10. Jamie Knight
  11. Jamie Rumbelow
  12. Jason Santa Maria
  13. Jeff Croft
  14. Jeffrey Zeldman
  15. Jeremy Keith
  16. Jon Hicks
  17. Khoi Vinh
  18. Mark Boulton
  19. Matt Croucher
  20. Nocturnal Monkey
  21. Sarah Parmenter
  22. Shaun Inman
  23. Simon Collison
  24. Tim Van Damme
  25. Toby Howarth