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New Print and Post service

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Hi All, I’ve just launched a new service called Post This For Me.  It’s a print and post service.  What does that mean?  It means if you’ve got a letter you want to send and you don’t want to go through the hassle of printing out and posting a letter yourself, you can upload the […]

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The future of desktop computers

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Was thinking about the future of desktop computing after watching fourcast on twit.tv I believe that desktop computing won’t be around in the future.  I believe that desktops will evolve into servers, although we may still call them desktops.  They may end up living underneath your TV or you may rent one from a server […]

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How vital the development of Siri is…

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I have just watched Steven Frys free podcast on iTunes live from the Covent Garden Apple Store, where he speaks about his love of language.  It made me think about how vitally important the development of ‘conversational computing’ is.  If language affected our evolution to such an extent that we were separated from all other […]

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PHP driven Twitter Feed at Long Haired Media

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I’ve just added a twitter feed to my homepage at for my web design business in Lincoln.  There are a couple of reasons I’ve done this, not only is it good for my followers to see what I’ve been up too and to see some nice twitter integration on my site, I think it will […]

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Starting work on the Long Haired Media Website

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Well all. I said I was gonna try to go it alone. Well I handed in my notice at work and I leave on Wednesday. Got 250 flyers and 250 business cards printed to distribute Thursday. Should be fun! Starting work on the Long Haired Media website today, which is going to become the web […]

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iPad 2 upgrade

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Should I upgrade to the iPad 2? Well I’ve been thinking about it. Since the iPad 2 launch I’ve gotten right into using my iPad again after using the MacBook air quite extensively. Obviously the macbook air kicks the pants off the iPad for programming and general computer type work but I find the iPad […]

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iOS objective C programming

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Going to start looking at my iphone/ipad programming books again tomorrow.  Finished the Objective C book I’d been reading over christmas before I started back to work but since then haven’t actually been able to get back into it.  Definitely think it’s the time to start these two newer books I’ve got.  Once I get […]

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RSS XML Character Nightmare

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Spent much of the day today trying to create an RSS feed with PHP.  Nightmare Scenario as PHP doesn’t seem to include a function for parsing text for ‘not allowed’ characters in XML.  The html_entities() function is fine but for the more unusual characters like trademarks and curly quotes it misses and the others it […]

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Earning Money

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After many years working for myself as a sound engineer, getting work when I needed to and working as hard or as long as I wish, I’ve had to resign myself to getting a proper job, so I’ve been working as a web developer for the last 3 months.  Due to necessity really for many […]