Categories: "Tech & Web"

Apple vs The Bloggers

Not that I'm likely to be posting any trade secrets myself, or that a ruling in a California court is likely to offer me much protection here in London, or that I really believe I fit the definition of 'journalist' implied by the appeal court (which, no… more »

But we know what we want!

An excellent analogy to explain requirements analysis to non-techies. more »

London Javascript Night

This was an excellent evening, not least because I won a prize! I particularly enjoyed Simon Willison's talk and also Leo & Leon's, as well as Dan Webb's DOMBuilder framework. more »

Jeff Barr (Amazon Web Services) in London - May 15th!

"When you think about Web Services you think about Amazon. And that's how good a job Jeff Barr, web services evangelist at Amazon, does! Speaking in London on May 15th, for one night only, we're fortunate to have Jeff presenting on their stable of Web… more »

Audigy 2 working in FC5!

Decided to have a proper go at getting my Audigy working in Fedora Core 5 this evening. A bit of googling led me to the linked blog post which in turn led me to the solution. Basically ignore the sound card detection applet in Gnome - it seems to disab… more »

E17 on SuSE 10

You can also get eyecandy for SuSE - instructions for installing at the above URL. I did have a small problem getting the menu generator to work - it kept falling over on ksim.desktop, but I just moved that file temporarily and it worked fine after that… more »

E17 on FC5

Enlightenment version 17 is getting close to completion - it is mostly useable as an every day desktop anyway, and it looks just beautiful. There is a repo for Fedora at this location which makes installation as easy as typing 'yum install' with a few a… more »

Opera Mini

I got a new phone yesterday (a Nokia 6680) and I installed Opera Mini on it. It's a browser, written in Java so it can run on nearly any modern phone, and only about 100k in size. It works by connecting to a proxy server which compresses and resizes co… more »

An Introduction to Using Patterns in Web Design

From 37signals, I'm used to seeing patterns used in (abstract) coding environment, but they are useful in a (concrete) visual environment too. more »

Mounting partitions in Gentoo

I've spent a considerable amount of time in the last few days trying to upgrade the kernel on my Gentoo laptop. I had most trouble getting the NVidia drivers working again, but I think that was mostly because I was trying to use the nv framebuffer drive… more »

XOAD: a PHP based AJAX framework

This looks quite interesting, though still at an early stage of development (quite a few of the examples are a bit unreliable). Given the large number of PHP enabled hosting plans in use out there I would think there are a lot of people looking for an e… more »