WebDD07 in review

I went to WebDD Conference 07 at the Microsoft Campus in Reading today. This post records my overall impressions, and is also my first attempt at an hReview, which is something I've been meaning to try out for a while. I'm going to do a review of each… more »

Adding discoverable RSS feeds to phpBBPlus

Last week I added RSS feeds to a forum I help manage. It wasn't too difficult, or even that original, but I thought I'd document it here in case I have to do it again :) First step is to get an RSS feed set up. I used the naklon.info mod - it's self… more »

Fixing blo.gs ping in b2evo

I noticed that the b2evolution ping feature has been failing for blo.gs for some time, looks like some other folk have encountered the same problem. I looked up the blo.gs ping documentation and discovered they've recently unified the ping service with… more »

More little buttons of sharing

In an earlier post, I described how I added 'share on reddit' and 'share on delicious' buttons to my b2evo skin. Today I spent some time cleaning up and adding new buttons for Digg and Ma.gnolia. I noticed on Arto Bendiken's blog his 'sharing buttons… more »

Scrobbling with Audacious on Fedora Core 5

I've gotten quite into last.fm in recent weeks. It's a very well put together site, and can provide excellent background music once it's built up some opinion of your tastes. I'd mostly been using it from my laptop and in my bedroom, both places wher… more »

MySQL 4: Specified key was too long; max key length is 1000 bytes

I've been upgrading the intranet server at work today, previously it was running Red Hat 9.0 which even the Fedora Legacy Project will be dropping support for at the end of the year. So on Friday I installed Centos 4.4 on a nice new hard drive and I spe… more »

DevelopMentor Connected Systems Roadshow - Day Two

So, on to day two of the Connected Systems Roadshow, when I did the 'Building Next-Generation Secure & Robust ASP.Net Applications'. This was mostly presented by Dominick Baier, with a section on WWF by Mike Taulty. Dominick was a very knowledgea… more »