Woops

Note to self, don’t neglect a server for that long!

My decision to perform a years worth of updates didn’t really work out very well when mixed with the decision to update PHP. The result was a lot of undesirable behaviour.

Annoyingly after doing so, I was using a project to check that everything was still running whilst completely forgetting that said project was hosted elsewhere… (Awkward).

Anyway, after a few hours and a little patience, everything’s now running on a shiny new instance and performing pleasantly. Let’s keep it that way!

Doesn’t time fly.

Bloody hell, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. Awkward. I changed jobs back in December, moving down to Cornwall, and as I’m sure you can imagine it’s been a busy few months. I’m now finding myself with enough time to get back into the swing of things.

There’s a few smaller projects I’ve got in the works, as well as a growing number of legacy projects that could do with an upgrade and a lick of paint. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some of these sorted soon, and out the way, so I’ve the chance the work on something new.

Anyway, that’s all for now. As you were.

Zizim – Status Update

I re-designed the interface for Zizim back in May, and the original plan way to implement the new design into the existing PHP build. I got to a stage where it was nearly finished, but I made the decision to re-build the backend using Ruby on Rails because the end-result would be a clean codebase and a strong foundation for the API which I will be releasing at the same time.

The build is nearing completion, and will be released over the next week or two.

All of the previously shortened URL’s and aliases will be retained. Hooray!

Welcome to the Apple Developer Program

I’m a little surprised it’s taken me this long, but I’ve finally joined the Apple Developer Program. Now I’m starting to spend a little time on some small personal applications, it was the right time to acquire a membership. I’ve nearly completed a small project I’ve been working on, so hopefully I’ll be able to release it shortly.

Watch this iSpace.

 

ZTE Open C (FirefoxOS)

I’ve wanted a device that runs FirefoxOS for as long as I can remember, I’m very intrigued about the whole ‘HTML5 based’ operating system. The specs of previous devices have been a little too lacklustre for me, but when I came across the ZTE Open C it was in my eyes a great spec for the low price of £69. So, I took the plunge and purchased one.

I could have just used the simulator, but I don’t think that would have been a fair comparison between it and my other devices.

I’m spending some time working with Cordova (Phonegap) at the moment, and will be releasing a few applications using it for FirefoxOS.

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Paul Walker, 1973 – 2013.

Following the tragic death of Paul Walker, and Roger Rodas, the response from his fans, family and friends has been nothing short of astounding. One of the best tributes I’ve seen for Paul, is the one produced by Universal Studios (Fast and Furious). The song chosen and the range of clips picked from the Fast and Furious films gel together perfectly to form something both touching and from the heart. It doesn’t matter how many times I watch it, it’s fantastic every time. If you haven’t seen it, it’s easily worth two minutes of your time.

RIP Gents.