These are the ramblings of a software engineer that likes PHP, Mountain Biking and Korean Kung Fu (and just about anything else tech related).
Last week, mostly out of curiosity, I asked the PHP community (via my twitter followers) which frameworks they have used in the last 2 or 3 years. I wanted to get some idea on which ones were popular "now".
This is just a quick post about the steps taken to update Ubuntu 13.10 server to protect against the heartbleed vulnerability.
This is mainly just a reminder of a few template and other settings that I like to apply for my netbeans configuration.
Apple made some changes to how Mail.app handles gmail accounts with the latest update in Mavericks, and I've been putting up with a few bugs every since. So I finally got round to finding a solution I am happy with...
If you've been a developer in any language for more than a day, then hopefully you have already learned a lesson - **globals are bad!!** However, I have also seen a lot of online bashing of static classes/methods and singletons, using the same arguments that are used against globals. Are they really that bad?
After this months [preston codejo](http://codejo.wordpress.com/) about Statsd and Graphite, I managed to get it installed with some tinkering earlier this week. I hit a few quirks in the online docs, along the way, so decided to put together a quick summary specific to Ubuntu 13.04
Reflecting back on a post I made in February, and after getting a bit of inspiration from the php-fig mailing list, I have decided upon a summer project... Getting my own code in order!
After an 18 month gap where I kept missing gradings for one reason or another, I have finally advanced to 3rd Geup - Red Belt.
The short version - 100% geek! I love everything tech related, and I'm a freelance PHP web developer and software consultant.
I've been playing around with computers for a long time. I can remember we got a Commodore 64 when I was around 8 or 9, and I wrote out this program to make the balloon fly across the screen. Although I got the code from the "Complete Commodore 64" book shown, not the one the PDF links to. (Cover inspired by Tron much?)
Ahh, Nostalgia... They don't make it like they used to! Not much PEEKing and POKEing going on round here now.