These are the ramblings of a software engineer that likes PHP, Mountain Biking and Korean Kung Fu (and just about anything else tech related).
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.
PHP has come a long way in recent years, especially in areas and improvements to its OO implementations. But as developers, do we still think in terms of procedures and primitives?
For about the last 4 weeks, i have had this ridiculous melon headed "get ripped quick" adert down the right hand side of my facebook pages, so I thought I'd have a look at what you can do about it.
Over 160 cities took part in this years [Global Day of Code Retreat](http://globalday.coderetreat.org/), and I joined the party with over 30 developers in Media City, Salford for a spot of "Mute, Evil, Ping Pong". :-)
I have been setting up a load balanced cluster for a recent PHP project that uses MongoDB, and have completed all the hard work of getting a replica set up and running, so we wanted to use it for session storage too (So we don't have to use sticky connections on the load balancer).
Normally, learning something new can be tough. You need to find the time to research, and without some real life project to use the technology on, you can quickly get bored writing Hello World! or shopping basket examples. Fortunately, just a...
I decided a little while ago that I wanted a RepRap 3D printer so that I could experiment with some of my own gadget ideas. My initial thoughts were to buy a kit, so that I could just get up and running as quickly as possible. However, after quite a...
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.