Amends and expansions

| February 28, 2012

Making a few tweaks to the code for the search in the game, so that users will be able to search even if their pockets are full, they just can’t take anything. An extra bit will be needed to click on events when they occur to interact with them, so highspeed clicking through the beach […]

Hatchery and game

| February 27, 2012

I’m rather happy. There was only one problem with the game over the weekend, a login issue. For an alpha that only just went into testing one bug isn’t bad. And it wasn’t my code! The login database, the only thing I didn’t create because I have a longstanding string/array preference, had a corruption problem […]

Voice control?

| February 23, 2012

tESTING OUT – sorry, testing out a freeware voice control mod for web navigation. The basics are fine, but there are a few glitches. On Squidoo’s control panel is actually easier to go directly to a workshop that try to negotiate through the mouseovers that make the links visible.I’ll update if I can get this […]

Game into alpha

| February 21, 2012

This is a spin-off of another project I was working on, which ran into a (temporary) deadend – the hoster doesn’t have the right modules installed. While we wait on the ticket to get that fixed, I put this together.’s a fairly basic collection game, with a few easter eggs. Collect items on the […]

Pinterest Links

| February 9, 2012

Pinterest just hit the news and not in a good way.What Affiliates and Merchants should know about PinterestPinterest Modifying User Submitted PinsBasically, Pinterest are modifying user’s submitted pins to add affiliate links. Now monetising links site-wide is fine, if you tell people. Overwriting users’ own affiliate links with your own on the other hand, is […]


| February 8, 2012

Yep, I just joined zurker. It’s a new social network where users are also owners. So far it hasn’t done the Facebook or Google thing of asking for too many personal details. I’ve left most of my profile blank – I don’t discuss my hobbies or interests with people I work with face to face, […]

A cynical and cheesed-off morning.

| February 8, 2012

I’m facing today with a feeling of extreme cynicism.Squidoo want me to change my lens images to 250×250 squares. I’ve carefully sizes the rectangles to fit in most cases. Product Images can’t change size, and the chances of me getting the rights to images in that format for some of my other topics are 0. […]

Websites, networks and more

| February 6, 2012

A new social network, a new articles site, new this, new that and new the other. I’m not going to be really picking up on these for a while, since today is likely to be bugfixing. This morning we fixed a small database issue with the Squidoo science pages. This afternoon I have a bug […]