Life and everything

| July 22, 2016

Well, I have SQLite working and the prototype is now running entirely off it. Billing and credit allocation is built and ready to be wired in. There’s zero validation of course, but then its still in alpha for the database and I want to be able to update things quickly.My computing time is strictly limited […]

Unexpected coding delays…

| July 4, 2016

Because that is what happens when you get an unexpected corneal abrasion. I’m typing one-eyed because the other one is seeing rainbows and blurs at the moment, and by the time my vision clears, every half an hour, it is time to dump something else into my eye.  Hurts like hell. On the other hand, […]

Out of Alpha…

| June 29, 2016

Well, it seems the prototype went down well. As in, “where’s the beta?” well. Come on guys, I’ve been building for a week. Even I can’t do an entire ad network from back-of-envelop to beta in that time. Be glad you have a working alpha – especially since building the beta means I’m about to […]

Academic theft – against me?

| April 7, 2016

I needed some data on the TJX case, so I went to google, expecting to find a few articles. The first one I found was from the University of Sydney, so I was curious and clicked on it. Oh, I thought, this looks familiar. Yeah. It’s several large chunks of my old squidoo article on […]

Fixing the National Lottery

| March 25, 2016

No, not the draw, the payout system that is badly broken. In the last draw, people who got 3 numbers received £25. Those who got 5 received £15. In total. Not surprisingly there have been a lot of complaints. Camelot are saying they can do nothing about it, which is not true, but they would […]

Jif Lemon Day

| February 9, 2016

Joys of Christmas

| December 23, 2015

Not going to be a good Christmas really. Last year we had a breakout site that was doing really well. This year we have a mess that is dying on its arse, pardon language. In 2015 we put together a roadmap of things to be done. All the work on it for me and in […]

Search Engine issues

| October 20, 2015

So, Google has now added a new feature. Originally in the dim and distant past, Google was a search engine.  Then it started collecting details from users’ searches and serving ads. It could charge more based on these details. So it bought other sites, like youtube, and then tried to make users put everything under […]

Server Woes and silver linings (Pt ii)

| February 26, 2015

(I will explain why this is in two parts further on.)Then I discovered that their site could still be viewed on mobile so off I went. (The site is – don’t know if you can still see the directory structure but why not have a try. And a laugh.)This post is in two parts […]

And a tale of my server woes…

| February 26, 2015

On Tuesday morning I logged in and screamed. My site was displaying php code direct to the web, not rendering it at all. Relichost had notified me earlier this month that they were going to move name servers. That, with an occassional outage as the server re-pointed, I were prepared for. Failing to run the […]