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Archive for Computers

Ajax Crawling with PHP and Curl?

I apologise now if I put off some of the more general readers with this post, but I’ve struck upon a bit a problem! I have some automated code that I wrote using PHP and Curl, that retrieves a mountain of information from a website, does some statistical analysis on it and then presents me with a nice little report (having inserted the data into a MySQL database). It’s wonderful – to do the process manually would take maybe 2-3 hours every day, as it is I wake up to a nice report sat in my inbox everyday with all the information in it. Now I have a problem, the website that I crawl to get this information is converting… Continue reading »

by Keiron on November 29th, 2008 | PHP | 10 Comments » |

Photoshop – on Reflection (Whoops!)

I really need to play with Photoshop/The Gimp more, as I’ve got tonnes of photos that would probably look loads better with a little editing. But a must read recently has become PsD Photoshop Disasters. A couple of brilliant reflection posts recently have been: Pitch Black full movie Take a look it’s well worth subscribing to!

by Keiron on October 24th, 2008 | Software | No Comments » |

Computer Errors – Keyboard Failure

The most ridiculous computer error I’ve seen in some time (on my PC I hasten to add!): And Then There Were None divx

by Keiron on October 23rd, 2008 | Computers | 2 Comments » |

Mozilla Prism!

I was reading John’s blog today and spotted a link to Mozilla Labs. I’ve always liked some of the Google Labs projects and an avid fan of both Firefox and Thunderbird – so what better way to see some of the things that Mozilla have got on their minds. I’ve only read about one project before I’ve started typing, but already it strikes me a something remarkably simple but such a good idea! Prism notes that: Personal computing is currently in a state of transition. While traditionally users have interacted mostly with desktop applications, more and more of them are using web applications. But the latter often fit awkwardly into the document-centric interface of web browsers. And they are surrounded… Continue reading »

by Keiron on October 21st, 2008 | Programming | 8 Comments » |

It's Deceased!

It’s not sycin’! It’s passed on! This router is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet it’s maker! It’s a doorstop! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed it to the shelf it’d be propping open the door! It’s routing tables are now ‘istory! It’s a chunk of metal! It’s kicked the bucket, it’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-ROUTER!! Ahh… I feel so much better! What am I talking about? – My router that’s what! My Netgear DG834Gv2 has faithfully served myself and the business for many years (it’s quite a mature router), never so much… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 17th, 2008 | Hardware | 2 Comments » |

Google Chrome : First Impressions

OK, I resisted it a little bit, but I finally went and downloaded Google Chrome…. Interesting that it’s only available for Windows first and not Mac, but Google must figure that market is already sewn up by Safari on the Mac (mind you the way Apple keep offering me Safari with iTunes it must be on half of Windows users machines by now – anyone know how I stop that?!). 475kB download??? I assumed it was quick because I’m on the corporate network and it’s probably in the cache but that will be quick on almost any connection – I’m suspecting it downloads more stuff as it installs? Installation is a couple of clicks and it’s away… Interestingly at work… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 3rd, 2008 | Browsers | 9 Comments » |

Auntie Spam

.!. I’m always loathed to just click the “Delete All” in my Akismet Spam box – just in case there’s something there I really would like to read, or even edit to make into quality content. However I really can’t face piling through pages and pages of spam with links to all manner of things… Then I found Auntie Spam, a script that works with GreaseMonkey in Firefox (you should already have GreaseMonkey installed if you’re using the Google Reader timesaving preview. Apparently: Akismet Auntie Spam is a kind old lady who will come to your house and give it a thorough cleaning. She’s not afraid of the dark corners, particularly the spam inbox because she knows exactly how to… Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 17th, 2008 | Wordpress | 3 Comments » |