C Cubed – A Caffeinated Religion

Posted on January 26, 2014

Once upon a time a few years back I created an amusing variant of the Lord's Prayer based around the idea of coffee. After a recent discussion with my good friend Ant, I resurrected it and am bringing it back to life from my old and  mostly dead WordPress account. So without further ado, enjoy!So I managed to spark a little bit of amusement among my friends the other day, by adapting the lords prayer into a prayer about Coffee. Now to those ...

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End of Year Clean Up

Posted on December 28, 2013

So 2013 is coming to an end and boy has it been one hell of a year, I'm glad it's coming to an end though and I'm looking forward to an awesome start in 2014. Should be a great year!So a brief summary of the end of this year, and the plans for the new!Moved over a lot of old Blog content to this one Started a sweet new Job over at LiberoNet in Warrington. A really cool Web Development agency and I love it there Moved into my own ...

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Breaking Out – Starcraft 2 Invitational

Posted on November 15, 2013

So a colleague and friend of mine called Ravi is producing something pretty cool for StarCraft 2 right now, called the Breakout Invitational. I have to give him a massive amount of props here for throwing together a pretty amazing tournament that follows on the back of a regular web series he has been streaming called Breaking Out which is focused on players in the NA scene who are borderline Pro players, and the goal of this tournament is to ...

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Life Developments

Posted on November 6, 2013

So the past couple of months have been pretty busy for me all in all with a lot of things going on. Obvious starting point though is that this site has gotten a pretty huge overhaul. Collapsing my old blog into the actual domain and giving it a fresh new look. I can't deny that it was in a bit of a need of an overhaul, and while there is still work to be done on the site. I'm pretty happy with the direction that it is going in.Next up. I ...

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Why I never want to develop for Android

Posted on November 6, 2013

Allow me to preface this entry by stating first and foremost, that I love Android. I think it's pretty awesome, open source development is awesome and it is always a worthwhile endeavor to take part in, not to mention the huge diversity of devices that are available that can run it.But that's where I have to stop, and take stock. From a personal perspective, I never ever want to develop anything for Android ever again. The run of hardware ...

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SOPA was a Kitten compared to ACTA

So it turns out that our governments are duplicitous creatures and apparently entirely in the deep pockets of the entertainment industry. Today I am thoroughly disgusted with the UK, which has agreed to ratify Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Fortunately we still have some time, as the issue still needs to be voted in the European parliament, and if it fails there, it fails globally.The Disgusting Circumvention of Politics Now ...

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Asynchronous Web Applications are the Future

Posted on January 25, 2012

Given the prevalence of Jquery and Ajax request capabilities in modern web design, I’m still surprised by the amount of websites that still rely on the request -> retrieve format of web design.We all know that speed matters on the web, and delays in getting information, or while waiting for a page to load can have a huge effect on the users experience and can sometimes drive traffic away from a website.But with the technology ...

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The SOPA Aftermath: What’s next?

Posted on January 24, 2012

So after a brilliant Web Rally across the world, with multiple sites going dark for the day, (including Wikipedia, Wired, even Google had a black sash) the SOPA and PIPA bills have been shelved for a while at least. I am still proudly showing my stance on internet censorship by keeping the banner in the top right, for at least a while longer and that will stay there until Jan 24th.But now people we need to consider what’s next. And ...

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Global Injustice and the Death of a Programmer

After having read this wonderful article on Mashable, I must admit I have become a raging cauldron of fury. To think that in this modern day and age, that this kind of human rights abuses can still go on sickens me to my very core.In essence for those of you that haven’t looked at the article in question, the story is that of one programmer, by the name of Saeed Malekpour.Malekpour has been sentenced to death in Iran for the crime ...

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A requiem for the Desktop Application

Cloud apps are making a strong headway on the desktop application front. And it doesn't surprise me in all fairness. The ability to get at your data or documents, anywhere at any time is a pretty attractive prospect in my book. Especially given the number of offices I work out of, not having to carry around large external hard drives or masses of thumb drives is a pretty useful. Everything is becoming so App-centric. Web apps, with the required ...

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