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Bloody hosting providers

Choosing a hosting provider can be a difficult process, especially when you’re on a budget. I’m heavily involved with ewelike, a product information and price-comparison site that we’re slowly improving as we integrate more price and information feeds. Of course

Posted in Rant, Servers

PHP grievance number 1

There’s a lot to hate about PHP. Maybe that’s harsh: nothing’s perfect, every language has it’s strength and weaknesses, and noone ever suggested using PHP for everything. Bearing that in mind, I’m using PHP daily, and you get used to

Posted in PHP, Rant

Amazon’s bizarre “Free HDMI cable” deal

Sony don’t include an HDMI cable with the UK’s PlayStation 3 console (40GB version). But, if you buy it from Amazon, they’ll give you an HDMI cable free – if you ask for it. As Jacob Nielsen (usability expert) said:

Posted in Rant

UK Petition: Ban the Bog Troll

Officially known as bathroom attendants, the bog troll lurks in bars and clubs, interrupting customers’ casual hygiene routine by obstructing sinks and hand-dryers and extorting money for performing such mundane tasks as turning on taps and distributing paper towels. The

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How to skip DVD intros

No-one enjoys the force-fed FBI, F.A.C.T. and Copyright propaganda on DVDs. Thankfully, there are ways of skipping them.

Posted in Rant, Tip