Updating Chromium on Debian 6 (Squeeze)

by Paul Joyce

Switching between Ubuntu and Debian machines, you notice the benefits of both system OS’ quite quickly. The first major thing you’ll probably have noticed with Debian 6 (Squeeze) is that its bundled with Chromium. After a bit of use though, you’ll also notice how unstable Chromium is. Lots of web pages freezing up, tabs not […]

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Clarification of Instagram’s T&C’s

by Paul Joyce

Earlier this week I’m sure most people heard about Instagram’s new terms and conditions document being released. The short of its legal rambling nature, it sounded like they’re legally preparing themselves to be able to sell your photos, without your consent or a penny of compensation. Well at 10pm on the 18th of December, they […]

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Whats new in WordPress 3.5

by Paul Joyce

This week we finally got our hands on version 3.5 of the WordPress CMS. It was way back in the middle of June that we saw the previous release, ‘Green’ version 3.4, boasting new Twitter integration etc. So what new features does ‘Elvin’ version 3.5 give us? Here’s a quick review of some of the […]

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Font Rendering Explained

by Paul Joyce

One aspect of web design that still limits everyday, is the horrendously poor choice of fonts we have at our finger tips. With only a handful of truly system universal fonts at our disposal, its not a surprise that font delivery systems such as Font Squirrel or TypeKit have appeared to fill in the holes. But […]

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Learning LESS: Nesting Rules

by Paul Joyce

So you’ve managed to complete the simple LESS setup, written a few variable declarations, even used some of the built in functions to calculate new stylesheet colours… but you’re still writing line after line of code. Is there something in LESS to simplify the amount you’re writing? Yes… thanks to nested rules! Ever seen something […]

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Learning LESS: Maths + Colour Functions

by Paul Joyce

Continuing from my previous article on setting up LESS to improve your stylesheet efficiency and control, this week I’ll be covering the use of operators and pre-built functions within LESS. If you remember correctly we can declare variables like: If you read the previous tutorial on variables, that shouldn’t be anything new. Mathmetical operators in […]

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How to upgrade Ubuntu to 12.10 – Quetzal

by Paul Joyce

The Quantal Quetzal release date, 18th October 2012, has been and gone, which means we can all upgrade Ubuntu to version 12.10, whoop! Sadly being super busy with work I’ve only just got round to doing it. Quetzal is largely an update to tackle graphical user interface changes, such as iconography, typography and the menu […]

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TBBT Flash Mob & Les Miserables Vid

by Paul Joyce

On this day, the 16th of November 2012, is the sun shining? Are the birds tweeting and the children playing in the streets? Unlikely, its cold and dull outside! Alas though the weekend is nearly here and I’ve put together a few more videos and pictures to cheer away those last few working hours of the […]

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Salting passwords – how & why?

by Paul Joyce

Our lives are now run by passwords. We’re forced to remember more passwords everyday it seems. How can developers secure passwords more securely? Why is salting passwords important and how does using salts improve the strength of stored passwords? Consider this; what happens if the online store you run is hacked and all your customers details lifted? Hopefully all […]

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Facebook’s confirmation code too long? [Fix]

by Paul Joyce

In the ever continuing saga of people not being able to use their SMS confirmation code from Facebook, a user of mine has submitted a solution on one specific bug; how to get the 8 digit SMS confirmation code to fit into the 6 character field. The code they send you is normally 6 digits long, which is […]

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