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29 Jan 2013 15by7: A nice idea spoilt by reality
Super-chunky Twitter pixel art
21 Jan 2013 New Year Link Dump
A quick catch-up list.
30 Nov 2012 Microsoft Surface RT Review
The good, the bad and the ugly.
27 Nov 2012 Catch-up Link Dump
Oodles of URLs from the past few months.
05 Jul 2012 iPhone Photography: olloclip & SloPro
A couple of mini-reviews.
21 May 2012 Mid-May Link Dump
Ns, sea-monkeys, photos, audio, scams, Rambo and more.
16 May 2012 Please Learn To Code… If You Feel Like It
Some thoughts on programming initiatives.
18 Apr 2012 Mid-April Link Dump
Reading, composing, freezing, browsing, fracking and more.
11 Apr 2012 Mobile Browser Testing With Real Devices
A rundown of my current setup.
09 Jan 2012 New Year Link Dump
Restarting, reloading, plotting, puzzling, trolling, testing and more.
07 Dec 2011 Almost-End-Of-Year Link Dump
Smells, tweets, dots, spying, toys, dingbats and more.
07 Nov 2011 Autumn Link Dump
Support, terminals, GIFs, glitches, cosplay and more.
13 Oct 2011 Virtualised Advertising
Marketing via device drivers.
05 Oct 2011 Using MAMP PRO With A Non-Admin Account
A possible workaround for some.
01 Aug 2011 July Link Dump
Handles, screenshots, 1984, wrestling and more.
21 Jun 2011 Midsummer Link Dump
BBSs, geometry, edge, virality, pixels and lots more.
05 May 2011 Post-Easter Link Dump
Books, fonts, hosting, crypts, skulls and misery.
31 Mar 2011 March Link Dump
Climbing, linking, timing, debt collecting, scaling and placeholding.
04 Mar 2011 February Link Dump
Lifeboats, icons, URLs, goo, war and more.
04 Feb 2011 Web Dev Link Dump
Humans, logos, emails, collisions, sprites and more.
19 Jan 2011 New Year Link Dump
Comics, freebies, sounds, motivation, fonts and more.
01 Dec 2010 November Link Dump
Murder, hashes, PSDs, quotes, awards, errors and more.
31 Oct 2010 October Link Dump
Stupidity, handbags, hover, flabbiness, eggs and more.
30 Jul 2010 July Link Dump
Shirts, URLs, martial arts, cows and more.
26 Jul 2010 A New Look for ZenMagick’s Site
Redesign now live.
13 May 2010 Been-Too-Busy-To-Blog Link Dump
Crap, colours, songs, Arnie, Jack and more.
05 May 2010 Flixel Feedback
Mostly positive!
07 Apr 2010 Early April Link Dump
Downloads, zombies, pub lunches, planes, envelopes and more.
10 Mar 2010 HTML As Native File Format For Word Processing
I know I’d use it.
25 Feb 2010 February Link Dump
Rabbits, video, magazines, uploads, hopping and more.
28 Jan 2010 Late January Link Dump
Sci-fi, data, comics, robots, dinosaurs and more.
25 Jan 2010 A New Look for ZenMagick
I made a logo and site template.
18 Jan 2010 Mid-January Link Dump
Prisoners, music, transparency, newspapers and more.
04 Nov 2009 Early November Link Dump
Killjoys, 3D, Drupal, SMS, toilet rolls and more.
21 Oct 2009 Mid-October Link Dump
Mags, TV, video, fonts, zombies and more.
06 Oct 2009 Publishing To The iPhone With Flash CS5
Good news, but don’t get carried away.
05 Oct 2009 Early October Link Dump
Trademarks, profanity, developers, canvas, malware, eels and more.
02 Oct 2009 The “Hello World” Of The ’80s
As seen in all electrical shops.
25 Sep 2009 MAMP PRO
An easy way to work locally on multiple sites.
22 Sep 2009 September Link Dump
Demos, tech support, Welsh Jedi, IE6, dating and more.
21 Sep 2009 Retro Reunited 2009
This was the real Great North Run!
27 Jul 2009 July Link Dump
Flashmobs, cruft, Busey, illusions, kludges and more.
12 Jul 2009 R.I.P. HomeSite
Thanks for the years of faithful service.
02 Jun 2009 Early June Link Dump
Movies, ads, spiders, accessibility, games and more.
23 Feb 2009 Games-Related Link Dump
Warning: may harm productivity
21 Feb 2009 Never Trust Clients
The unintentional generosity can be costly.
26 Jan 2009 Late January Link Dump
Letters, titles, sins, layers and more.
08 Jan 2009 New Year Link Dump
Graves, writing, 404, cars, sounds, cuteness and more.
28 Oct 2008 October Link Dump
Games, fonts, Subversion, slices and more.
14 Oct 2008 A House of Cards
The perils of dependencies.
02 Oct 2008 September Link Dump
Typography, spiders, interviews, filters and more.
11 Aug 2008 Remaining Widgets
The few things I actually use in Dashboard.
18 Jun 2008 VisualHub To The Rescue
A cheap multi-format video encoder.
14 May 2008 Saving Memory on Media Temple’s (dv) Hosting
Simple tweaks, big gains.
11 May 2008 Wii Fit First Impressions
Yeah, it does make you feel silly.
20 Feb 2008 Using the Vista Fonts Without Vista
Install them in XP for free.
10 Feb 2008 Mid-February Link Dump
Bear, livestock, dog, pony, lemurs and more.
14 Jan 2008 Get The Wii Internet Channel For Free
It’s a bit of a faff.
12 Nov 2007 Mid-November Link Dump
Science, vectors, cows, animation, poultry, comics and more.
18 Oct 2007 Mid-October Link Dump
Animation, exploits, Morse, Ajax, SEO, games, amputation and beans.
21 Sep 2007 Mid-September Link Dump
Karma, fish, evil, dinosaurs, bugs and more.
30 Aug 2007 August Link Dump
Video, newspapers, marketing, ideas, bubbles and more.
06 Aug 2007 Flash Enhancements
11 ways to use it to extend the browser.
28 Jul 2007 Mac Backups With Mozy
Protecting data from fire and burglars.
20 Jul 2007 Scanning Sanity
Getting it working when Canon can’t.
18 Jul 2007 Mid-July Link Dump
Disaster recovery, games, PHP, video, messaging and domain names.
11 Jul 2007 Project/Account Management For Dummies
Repeat after me…
04 Jul 2007 The Uncomfortable Truth About PHP
PHP6 isn’t necessarily the best successor to PHP5.
23 Jun 2007 Switch to Fast User Switching
No more disputes over that LOLcat wallpaper.
07 Jun 2007 “I have new mail…?”
How to get at messages lurking within OS X.
04 Jun 2007 Browsing By Ear
A video introduction to screen reading technology.
18 May 2007 In a Zen State
Just a brief e-commerce grumble.
27 Apr 2007 April Link Dump
GIFs, colours, templates, demos, clients, CSS, frameworks and maths.
14 Apr 2007 A Framework For Discussion (Of Frameworks)
Acknowledging the difference between applications and sites.
30 Mar 2007 March Link Dump
Lisa, fluid, stats, Python, brushes, Wii and time off.
26 Mar 2007 Typing Curly Quotes, Accents, etc. In OS X
Put that Option/alt/funny-symbol key to good use.
12 Mar 2007 Unicode-friendly PHP and MySQL
Getting web applications to think in UTF-8.
28 Feb 2007 February Link Dump
Torquay, Robocop, idents, flowers and more.
26 Feb 2007 Duck!
Aquatic avians invading OS X.
22 Feb 2007 PaperVision3D’s Flashy Origami
Chucking polygons around with ActionScript.
24 Jan 2007 Book Review: Building Scalable Web Sites
Sound advice from Flickr’s architect.
16 Jan 2007 Mid-January Link Dump
A new miscellany for the new year.
12 Jan 2007 Microsoft Kills Off CSS In Emails
A backwards step for developers and email marketers.
10 Jan 2007 iWant1
Yeah, yeah, I’m going on about the iPhone too.
28 Nov 2006 November Link Dump
Chicks, nukes, prime numbers and more.
07 Nov 2006 Spyware? Yahoo!
02 Nov 2006
Even text editing software can offend people.
31 Oct 2006 Top Ten Timewasting Techniques
How to avoid getting things done.
23 Oct 2006 Password Shouting
A nifty feature for CAPS LOCK USERS.
11 Oct 2006 Mid-October Link Dump
Miscellaneous URLs that were lying around.
04 Oct 2006 Odd One Out
“One of these things is not like the others…”
09 Sep 2006 Sweet Test Suite
Running OS X and Windows in parallel in Parallels.
04 Sep 2006 Securing OS X’s Personal Web Sharing
Keep prying eyes away from work in progress.
18 Aug 2006 Setting Up Apache, PHP, MySQL, .htaccess and mod_rewrite in OS X
I think the title says more than enough.
17 Aug 2006 Development Developments
I’ve switched, but I promise not to be a smug fanboy.
10 Aug 2006 Childish Games
Do geeky kids still get into programming?
07 Aug 2006 A-Week-Into-August Link Dump
A catchily-titled miscellany of web delights.
16 Jul 2006 Optimising Email
The neverending quest to make it flexible and reliable.
24 Jun 2006 WordPress and Yahoo! Hosting Gripes
Warnings for fellow web developers.
04 Jun 2006 May Link Dump
E-commerce, RSI, bogroll, generators, demons and scripts.
23 May 2006 Headdress for OS X
Simplified Apache configuration for web developers.
06 May 2006 Comic Life: A Micro-Review
Another slick little bit of OS X software.
02 Apr 2006 March Link Dump
A month’s worth of bits’n’pieces.
27 Mar 2006 Freshly Squeezed Documents
File Juicer for Mac OS X.
16 Mar 2006 Preventing Prefetching
Putting greedy browsers on a bit of a diet.
10 Mar 2006 Keeping Flash Active
Internet Explorer update forces changes to sites.
25 Jan 2006 Opera Mini (Operetta?)
A nifty free web browser for your mobile.
09 Nov 2005 Splog Generator
TV theme lyrics should be used for good, not evil
18 Oct 2005 Mid-October Link Dump
Quickly rustled up from miscellaneous leftovers.
16 Oct 2005 Minimal Navigation From Apple
No clutter of buttons on their remote control.
27 Sep 2005 Software Development Myths
A few misconceptions about programming.
08 Sep 2005 Even Fewer Popups with Firefox
How to close a popups-from-plugins loophole.
07 Sep 2005 Rubbish ROKR, Nifty nano?
Apple both delights and underwhelms.
04 Sep 2005 Finishing Touches: Useful URLs
The address bar is part of your site’s interface.
30 Aug 2005 Download This Weblog Entry for $2.99
The healthy market for ‘casual games’ and digital content.
29 Aug 2005 Coding Isn’t Important
What makes a good developer?
21 Aug 2005 August Link Dump
A clear-out featuring toast, games and more.
12 Aug 2005 Flashy Flash 8
New toys to play with from Macromedia.
07 Aug 2005 They Know Where You Browse
Browsers expose more data than you might realise.
28 Jul 2005 Yahooulator! Yidgets
Yahoo! sneaks onto the desktop with Konfabulator.
21 Jul 2005 Scratch’n’Save
Sounds and images can outlive their sources.
18 Jul 2005 “RAD Framework, Dude!”
Ruby has been on Rails for a while; now Python has Django.
14 Jul 2005 Dog-and-Bone-over-IP
Indulge your multinational pretensions with SkypeIn.
30 Jun 2005 Indie Racing
Online gaming changes everything for independent developers.
29 Jun 2005 iTunes Pushes Podcasting, Flirts With Phones
Apple takes podcasts mainstream. ‘iPhone’ imminent?
04 Jun 2005 More XML Goodness from Google and Microsoft
Google Sitemaps and Microsoft Office Open XML Formats.
29 May 2005 Where the Web Went Right
Ted Nelson v Tim Berners-Lee? The web wins by default.
22 May 2005 Google Web Accelerator Aftermath
Lessons learned from the publicised problems.
18 May 2005 “Make clips of yourselves… and each other”
Yep, it’s another quoteplay mention.
13 May 2005 OSXford English Dictionary
Some surprising omissions and puerile inclusions.
12 May 2005 No Feline Wordplay Headlines Here
OS X Tiger is pretty good.
09 May 2005 Podcasting Miscellany
A collection of notes about the new medium.
30 Apr 2005 Safari So Goody (Sorry…)
First to pass Acid2; Internet Explorer still struggling with Acid0.0001 .
23 Apr 2005 Using Flash’s Local Shared Objects for Good, Not Evil
Add nifty features with Flash’s answer to cookies.
07 Apr 2005 quoteplay Update
Imminent improvements, and an interesting alternative approach.
01 Apr 2005 Tinned Meat from WordPress
Search engine spamming’s bad, no matter who’s doing it.
28 Mar 2005 Time-Wasting Time
Changing clocks twice a year seems a bit odd.
27 Mar 2005 Easter Eggs
Sorry, no chocolate. You know it’s bad for you.
22 Mar 2005 March Link Dump
A quick clear-out of this month’s notes.
14 Mar 2005 Validate While You Browse
Handy Firefox extension for developers.
10 Mar 2005 Yahoo Marketing
Iffy toolbar bundling by Adobe and Macromedia.
08 Mar 2005 Dog-eared Bookmarks
Have bookmarks/favorites become irrelevant?
02 Mar 2005 The Knowledge of All Font
Simple freeware for managing typefaces.
17 Feb 2005 Quick Reviews: iPod shuffle, iLife, and iWork
Playing with more products from Apple.
05 Feb 2005 Link to Audio Excerpts With ‘quoteplay’
Podcast content can be opened up to deep-linking.
12 Jan 2005 iShopping
A people-watching visit to London’s Apple Store.
08 Jan 2005 Decentralise
Is Macromedia Central going anywhere?
06 Jan 2005 Anti-Spyware Validationware
Beta release accompanied by Windows validation scheme.
11 Dec 2004 Manufacturing Widgets
Building mini-applications for Dashboard and Konfabulator.
10 Dec 2004 Flash Resurrection
Macromedia’s Flash for ’phones brings an old adversary back to life.
03 Dec 2004 Symbian Light
Create a rather feeble portable illumination device.
02 Dec 2004 Bryce 4 Free
3D landscape rendering package on magazine cover disc.
30 Nov 2004 Sorry Walkman
Yet another music player lamb to the iPod slaughter?
21 Nov 2004 Viral Advertising
Third-party ad server adds malicious code to The Register.
18 Nov 2004 OS X 10.3.6: Killer App
Apple temporarily downgrades Powerbook to deluxe aluminium doorstop.
17 Nov 2004 Suffering for Their Arts
The controversy over working hours in the games industry.
15 Nov 2004 “Are We Nearly There Yet?”
A minor Firefox usability grumble.
14 Nov 2004 The Phony Browser/Search/OS War
A crucial countdown for Mozilla, Google and Apple.
11 Nov 2004 Alpha Pint
A possible brainwave for pubs? OK, perhaps not.
10 Nov 2004 Free Graphics Software
A few vector and bitmap freebies.
08 Nov 2004 Building Bridges
Civil engineering has never been so much fun.

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