Posts Categorized: General

A week with Emacs

I have been toying around with the idea of using Emacs for a few months now. Emacs isn’t exactly a stranger to me, as I’ve been using it on and off for years, but I’ve never really tried to fully know it properly. However, recently I have been in front of the computer so long… Read more »

Upgraded WordPress

In my small and meandering steps to improve this blog I have now upgraded to the latest version of WordPress. I has been about a year since I installed this blog, so I thought it was about time – and also I felt increasingly guilty as the WordPress admin was screaming for me to upgrade…. Read more » new site launched

At last (at very long last actually!) we have just launched our new site for our online development agency. (Did you spot the SEO-ness there?!) Whilst it is a bit sparse at the moment, over the next few weeks and months we’ll be adding to it, endeavouring to keep it a bubbling hub of life… Read more »

Twitter is bollocks

I’ve been using Twitter for over two years now and I find it is a valuable source of news, opinion and comment. However, the more I think about it, I can’t help but conclude that Twitter is bollocks.

Disqus Comments Installed

In my never ending quest to improve this blog and your experience whilst reading it I have installed the Disqus comment system. I’ve seen this on a number of other blogs and it appears to work well. Hopefully this will encourage comments and improve the discussion. The wordpress plugin that I used can be found… Read more »

Non-technical mistakes made by programmers: Number 6

I have just been browsing few development blogs and in two separate posts about two completely different topics there was an interesting crossover. First I was reading a post on “Making Good Software” which lists the top 5 non-technical mistakes programmers make. Their top 5 list was: Lack of discipline; Big egos; Being a bad… Read more »

RobSearles is now a .com

I take a look at why I blog, what I get out of it and how I can improve my blog for both me an you. First step, moving from to

TinyTwit – Polling App for Twitter – Launched!

I am pleased to announce that I have just launched the very first version of my new Twitter Application: TinyTwit. So what is TinyTwit? TinyTwit is a way to conduct tiny polls on Twitter. If you want to ask a short question that can have a yes, no or maybe answer then TinyTwit is for… Read more »