Posts Categorized: General

What to do with old domains

I am one of those people that are very good at the “ideas” stage, but not necessarily so go at the “completion” stage. You can read that as I get bored easily. I normally have a “great idea”, work around the clock to get it up and running, but within a few days am bored… Read more »

Increasing Productivity with Gnome’s Tomboy

I have found a new productivity tool, which I find is really help me. Well, OK, I didn’t find it, it was shown to me by a fellow geek. But I have to say it is rather fantastic. So what is it? Well, unless you didn’t read the title to this post you’ll know that… Read more »

Rewriting web apps: pros and cons.

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about software rewriting, more specifically rewriting web sites and web apps. The reason for this is that I’m currently working on some code for a client that has transferred me onto their project after getting annoyed with the original developers failing to meet expectations. Without divulging too much, the… Read more »

Do You Know What a Browser is?

What is a browse? A question posed on this YouTube video to 50 passers by of varying ages and backgrounds in New York’s Times Square. What a stupid question, I initially thought: everyone must know what a browser is. However, their answers made me raise an eyebrow of astonishment and forced me to rethink my preconceptions…. Read more »

Programming is a Little Bit Like Wine Tasting

As many of you know I’m doing a part time degree course (Politics, Philosophy and History) as well as being a self employerd web developer. One of the best things about this course is that I can go to extra lectures which complement the course. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of… Read more »

Top 7 Tips for Successfully Outsourcing Development

As a self-employed web developer I’ve had numerous experiences over the years outsourcing work to other providers. This is the option I turn to when a relatively “simple” clearly defined project comes in that I’m either too busy to take on myself, or I don’t want to be distracted from a larger, more complex project…. Read more »

Installing Subversion on CPanel/WHM

Just a quick tip for those who (like me) have wanted to install the Subversion client on their CPanel/WHM VPS. (I have my repositories hosted with so no need for a Subversion server to be set up). I have a couple of VPS servers set up and wanted to install subversion on both. After… Read more »

Updating, moving old blog entries

We are currently in the process of updating the website. We should have done this months ago, but we’ve been a bit rushed out (as ever). During this tidy-up I’ll be moving some of the old blog posts from ibrow that I wrote over to my blog (which you’re looking at right now). Stay… Read more »

Pencil: The best thing since sliced bread?

Well, probably not, but Pencil is still pretty damn cool! But what is Pencil? According to the Pencil Project website their: ..unique mission is to build a free and opensource tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping that everyone can use. But what does this really mean? Well, from my point of view you could… Read more »