Portfolio and Work

Life isn’t all fun and games. I have a day job like most people, and it involves coding websites for the internet. I consider myself a B+ coder. Sometimes I like to share my findings after solving various problems, and this goes into my “portfolio” category. You know, just in case I ever get sacked. Might come in handy to have some case studies available, that sort of thing.

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The PAYNEful Portfolio – Redeveloping PAYNEful.co.uk (or How I Got CodeIgniter and WordPress to Play Nice Together)

Redeveloping PAYNEful

Like anyone who works with the web, I get restless sometimes and occasionally get a fleeting notion that I need to overhaul and redesign my website. In this case PAYNEful was on its first version, if you disregard the placeholder page that sat on the domain for the best part…

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August 1, 2015 at 10:00 am | Portfolio and Work, Projects, Projects, Technology | No comment

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The PAYNEful Portfolio – Creating a New YouTube Subscription Feed (or How to Replace Your YouTube Subscription Feed Now Google Has Ditched It)

YouTube RSS

Note: if you’re looking for code, there’s a link at the bottom of this article where you can get a copy. This article just explains what the code does. About a year ago, Google mentioned casually that they would be getting rid of YouTube subscription feeds1. Earlier this year they…

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July 3, 2015 at 11:00 am | Articles, Portfolio and Work, Projects, Projects, Technology | No comment

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The PAYNEful Portfolio – On Parsing Text and HTML with PHP

Parsing Projects

I’ve had a bit of dabbling with reading and interpreting text using PHP recently, specifically for two personal projects: A “translator” that reads in text and converts it to “fake French” (in the style of other silly “translators”). A simple application that reads and organises HTML bookmark files (as in…

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May 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm | Articles, Portfolio and Work, Projects, Projects, Technology | No comment

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The PAYNEful Portfolio – Facebook Doesn’t Know How to Talk to Its Users

Facebook Thumbs Down

Facebook did a little thing this week which caused me some concern, as it showed that the people behind Facebook either don’t know or don’t care about how they get in touch with their user base. Facebook (unfortunately) plays a significant role in my life. I was press-ganged by a…

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November 29, 2014 at 11:15 am | Articles, Opinion Pieces, Portfolio and Work, Technology | No comment

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The PAYNEful Portfolio – UX: The Invisible Developer

The Invisible Developer

Something dawned on me recently and I wanted to put it down on digital paper because although what I’m going to discuss should be obvious, it apparently isn’t. The Non-Existent “Idiot” User UX, a ghastly acronym that actually stands for “User eXperience”, was one of my favourite modules at university….

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July 19, 2014 at 11:35 am | Articles, Portfolio and Work | No comment

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