Portfolio and Work

This blog, unlike my personal blog, is specifically concerned with examples of my work, projects I have worked on and the like. I may also occasionally post articles here to do with web design and development.

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How to Recover Your Data and Files after Refreshing Windows 10 (Because Your Start Menu Broke)

Windows 10

Note: Normally I’d stick this sort of thing on my main blog, but it’s a techie thing and I’d like to start archiving fixes like these so I’m going to start putting posts on this portfolio section whenever I fix a baffling computer issue in the hopes that it can…

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September 5, 2015 at 1:04 pm | Computer and Program Fixes | No comment

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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 | Projects | No comment

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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, Projects | No comment

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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, Projects | No comment

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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 11:18 am | Articles | No comment

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UX: The Invisible Developer

This article was originally posted on the Blogsplosion – it has since been moved here to the portfolio as I really don’t like to mix business and pleasure! Something dawned on me recently and I wanted to put it down on digital paper because although what I’m going to discuss…

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July 19, 2014 at 11:36 am | Articles | No comment

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