Basic testing for mobile devices in a desktop browser

My browser of choice for development is Google’s Chrome Canary, a very frequently updated bleeding edge build of Chrome allowing you to preview upcoming features. One feature that I’ve been very fond of since its...

10 Jun 2016

Track traffic exiting your site, without jQuery

A few years ago (well, over five years ago!) I published an article that showed you how to use Google Analytics to track traffic exiting your site with a little bit of jQuery. Now while...

07 Aug 2015

Building WordStream

Last week I spent a couple of hours playing with some new technology and built wordstream, a real-time word cloud generated from the twitter sample stream. Here’s how. The twitter streaming APIs are a very...

25 Jan 2015

My Favorite Ruby gems

Many tasks that would otherwise take hours or days to build can be easily implemented by simply including the relevant Ruby Gem in your project. Here’s my pick of interesting, useful and most-importantly time-saving gems:...

01 Sep 2014

Caffeine is great, to a point!

Coffee in the morning, yes. Coffee in the afternoon, maybe. For the last few months I’ve been restricting myself to only drinking caffeinated beverages before 3pm in an attempt to kick my sleeping pattern back...

28 May 2013

Good API Documentation

So you're a developer (you're not a developer? then maybe this post isn't for you, but feel free to read on), and as with most developers you spend a lot of your time looking up...

07 Feb 2011

URL ABC

This is an old post recovered from the Internet Archive. Here’s a fun game from Tim Van Damme. A simple game: Go to the address bar in your favorite browser, and type one letter. Start...

27 Nov 2009

DXVA and MKV in Windows 7

This is an old post recovered from the Internet Archive, unfortunately the images could not be recovered The Microsoft WMF codec supplied with Windows 7 does a pretty good job of decoding most formats including...

06 Nov 2009