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Random, likely to be very old, postings and bloggy stuff for Daniel Procter....

Twitter API

The Twitter API is one cool thing.... Developers, use it! Businesses, use it! Everybody, use it! Amen!...

PHP Function Of The Day: debug_backtrace()

The PHP manual is pretty brief about this function: debug_backtrace — Generates a backtrace, but this is some understatement! This function, debug_backtrace is actually a very powerful function not...

Useful Tools For The Amateur Stock Trader

If, like me, the world of stock trading has taken your interest since the financial crash of 2008, you may be always on the lookout for tools and services that wil help you. The first thing that you...

Ordnance Survey Maps On Your Website!

On Good Friday, April 2nd 2010, Ordnance Survey launched OS OpenData. This brilliant new mapping technology allows you to create your very own innovative applications using Ordnance Survey mapping....

Google Easter Egg: ASCII Art!

Try Googling for "ASCII art" and check out the Google logo.... cool! Update: doh, it's not doing it any more... oh well, here is another one... try googling for "recursion".......

PDF Conversion / Generation Capability In Your App!

Do you fit into the following situation? You could really use PDF conversion / generation capability in your website, application or system but you don't have the software to enable this. If this is y...

Chilean Earthquake

I just wanted to express my sadness and thoughts to the people of Chile as they come to terms with the terrible events over the weekend caused by the aftershock of the earthquake. I travelled down th...

One Year On - Double Dip Recession?

The experts tell us that, although there have been fears of one, a double-dip recession is unlikely to happen. I would tend to agree. It certainly looks like the housing market is picking up and the r...

Web WYSIWYG Rich Text Editors

I have been scouring the Internet for some time now for a decent, extensible and customisable Rich Text Editor (RTE) that generates sound standard XHTML output. Having tried, what feels like, pretty m...

Digging Up Birch Hall Lane in Earby (Mill Brow)

In the past couple of days, Pendle council have got on with fixing the road approaching Birch Hall Lane (Mill Brow Road) before it finally gave way into the beck that flows along side. The road has be...

Return From Chile and Argentina!

We returned on Sunday last week after our 22-degree latitude road trip from Santiago in Chile to Ushuaia in Argentina - the end of the world! The trip far exceeded our expectations and the weather was...

New API Launched

I have put together a very small API which I hope to expand with greater functionality as and when required. This API, built as a PHP5 webservice, was developed for the consumption primarily by my rem...

I own 1/330,920th of NatWest (Royal Bank Of Scotland)!

You may or may not have noticed the latest widget on this site is the current share price of RBS in the top right hand corner above the links. I have added this because I have bought some shares in th...

Exciting But Volatile Financial Times (My Story!)

In the money world, the month of October has been a rather exciting month to put it mildly! World markets have nose-dived and as a result banks have seen their share prices plummet with tax payers' mo...

How To Make Money On The Internet

Did you know you can make money on the Internet on your website even if you aren't actually selling anything? There are actually quite a few ways of earning money via your website and this article exp...

Simple SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

Here are a few simple SEO tips. This isn't intended to be an incredibly in depth article so if you are expecting an article that will tell you how to make a well-SEOd site then why not make sure your...

Riding The Credit Crunchie!

Today I dabbled for the very first time in the stock market and bought my first shares! The financial situation we are currently in has been incredibly interesting and I couldn't resist taking part. I...

Return From Ulpha, Lake District

We returned from a very relaxing break in the Lake District last Friday. We stayed in a cottage called "The Cottage" in the Dudden Valley in a little hamlet called Ulpha. It was a very peace...

Chile and Aargentina Trip Officially Booked Online!

Heather and I finally confirmed our booking online to go to Chile and Argentina next year after getting clearance from our employers to have the time off work for the 3 and a bit weeks of going away!...