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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_b...

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 serv...

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 innovat...

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 go...

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 do...

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 ...

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 loo...

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 XHT...

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 in...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 s...

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 e...

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 ...

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 incredibl...

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...

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 ...