Wedding Video

I couldn't resist posting this here. This really was the best day of my life (so far), and Ed Crofts' filming, editing and production of the wedding video is just breathtaking. This 4-minute edit captures everything about the day, just perfectly. You can find out more about the video, and…

Marriage Madness

I apologise for documenting such a personal event on what is for all intents and purposes a technical blog, but I can't resist the opportunity to share my happiness with the world. After all that is what a good wedding is all about - sharing and celebrating a union with…

More life beyond the internet

Last week, whilst on my honeymoon in Cuba, I wrote this post about being disconnected, and liking it. I've been home 2 days, and haven't yet brought myself to deal with my email, read any news, or write a tweet. I've been on facebook, but that's because it's where my…

Life beyond the internet

I am a child of the internet. I remember the early(ish) days, when we had 14.4k modems and I hadn't yet discovered search engines. Always a geek, I was one of the first kids in school to get access at home. One day after doing some research for…

Health, happiness & a happy new year

Under usual circumstances, I'd sit and contemplate the resolutions I made & the challenges I set myself last year, to see how well I'd fared. As it stands, so much has changed since last year that it's almost irrelevant. Last year was a catalyst, a year of ideas, a year…

WordPress: Migrate! Easy WordPress Site Migration

Note: Migrate! Was last updated 04/09/2011   If you work with multiple environments (development, staging, production etc) when building WordPress sites, you'll know that WordPress uses hardcoded absolute URLs in the database for various tasks. There are lots of arguments as to why this is done, and whether it's…

WordPress Automatic Upgrades - One of the pitfalls

This morning I woke up to announcements of a security upgrade (3.0.4) for WordPress. It is highly recommended that everyone upgrade their installs. I set to the task of upgrading this and a couple of other websites I look after. All of my sites are on 3.0,…

Today I learnt Git...

I've been working with SVN for a couple of years. I'm familiar with it now, it no longer seems like a militant policing system that enforces rules on my way of working, and instead feels like a reliable old friend who looks out for me when I inevitably cock something…