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…

How to view and extract Plesk backups

Have you ever had a minor developmental nightmare and needed quick access to a Plesk backup? Lost some data or needed a reference point and just wanted to get at a database's SQL without having to do a full restore? Perhaps you've just wondered what a Plesk backup was &…

YUI2: Javascript Carousel - An update about version 2.8.*

Last year I published two parts of a three part tutorial (doh) on the YUI2 Carousel Widget which worked with YUI Carousel 2.7.0. Since that time, a new couple of new versions of the YUI2: Carousel widget have been released (2.8.0 and 2.8.1), and…

Review: PC Line PCL-MH36 PC Headset - Cheap as Chips!

Since the start of ExplicitWeb I have been using this cheap-as-chips headset. It's done me proud, so I thought they deserved a super quick review before I replace them. Top marks for sound quality The proof is in the pudding! Take a listen to one of the episodes (4, 6…

Four things for four months (ish)

Today is my 25th birthday. It feels like a milestone, something that needs to be marked and celebrated. Scarily it's lead me to do a little thinking and life-pondering. We're fast heading for Q3 of 2010. I set myself the task of being organised this year, I've done better, but…

This is why being called a "Geek" is better than "Nerd"

I like to think that I have a few social skills... enough at least to say I'm not "socially inept". Original Post at BuzzFeed…

WordPress: link_before and link_after don't display in wp_list_pages

Have you ever stumbled across the issue where wp_list_pages isn't spitting out the text you define for link_before and link_after? I came across this some time ago: one minute my lovely pipe bars '|' where there, the next they weren't. It turns out this is…

Snippet: WordPress 3.0 Menus - Add a login / logout link

The new WordPress 3.0 menu system is pretty powerful and provides some very interesting new options for creating menus in WordPress. Previously, I have always used wp_list_pages and a custom Walker class to provide hierarchical menus based on the page structure, but that's a topic for another…