Twitter OAuth: Simple cURL requests for your own data

Having to include an entire PHP OAuth library every time I want to make a simple API request for some of my own data from a 3rd party app like Twitter really pisses me off. Perhaps this is unreasonable, but it's a problem I ran into for the 4th or…

Awesome: 1. Real-time radiation levels, Twitter heartbeat & BBC #fail

An introduction This is the first in a new series of blog posts I will be writing about the cool things I discover in my travels around the web. Twitter provides a wealth of wonder every day, RSS provides regular treats & the cool people I work & play with…

5 Top Resources for Twitter Success

I've been experimenting with developing my Twitter account for the last year or so, and this week I published 5 simple steps for getting from beginner to a successful Twitterer:¬†Getting Started with Twitter: 5 Simple Steps. The article is aimed largely at small companies and organisations who are looking…

Magic Kingdom Font - Space Encounter

This is a pretty silly & out of the norm post for me, but what the hell! Whilst in Stitch's Great Escape @ Disneyland last month I was enthralled by the use of a clever font so that it looked like all the signs were written in an alien language. All…

Disneyland, here I come!

Two weeks ago, my slightly better half had his 30th birthday. To celebrate him becoming a "proper" adult, I decided there was nothing more fitting than a visit to Disneyland. So on Monday we're flying to Florida for three whole weeks of tomfoolery in Orlando!! We've got tickets for everything,…