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,…

Digging Twitter

Last night this article hit the front page of Digg. Written by Thomas Hardy over at Web Designer Help, it's a showcase on the top 30 web folk to follow on twitter, in which I was included. I had no idea that the article had been written or that I…