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Laravel Breadcrumbs Fork

Sheng Slogar of Diglactic has volunteered to take forward the Laravel Breadcrumbs project.

“It isn’t your fault, but it is your problem”

Shooting the messenger app

"Before legislators rush in, they also need to think about unintended consequences. If internet firms are threatened with fines, they may simply remove all flagged content, just in case. Reg…

Funding hapi.js maintenance

Eran Hammer, author of open source framework hapi.js, posted on Twitter about the troubles of finding funding to pay for the ongoing maintenance. It was split across several tweets - I have r…

Play Lode Runner online

I remember playing this on the Atari as a child...

The WordPress Template Hierarchy

Visual guide to the WordPress template hierarchy.

The IKEA Effect

"The act of creating a thing with ones own hands increases the perceived value to the creator." "To hit the sweet spot we need to aim at creating a product where the level of effort is low …

Firebase Costs Increased by 7,000%

Some interesting comments about lack of support from Google. Seems to be a recurring theme in Google products. Something to consider when choosing a cloud hosting provider... They have no…

WordPress Themes by Anders Norén

I really like Baskerville (which I'm currently using for this blog) and Lingonberry.

Secure Password Generator

Chrome Extensions

These are Chrome browser extensions I use and recommend…


Excellent outliner / list manager.

Online MP3 Cutter

Cut MP3 files for use as ringtones.

WordPress Plugins

These are WordPress plugins I use and recommend…

Windows Software

These are some Windows programs I recommend…

Off-the-shelf vs. bespoke software development

When a business is looking for a software package, there are two main options available – buy an off-the-shelf software package, or have a bespoke solution developed. Here we look at the pros and cons of each.

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