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Geek with a car, watch out!

I’ve been pretty busy lately, for anyone that didn’t know I passed my driving test at the end of April (4’th time lucky!) so I’ve been spending a lot more time out and about, exploring the world so to speak in my brand spanking new (well, almost) Vauxhall Astra. I have also been planning my trip to LugRadioLive07 and I think have everything prepared for that now, staying in the same hotel as last year which is a stone’s throw away from the venue.

Work on the ClassicKidsTV site has slowed slightly, although the other staff on the site are keeping things on the Wiki running along smoothly. I have been looking into upgrading the forum to PHPBB3 to try and curb some of the spam. To give you an idea of how vulnerable PHPBB2 is right now, I have had to date around 2300 registrations and around 1500 of these being spammers accounts. I performed a test conversion to v3 last week, and I have to admit I’m not a massive fan of version 3 so far, I find it has a much more confusing layout on the public side making it more difficult to use and the administration system is simply too big, also the themes currently available aren’t very good at all, so I will probably wait until the application matures a little before I decide to do the final conversion, either that or build a theme myself.

As for this blogging site, it’s still a work in progress I suppose. I have added a few plugins on. The main ones are ‘Addictions‘, a plugin which is set to show what you are currently interested in, books and music wise anyway. Although this plugin did require me to do some manual coding to tweak some functionality as for some reason the original author would only allow images that were saved locally in the specific theme directory, which to me seemed like a silly way of doing things. I recoded it to allow for remote images (so you can now just copy and paste the URL from Amazon) and it seems to be working much better. I have also added a plugin which links up to my new twitter account, which will show you what I am currently up to, and can be updated by me via twitter itself, this website and via SMS.

I have also re-written my CV, and the results of which can be seen here.


  1. Ste Ste

    Glad to hear you’ve been doing well for yourself.

  2. Haha, yes that was somewhat silly of me to do that (re: addictions). In my defense, it was my first PHP project and nearly two years ago now. Hope you enjoy it though! 🙂

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