Code Snippet: Launch velocity from target position and angle


This is the first of hopefully many little coding snippets; pieces of code I feel may be useful to others. Most of the code will come from theRedEngine, the 3D Engine I’ve been working on for a few years now, … Continue reading

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My experiences with Gold/Silver investment


(Invest in silver and gold bullion here: BullionVault – Online gold and (VAT free) silver trading – Free gram of gold/ounce of silver when registering!) A few years ago I’d never even considered silver or gold as an investment, to … Continue reading

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WD TV Live ‘Invalid username or password’


The Western Digital TV Live is an excellent piece of kit, you can throw anything at it and the WDTV will play it. The main reason I purchased it was to stream content from my PC, via. network shares. At … Continue reading

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WishForThis (Beta) now open to UK users!


After many late nights, I’ve managed to get the Beta of WishForThis up and running with registration enabled for UK users. So what is WishForThis you ask? Here’s the blurb: ‘The answer to the question, “What would you like..?”. Be … Continue reading

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Domain parking/redirection loop bug in cPanel


I suffered an issue the other day that I though might be worth a mention. As well as, I also own the domain To get the domain to forward to the .com site I added the … Continue reading

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Chilli (Con Carne) with balls


I like chillies. I _really_ like them. I’ll add them to pretty much anything, but Chilli Con Carne is the perfect marriage. Over the past few years I’ve used the same recipe, which usually get’s a good reception, so thought … Continue reading

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PHP crc32 inconsistent return values across servers

I’ve been beavering away recently on WishForThis and encountered a nice little issue, worthy of a quick blog post. I use crc32 in PHP for some hashing, which is all fine and dandy for my purposes, but when my site … Continue reading

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Prevent duplicate messages with Outlook rules

A quick post here for anyone that’s added a rule to Outlook and since had duplicate messages appearing. The problem is that Outlook doesn’t terminate when it processes the first rule it matches, so it’ll carry on until everything is … Continue reading

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Website/Twitter widget validation


Whilst trying to validate this site using the W3C validator ( – very handy to check your site conforms to standards – something for another blog), I found an issue with the (official) Twitter widget I use refusing to validate. … Continue reading

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Re-ordering e-mail accounts on iPhone


I currently have about 15 e-mail accounts for various sites I have set up. I’ve added them to my iPhone but they all get jumbled up – OCD not happy! Having searched through every menu possible, I couldn’t find a … Continue reading

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