Blog posts tagged “web

Random songs Drupal module

If you look to your right, you should see a little widget titled "Random Songs". This block has always existed as a matter of fact, but not in its current state. The current version is a total re-write, and rather than being based on a hacky <iframe> element, it's a custom Drupal module.

In case you're still interested, click the title of this post...

New Sound System and Monitor!

Recently I've been upping my career, so to speak. I've finished the Bikemapper job. You can access the full, up-and-running site, here: Don't mind the slow database server - not my problem ;-) [well, it is, because I don't like slow websites, but it's not my responsibility].

New job prospects include a possible rewrite of, the film workshop thingamebob that I go to every once in a while. Should be easy enough - or at least, easier than the last job, which included a custom Openlayers implementation (well, I wasn't going to go down (...)

Mapping with Drupal

Last Saturday I was offered a job paying £500 to rebuild the mapping part of an organization's website in order to make it more fit for the purpose - and, well, plain better.

Update: it actually turns out that he wants me to build a new website that mirrors the purpose of the aforementioned site, but for his personal site.

Until Monday, I knew next to nothing about anything, when it came to maps, that is. I didn't know where to get the data, how to implement it, none of that.

So, I did some research. The guy employing me to do the work said he was being sponsored by Ordnance Survey, (...)

/quotes/ - Coming Soon to a Board Near You!

Thought someone might want to check out the copycat version of that I made from last night to today. Screenshot is attached.

You can get to it here:

Tell me what you think!

More Stuff

Aside from my exams which I've been revising for recently (maths, physics, religious studies, spanish A level), I've also been doing quite a lot of server stuff.

For starters, here is a jQuery based calculator:

I also just coded a clock that functions as a jQuery plugin. Every ten seconds it fetches the time from the server using AJAX, then pushes it a second ahead each, well, second. This means that if it's a slow PC and JS deviates, it gets pushed 'back to reality' every ten seconds :)

[Yes, I have been getting really into jQuery and realized its awesomeness].

I've updated th(...)


For those that are interested, this software is no longer in beta status and is at version 2.0. The URL is the same, but there are less issues than this post implies.

I've never used twitter and never will do, ever, and that's just a fact. I don't have the time, and if I did, I'd use that time for something more worthwhile :)

BUT - and this is the subject of this post - I am developing my own version of twitter. However, it's for a very small scale site belonging to my friend's minecraft server (which is actually running on my server), but it works on the same basic concept: have a wall (...)

Last few days - Arcator site

If you look down a few posts (or in the sidebar recent posts link), you'll see a post entitled New PC, New Blogging Style. The 'new blogging style' kind of bit the dust before it even started but I'm hoping to redeem myself with this post.

I've been hosting a game on this server called Minecraft (, for a friend of mine. Well actually, it turns out quite a few people are now using it, and recently I decided to join in, well, not with the game obviously (not really enough time to be gaming at the moment :P), but with the website that accompanies the game - in fact I think I (...)


I've sorted out a tumblr account (finally). Not really sure what the point of it is as opposed to Facebook or this blog, other than the fact that it's more 'peaceful' if you know what I mean. Like, there's thousands of people on facebook all the time so it gets a bit wearing siphoning through all the tosh that comes up on the wall. Tumblr is different - you only get the shit that you subscribe to :D

Naturally I've linked tumblr to this domain name, so you can reach it by clicking here:

Maybe I'll put general/casual stuff on there and real posts on here. An(...)


I'm having to switch over to youtube-based video hosting (with embeds) instead of the old method I was using (hosting video files directly from my server and streaming them).

Reason: household connection doesn't seem to have enough bandwidth (even for low-quality videos). I must have spent hours of CPU time encoding all those vids especially for streaming. Oh well!

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RT @LGBToryCanada: Robert #Mugabe, who claims 'filthy' gay people should be castrated, named #WHO Goodwill Ambassador