Go Daddy Apache Upgrade

8 September 2011 by , No Comments (221 views)

Go Daddy just upgraded Apache on one of the webservers I use; an important one. I found out the hard way when I discovered my league website was entirely broken with 404 errors everywhere. I quickly narrowed it down to mod_rewrite and the RewriteRules in place in my .htaccess file. Of course I contacted Go [...]

Michael’s new car

1 July 2011 by , No Comments (97 views)

In what has turned into a bit of your-turn my-turn scenario, it was my turn for a car upgrade after my ‘lil commuter Daewoo started having clutch issues. It had been a spur of the moment thing when, back in August 2009, I accepted a new job up in Sydney and needed a 2nd car. [...]

Styling Facebook – XBox 360 Theme

27 May 2010 by , 1 Comment (1,235 views)
Styling Facebook – XBox 360 Theme

Ever wanted to style Facebook? One of the (sometimes good, sometimes bad) features of Facebook that differs from what I like to call it’s emo predecessor in the social networking game: MySpace, is the inability to customize it’s layout. MySpace was fantastic if you could write CSS like I can, but it opened up security [...]

MySQL GROUP_CONCAT returns [BLOB - 14 B]

26 May 2010 by , 5 Comments (4,272 views)
MySQL GROUP_CONCAT returns [BLOB - 14 B]

A tech post today, I really don’t do enough of these. I bumped into an issue recently where I was building a form guide for the cricket league website that I run. The idea was to present the team form on one line based off results in my scorecard table, like so: WWWLLWWNWWLWW I previously [...]

When things go bump in the night

7 May 2010 by , No Comments (443 views)
When things go bump in the night

Just a few days ago I woke unexpectedly in the middle of night when I heard commotion and fuss nearby. Barely coherent I was able to determine two things: that Jenifer was at our bedroom window yelling at something and that the time read 1:30am. My initial reaction was that Jenifer was having a bad [...]