Thought for the day

Programmers are often tempted to come up with clever solutions to problems. That’s a good thing, of course, but sometimes programmers are too clever, and the solutions are cryptic. Eric Elliott -...

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– Thought for the day…..
Top 10 WordPress Plugins

Top 10 WordPress plug-ins for blogging

A top 10 list of any sort is purely subjective, for instance the top 10 music charts are based on sales following a set of criteria, they don’t necessarily relate to all the music people are actually buying, and there are top 10 charts for every genre. In fact there are literally 100’s of top 10 music charts. In much the same vein there are 1000’s of top 10 WordPress plug-in charts.

In all honesty, maybe the title of this post should be Top 10 WordPress plug-ins for a freelance software developer blog, but I feel that loses some panache and besides Google doesn’t like long titles. So I’ve gone with the punchy title.

Geek.I.Am - Gary Woodfine

Whats the big idea behind Gary Woodfine .com?

This blog is more than just a vanity project dedicated from Gary Woodfine too Gary Woodfine.  I don’t have that big on an ego that I think that the world really needs to know about my opinions on matters.  I can almost guarantee you’re not going to find the secrets for world peace and eternal harmony via a digital format.

Made the switch to Duck Duck Go

About six weeks ago,  I decided to change my default search engine.  Call it a mid life crisis, or maybe just a sign of boredom, but I felt the time was right to start making changes to my “on-line life”.   When you analyse it, it’s surprising what factors come to the fore when consciously making a choice of search engine

– a computers world …..

real benefits of energy monitoring software

One of the very many benefits I enjoy about being a freelance software engineer/Developer/Architect/Geek,  is that I have been able to gain “experience” from a number of different industrial sectors and apply my software development skills to implement solutions a wide array of projects.

Some of the projects I have been fortunate enough to work on include a large-scale data migrations, high volume financial transaction processing, Law enforcement applications, e-commerce websites, property management, asset management , trading applications , flight simulation to name but a few!

– Programming is hard

stream CSV to JSON via FTP

In this post I will be discussing how to stream CSV to JSON via FTP , which will enable you to integrate your application with any number of legacy applications...

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How to setup node.js on a raspberry pi

The Raspberry Pi is a great device for tinkering and hacking around.  This evening  I thought it might be fun to find out if I could get the Pi to host and run a web server developed using node.js.  In this post I will provide a quick how to guide to set up a node.js web server on Raspberry Pi.

network shared folder on raspberry pi

One of the really great things about the Raspberry Pi is that it is a Linux based computer, so pretty much anything you can do with a linux computer you can do with a Pi – within reason!

I have previously written a post about being able to remotely access the Raspberry Pi via SSH , in this post I’ll provide instructions on how to create a network shared folder on raspberry pi,  so you can easily move files back and forth to Pi to a Windows 8 computer or ubuntu desktop.

NodeJS

Create a simple node.js module





Node.js is a great JavaScript framework for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Not just I say so, but according to the www.nodejs.org website:

Node.js® is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

– Imagine if….

Hello world!

A classic programmer introduction to a new concept. However I'm not entirely new to blogging, I have been running my own company blog over at www.threenine.co.uk/blog for a few years...

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Microsoft makes it easier for SMB to embrace office 365

Microsoft are aggressively trying to take a bigger market share of the cloud services market because they are trying to turn the company round from being a software vendor to a software as a service vendor.  It is because of this they are making it easier for customers adopt their Office 365 service, with the introduction three new Office 365 subscriptions.

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