Well I've done it, changed blog engines again. Part of it is that like Scott Hanselman says - "own your content", but really part of it is t… Read More

When you're the office (or family) "computer guy" you tend to get roped into helping with anything technology related. In days gone by that … Read More

What’s your homepage set to? If you’re like me, you’ll see it 100 times a day. Direct access to google is good, but most browsers do this st… Read More

Last week many of the webs largest sites and services were having massive problems including Scotland’s own tech unicorn FanDuel, Googles Ne… Read More

So, we finally launched the works new website, and it’s pretty lovely. I can say that almost without bias as I was very hand-off and it was … Read More

Treat this as an open letter to both providers, I’m stuck with buyers indecision about which to choose … Our agency has been a Basecamp subs… Read More

UTF8 seems to be the bee’s knees of text encoding, but when your source comes in all different flavours, how do we deal with this ? Recently… Read More

Recently a client has required a designed signature for their emails. Whilst in Outlook there’s no issue applying these and there was only a… Read More

I adore the idea of Kickstarter, to me it’s like a version of The X-Factor or Britain’s Got Talent where people vote (with their cash) and y… Read More

I recently had a clients older site stop working with CKfinder and IE11. Here’s how that worked out …. Using the IE11 Dev tools I co… Read More

or “IP Subnetting for dummies” In work two locations previous joined by a hardware VPN (Sonicwall … eww) are getting their internet connecti… Read More

Recently I’ve had to migrate an older site into Umbraco. There’s already a fantastic 301 tracker package which removes any worry from renami… Read More

In the house we’re using a first gen AppleTv set to boot Crystalbuntu from USB to run XBMC. At the other end of the chain we have a Windows … Read More

Microsoft Dot Net is a family of products (One Asp.Net), but with any large family there’s going to be clashes of personality and tears befo… Read More

The web has been talking this week about the upcoming changes to the twitter API (v1.1). One item in particular has caught my eye [5a] Twee… Read More

Drobo, NTFS, GPT, MFT, and “The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable” (or “How I had file corruption and think i’ve fixed it”) In th… Read More

Following on from my previous programmers ramblings we’ve made leaps and bounds recently in a whole range of our toolsets. uCommerce We’ve b… Read More

In the office we’re currently making strides towards moving our userbase from our bespoke CMS solution to the recently released Umbraco 5. U… Read More

Have you guys seen those wonderful animated GIFs lately where the quality is sharp and the animation is fantastically subtle. Turns out (as … Read More

When producing images for the web i’m still finding sites that aren’t quite getting it right. Much of the blame may lie at the feet of conte… Read More

Since we first attended Dead by Dawn four years ago my friends and I have been kicking around the idea of creating a short horror genre movi… Read More

This genuinely just arrived in my email. It is awesome. Dear Sir or Madam I am writing to tell you about my journey to Japan to find the la… Read More

So i’ve had reason to fix a few windows machines of late and have come across a few tools to make the job easier Fixing Windows Boot Speed S… Read More

Since I’m looking to move my domain to the flavors.me/markbaillie site I’ll be taking my current site down. Usually I “grow out” of a site a… Read More

Stumbled across http://flavors.me/ and am really impressed at the service. It really lets you throw together a stylish homepage in minutes, … Read More

Gone back to XP but liked the way vista handles the “All Programs” start menu option. Found some programs to use : VistaStartMenu Not reall… Read More

Just for reference, here’s some firefox plugins in use better gmail colorzilla DownThemAll Firebug Firefox Showcase Fission Flashtracer Fox… Read More

This is more for me than anyone else, it s a list of software i’ve found useful so that in future, when i stupidly forget, i can look it up … Read More

Adding in a particular link for a workmate as he play with google, a proof that google is content over design Kenny Page – Web developer/arc… Read More

I’ve been looking at various IM clients today. Myself and most of my friends use MSN Messenger (or Windows Live Messenger as it’s about to b… Read More

Today I Achieved … Well I got most of my dvd list into an XML file so that i can use that and XMLHTTP javascript request to call it and popu… Read More

I recently changed my machine in work and thought that since everyone else is using MS outlook I should swap over and do the same. A while a… Read More

This week I have mostly been screwing with the google maps API to get it to draw maps to clients sites. There are a few problems with using … Read More

I had forgotten how much I liked to learn. A client asked us to look into server side image resizing for him. Since we primarily use ASP 3 t… Read More