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Facebook time in php – Facebook uses GMT not PDT/PST?

I don’t know whether its purely related to my location when I am calling facebooks’ graph API or what, but all the talk about what timestamps facebooks API returns seems to be wrong. Perhaps they’ve changed something, perhaps they are re-adjusting them just for me. If its the latter I wonder why they are giving me GMT […]

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Facebook Fan Page Branding Template – Illustrator

Facebook Fan Page Branding Template – Creating a facebook fanpage branding with Adobe Illustrator As I have been dabbling with facebook fan pages I thought I would share a few of the take-away’s, in this case purely to do with the branding of your facebook page, increasingly an important outward factor in all web developments […]

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Remove unwanted eBay strings from A2P [Auction2post] posts with Automated Editor

Free rules file with this post! Do you use Auction2Post [A2P]? If you don’t its a wordpress plugin which automatically implants listings from ebay as wordpress posts, including affiliate links through the ebay partner network from which you earn a commission. Its quite useful. Read my post about it here. Anyhow if you don’t use the […]

Also posted in Affiliate Marketing, PHP, Search Engine Optimisation, Snippets, Software, Web Development, Wordpress Tagged ,

Automated Editor Released!

A nice small chunk of a project, Automated Editor is a wordpress plugin which allows you to automate some of the post editing process. Written to be lightweight and flexible it can do a lot with a little input. The plugin replaces a previous script/small app I had previously commissioned to offer automatic string replacement/removal […]

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Hackers wrecking your shared host account? Check your Website Portfolio Integrity

10 days of perpetual issues with hackers. 10 DAYS. 100+ sites bombed randomly between every 5 minutes and 5 hours and that’s only after proper detection, who knows how far it had gone before. But from the relentless irritation some positives developed, if you are in the (precarious) position of hosting LOTS of websites on […]

Also posted in ASP.Net, C#, Ideas, PHP, Search Engine Optimisation, Software, Technology, Web Development, Web Technology, Wordpress

Writing a book. Yeah its a novel, Science fiction…1 year later

It’s now about a year since I started writing my first book, a novel, a science fiction novel and I am still writing. It’s been an experience which has travelled the world with me and let me travel the world through it. Started on a bit of a whim it has become an all encompassing […]

Also posted in Social Media, Travel, Writing

ODesk and outsourcing

Back to it again, the portfolio needs a bit of a push so I am adding a few new sites into the mix this time in niche’s discovered with a new formula pulling from several new data sets. Ah the wonders of purchasable and scrapeable data online / via api – the formula was refined […]

Also posted in Business, C#, Web Development

Small update for Reddit Wallpaper Grabber

Just a quick update for the reddit wallpaper grabber which some of you reported issues with. In fact it was more just that reddit was under heavy load and lazily I had no pretty error handling in there. So I quickly added a notification so as to clear up the times when reddit is inaccessible. […]

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