Consuming your GitHub Recent Activity feed

If you have a GitHub account and actively push code to it and you also have a website then this post is for you! Oh and also it’s in C#. Deal with it. Prerequisites over and here we go. Very quick jobbie this was although I still hate XML. Whose idea was it?! Here is […]

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Philip Larkin – The Mower

The Mower The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found A hedgehog jammed up against the blades, Killed. It had been in the long grass. I had seen it before, and even fed it, once. Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world Unmendably. Burial was no help: Next morning I got up and it did not. […]

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Handy C# String Extensions for the manipulation of Tweets

I’ve recently been working on a big data project that involves analyzing incoming tweets en mass from the Twitter Streaming API. It’s been a mammoth task getting to grips with the mahoosiveness of the .NET framework. Anyway I’ve collated together a series of Extension methods useful for turning raw tweet text into HTML prettified output […]

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Combining two List together, merging instances of T based on instance member using LINQ

Recently I encountered an issue whereby I had two List<T> objects with containing objects of a custom class – I needed to join these two lists together, ensuring that in the new joined List<T> the instances of T were not duplicated at all (i.e. two objects with an instance field of Name with a value […]

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New E-Cig Gear

Adam’s a very happy boy today. I received new e-cig gear in the mail – I got a Vision Spinner 2, a Kanger Mini ProTank and a Kanger EVOD Glassomizer. My original Vision Spinner was broken on a night out – boo hoo. Anyway here are some picz of the new aforementioned gear:  

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This post is partly based on the instructions found at Matt Hoofman’s public GitHub repo wordpress-heroku that you can download for free at https://github.com/mhoofman/wordpress-heroku. So you just found out about Heroku and want to deploy WordPress to your new Heroku app? Well here’s how you do it.. Prerequisites: Install Git (available here) Sign up for […]

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Big news! I have been coaxed into exercising by my “caring” colleagues. I am now a proud member of the Strava community. This evening’s run is the second run I have done since my run-aissance (geddit) began; I did a 1.8 mile run last Saturday with the girlfriend in the searing heat of the British […]

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I’ve been playing around a lot with SCSS lately, particularly Susy and Compass. It’s a great language (much better than LESS). I recently ran into a problem where I needed to style a parent HTML <section>¬†element only if it had children of a certain class. Of course this would be easy to do with Javascript […]

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Welcome to my new blog

It’s been a while since I last posted online due to the fact that my hosting package expired – I have now moved across to the Cloud with the help of Heroku (to host my CodeIgniter app and also my WordPress installation) and Cloudflare for DNS management and CNAME forwarding at the domain apex. This […]

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