From My Desktop


Hello to you from my desktop!

That's correct, I'm coming to you today from not the internet, not my phone, nor some other crazy way but through a lone piece of software called 'Blog Entry Poster' It's for Linux as that's what I'm on these days. It's OK - It's a box that you can write a post in. Just what I needed really.

Website Updates include a new little 'Dylan' on the left-hand side whom appears to be talking to you! He's saying my latest Tweet / Facebook status for you - lovely.

I got an invite for Google Wave (thanks Gareth!) - with minimal numbers of people - being collaboratively creative is hard but they have given me 8 invitations to send to people so if you want one then please do ask... Expect a re-hash on the old projects section soon - I'm going to make it a little more beautiful and easy and mainly add some University content too for your pleasure.... coming soon-ish. Haven't really thought of anything yet but I'll start! So let's see what this post looks like...

NOTE: I had to edit it because it put it into loads of paragraphs and didn't have a title - That piece of software has had a short life.

Wiki or KB or something


I am currently sharing all my projects on my site but I would like to open it up even more and show you how I did stuff. I know I comment here on my blog when I send stuff but it will be almost impossible to find out how stuff is done and add to it. I am going to research into hosting the code somewhere safe along with some clear documentation

Signpost Website Update

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Yesterday afternoon I moved the sgnpost website over to it's new home on 000webhost. This was basically moving where the domain was- previously it just pointed at the pages but now the URL is registered on 000webhosts nameservers.

In the process I made a few bug fixes, especially some in the admin section. And added PHP includes for prehtml, head, navigation and footer. They also got moved into a folder of their own too keep out of the way. The only regret is I have is including the end head tag within the head php file as now adding extra script to a page has become more difficult. Further plans include user based login incorporated with OpenID and hopefully Facebook Connect. This is one of the main reasons for the prehtml file - to do cookies and login data etc.

Other quick fixes need to be done to css, script and things and almost all the images on site need to be re-done. That's about it for now- oh new twitter feed for them: @signpostyouth and flickr photo account coming soon too

Ubuntu - New Laptop


My laptop has been experiencing some difficulties recently. Not that unusual. However I do not want to loose any more work, photos, music etc so I have acquired a NEW pc from computer recycling at York University. It is running Ubuntu 9.10 and is so quite well. The rescue operation of my stuff has begun - starting with my music collection. It is actually an upgrade as the PC has a bigger hard drive, faster processor, more RAM, an extra CD drive, more USB connections, a gigabit ethernet card and more...



Hello - I have created 2 seperate nodes (node1 and node2) as subdomains on where I shall be experimenting with different things slighty seperate from the main site. This is mainly to try and keep everything nice and tidy. I wrote a ruby application yesterday - It said "Hello" - very complicated stuff.