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Taking time to write about development

Raspberry Pi and Motion (Weather App Pt 2) (Revised)

Having written the original Raspberry Pi and Motion (Weather App Pt 2) and promptly put it on the back burner (read: got lazy and didn’t finish it) I’ve come back to finish it off. Firstly, I’m going to can the webcam in favour of the Raspberry Pi Camera Module. This is mainly due to the […]

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If you accept email, Use it!

One of the many things that bothers me in this day and age is the amount of businesses/services/individuals who accept email as a form of contact yet completely ignore or delay using it. 9 times out of 10 any website that you visit will have a contact section in some shape or form that will […]

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Windows 8.1 and Corrupt nVidia Graphics Drivers

Yesterday I suffered the dreaded ‘Monitor display blank screen issue after driver update‘ on my Windows 8.1 PC (in the middle of my work day to add insult to injury). I’m not sure when my PC decided to do Windows updates and install new drivers but all of a sudden my PC rebooted itself and after […]

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Companies who release iOS apps before Android are frustrating

This is one problem that has just started affecting me recently. I’m starting to find that a lot of companies these days when releasing Mobile Apps are coming out with their iOS version weeks sometimes months before their Android version. Case in point. The recent success of Grand Theft Auto V is known to all, […]

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Reading a websites contents using PHP and XPath

Following on from my previous post Scraping data with PHP and cURL today I’m going to show you about reading a websites contents using PHP and XPath. One of the biggest problems I have faced when dealing with a scraped web page (read: block of HTML) is how to go about getting specific text elements out of […]

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Automatically post to a Page using PHP Facebook SDK

During my weekends/time off I tend to watch quite a lot of sport, with the English Premier League (EPL) being one of my favourite things to support. As such, I created and run an EPL facebook page dedicated  to covering fixtures, results, and other news. Now this all good fun and I enjoy doing it, but […]

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Build a quadcopter (Part 3) – Preparing the quadcopter

Preparing the Quadcopter Welcome back to this third installment on how to build a quadcopter. If you haven’t already check out part 1 (the parts) and part 2 (the build) to get up to speed and then read on to start preparing the quadcopter for it’s first flight. KK2.0 Motor Layout The first thing we […]

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Build a quadcopter (Part 2) – The build

So if you managed to order all the correct parts (as noted in build a quadcopter part 1) and also managed to sit around waiting for them to arrive, we can now move on and build a quadcopter. Frame The first thing I suggest you do is put the frame together. It’s relatively straight forward and […]

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Build a quadcopter (Part 1) – The parts

It has been a while since my last post and I’m going to step away from Web development for this next series and teach you all how to build a quadcopter. This is something that has interested me for a while now and I decided to jump right into the deep end and go ahead […]

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Sending messages to an Eggdrop via PHP

So if you frequent IRC often like I do, you may notice some eggdrop bots displaying messages which come from a website. The most common times you will see this sort of script in action is when they are hooked into forum posts or torrent listings. You will more than likely have seen messages saying […]

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