Taking time to write about development

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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Scraping data with PHP and cURL

I’m working on another idea which I hope to release soon which involves scraping websites using PHP and cURL. I don’t want to give too much away before I release the website so I won’t go into too much detail. However, what I can tell you is that it required me to go out and […]

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Raspberry Pi and Motion (Weather App Pt 2)

Part 2 in this series is going to show you how to setup Raspberry Pi and Motion in order to snap a picture every 10 minutes or so. If you haven’t already read Part 1 in this series to check out how to set up a Raspberry Pi temperature sensor with the DS18B20 sensor. Having […]

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Raspberry Pi Temperature Sensing Pt 1

This tutorial is going to teach you how to set up a Raspberry Pi Temperature sensor using GPIO pins and Occidentalis. So like many others before me I decided to pick up a Raspberry Pi to see what all the fuss is about. Now for those stuck under a rock or if you genuinely don’t […]

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Shoutcast TCL script for eggdrops

Update (14/02/2014): Some folks over at are now utilizing this script on their IRC channel. You should check it out on Quakenet #247drumandbass. Shoutcast TCL Script I was recently approached by a friend to help out with a TCL script for his  Shoutcast radio station. He has an eggdrop running on the EFNet IRC server which acts […]

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The dev hour begins

The first few years of my working life has seen me fall slightly behind in the world of web development so I’m taking the time to get a blog together to write down my findings and any interesting little tidbits (/titbits) I find along the way.   Bare with me as I try to catch […]


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