Modern technology and the decline of communication

29 Jul 2013

As humans our want to be social and to communicate is a part of us. The sharing of ideas has been with us since even before we were able to speak. I would even argue that this internal desire is the reason our species has done so well together.

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Change in method signature erasures in Java 7

9 Jul 2013

This is a small change to Java 7 which was highlighted when another developer started using the Java 7 JDK with some code which was compiling fine in Java 6. When I say "fine", I mean it compiled but Java 6 gave warnings.

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All the worlds problems ... there ... I fixed it

8 Jul 2013

As engineers, we are problem solvers. The best of us generalise the problem, simplify it and attempt to find the root cause of the problem. Fixing the root cause is the right solution, any other is simply duct tape.

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Performance tuning for mobiles

6 Jul 2013

After two and half days I am piecing together the frayed ends of my sanity, I feel like I have been mind raped by 100 horny baboons. This is the pleasant feeling you will be left with after you attempt to performance tune your website for mobiles.

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Choose your SilverStripe cache location carefully

1 Jul 2013

Let me begin today's lesson in the world of SilverStripe with an explanation of my usage. This site is currently hosted on a shared host, it is cheap, has all I need and I am not expecting a high volume of viewers at any one time. This suits my usage perfectly.

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