Url Suffix in Codeigniter

Codeigniter is a great Framework, it’s been around for quite some time now. Some might say this makes it a bit long in the tooth. Personally I don’t agree, it’s still actively developed, faster than most (much faster than Laravel) and allows you to still write raw PHP when you want to. One of the niggles though is the way it handles the use of Url suffix generation. You can Read More...

Exporting to CSV in Modx

Sometimes the easiest way to bulk edit or export data is through a csv or excel file. While its easy enough to export a database table as CSV if your exporting from Modx then it’s not that straight forward. The reason for this is due to the way Modx stores Template Variables – within a table that references the page the TV belongs to and the type of variable it Read More...

IP Address Spoofing

I’ve been thinking on the subject of IP address spoofing lately and how easy this could be to carry out. While email header spoofing is both widespread and easy (you don’t even need any paid software or much knowledge) Two IT experts have argued that you can’t really spoof IP addresses elsewhere. On a networking level of course it would be difficult, at least bi-directionally. You can send a spoof Read More...

Project Cars vs Real life

Project Cars, probably the most realistic racing game yet has finally been launched for the next generation consoles (PS4 / Xbox One) and the PC. Not only does it drive realistically but it looks the business too. Check out this video showing just how close the’ve got it.  

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Albert Einstein

No Mans Sky

Waiting for a killer game to tempt you to buy the next gen console? By the looks of things No Man’s Sky may just be it. A free-form, procedurally generated universe full of planets and creatures and space to explorer, all rendered in fantastic, vibrant 3D. Swoop down from space to a planet without a pause or loading screen in sight. A science fiction game like no other – essentially Read More...

Quantum Computers are a reality

The ability to use quantum “entanglement” in a practical computer has been thought to be at least a decade away and yet a Canadian company called D-Wave has built a computer that does just that. The company made such a claim earlier in the year however thier machine’s have now been peer reviewed and do seem to stand up to scrutiny. This changes things within the world of computers on Read More...

Google’s Right to be Forgotten form

Following the European Unions ruling that an individual has a “right to be fogotten” Google has created a form that allows EU citizens to request removal of content from the search giant. The form requires a valid photo ID, that you reside in one of the 28 countries supported by the EU under this ruling and that you list the reason for removal of each and every URL you request Read More...

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Mark Twain

Doctor Who fan made trailer

A fan-made Doctor who trailer that’s about as good as it possibly gets. The BBC could do worse than to use this to advertise the new series when it appears this August.