Apologies - it's been a while. I am currently studying with the Open University and haven't got any spare time.
But on a brighter note, I won a PHP Coding competition with this entry.
I hope everyone had a nice Christmas and are making great plans for new year celebrations. I have put the sugar sync Linux client on hold for the moment, as i am finishing a client website at the moment which is taking up a fair bit of time.
In February I start my "computer and mathematical sciences" degree so will have a bit less time to do my projects so if anyone would like to contribute to the sugar sync Linux client i am more then happy to get the ball rolling.
Have a wonderful new year.
Unfortunately production on the SugerSync Client has slowed this week - mainly due to have 4 big server moves to organise and complete.
However these will be finished this weekend and I can focus on this once again.
If you haven't noticed already - My site layout has changed. There are still some things to finish - but will get around to them over the weekend. I have been absent for so long, due to be incredibly busy with my family and work, But I am here and will be posting a bit more soon.
If you have any thoughts please feel free to comment.
I know it's been a while. Got alot on at the moment (moving,work,family,etc)
I am currently re-desiging the crawler catcher which includes an apache module for detecting ip's
But i'm only a novice/intermediate level C coder, what I really need is someone to give me a hand with hash tables and apache api.
Please send me an email if you can help. shouldn't take too long.
Well i've finally got my invite through for google wave and my first impressions are great. Although when my account was activated I had no extensions and when I tried to load the extensions gallery I had "Dr. Wave" telling me to refresh my page, But this is very beta software so it is understandable that things could be broken.
Alot of the development work I do is all remote - so having software that improves communication is always welcome for a trial, and google wave ticks alot of my boxes. Having the ability to collaborate on a joint "wave" between multiple contacts makes writing specifications and requirement documents much easier as you can create a "blip" on any part of a current "wave" message and add amendments.
Once you are happy with the final copy - you just select it and click "make into new wave" and you have a clean version of the final document with no comments on it (whilst keeping the commented one too)
There is a very handy firefox extension which enables you to have the "wave" page closed and still be notified when you have a new wave.
Google Wave is missing email notification upon receiving a new wave - i'm not sure if this will be introduced (as it could become quite spammy) but the notification plugin is brilliant.
Once my extensions were turned on again - I was able to give them a good test. The initial google extensions look very good and show just what google wave is capable off, with collaborative google maps: giving the ability for all participants in a "wave" to add markers to a map & add items to an itenary all in real time.
Google Wave is a fantastic insight into where the web is going.
Lots of good things to come
It's a very simple yet effective tool which will provide helpful for other developers
Although being in a very alpha stage James Urquhart has managed to render HTML inside a canvas tag. Currently the only tags supported are HTML, BODY, P, B, and SPAN.
View his demo for an example of whats to come.
Hopefully we will start to see canvas tags being rendered inside canvas tags.
The crazy world of HTML5 and canvas tags
More posts to come - time is sparse with my new baby boy and alot of work going on.
Will stay in touch