Information about things I'm working on, along with things I've been involved in in the past.

Past projects

Things I was once involved in: - A community site for players of the counter-terrorism game Counter-Strike. Although no longer active, at its peak the site was getting 20,000 page views per day, making it easily the most popular UK site on the topic, and top 3 in the competitive European scene. I co-founded the site with Peter Lambert, and was responsible for all the coding and the day-to-day running.

The Icon Bar - A RISC OS community site I co-founded with Richard Goodwin. The site is still active although I'm no longer directly involved, and the focus has moved a little away from RISC OS.

Acorn Arcade - A RISC OS gaming site created by Alasdair Bailey and Graham Crockford, which eventually merged with my own site on the same topic. The site has since merged with TIB (see above).

External articles that may be of interest:

Rasmus - PHP Performance

Full video of a talk Rasmus gave at Digg HQ on PHP performance. After a brief look at PHP 5.3's new features he sets about improving the performance of an out-of-the-box Wordpress installation.

Adobe releases 64-bit flash player for Linux

Adobe have released an alpha of their 64-bit flash player for Linux (I believe this is the first 64-bit player they've done on any platform, it's not available for Windows or Mac yet). And it works great. It may be an alpha but so far I've found it considerably more stable than the released 32-bit wrapper version. It also uses considerably less CPU power. Easy installation instructions via. this blog entry.

MS Office in the browser

The most interesting thing about this announcement is that MS say the system will work in Firefox and Safari as well as IE. The Microsoft of 10 years ago would have used proprietary IE only code and used it as a way to leverage IE market share.

The Future of Advertising, Branding, Media and Communications

Video of a very interesting talk by Gerd Leonhard on the future of the media industry, and content on the Internet.

Future of web browsing from Mozilla Labs

Some interesting ideas about how web browsing might look in the future (watch the first video).