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With The Deepest Sadness

Me and Shaun

It is with the deepest sadness my Fiance and soulmate for the past 16 years was suddenly taken away from me on New Years Day at the tender age of 35.  Shaun was a dedicated father and hard working man with a heart of gold.  We spent the last 2 weeks together as a family, having fun and doing what families should do.  Time is precious!

Preparing for an Upgrade – My Yosemite Experience

Computer Display

When a new operating system is released  you question yourself.  Do I really need an upgrade?  How easy is it?  Do I dive in or wait for the mass participation to die down?  Do I research blogs to find the good, bad and ugly, will it put me off? I guess the answer is all of them.  Here is my experience with my recent Yosemite upgrade on my 2-year-old Mac.

WOW Playground – PHP Checkboxes Revisited

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Having checked back at some of my popular PHP and jQuery posts I decided to create WOW playground which unites all of my previous checkboxes and radio button form tutorials into one handy script.  I have updated to newer, modern technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and PDO, to handle the database.  jQuery and jQuery UI have been updated to the latest versions with a few new features and the odd tweak here and there.

The Knitting Pattern That Caused Me Grief!

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As bizarre as this title sounds I haven’t taken up knitting as a hobby. Recently I was called by my friend whose Windows Vista computer had shut down on her and refused to restart. Being slightly curious I paid her a visit to be greeted with a computer that had gone into hyper hibernation mode. A simple long press of the power button turned it off and boy what was I greeted with when I restarted it.

Adding Google Charts to WordPress Blog Part 2

Google Charts

In this mini-series of Google Visualization tutorials we will be adding a Google chart to a WordPress theme without having to install any plugins but ensuring that we use the correct WordPress functions and recommended safe way of implementing JavaScript. The data we will be pulling will be in JSON format and will be stored on the same server inside the theme directory.  In this tutorial we will be adding  a stacked column chart.  Want to add a table?  Checkout part 1

Adding Google Charts to WordPress Blog Part 1

Google Charts

In this mini-series of Google Visualization tutorials we will be adding a Google chart to a WordPress theme without having to install any plugins but ensuring that we use the correct WordPress functions and recommended safe way of implementing JavaScript. The data we will be pulling will be in JSON format and will be stored on the same server inside the theme directory.  In this tutorial we will be adding a table. Want to add a chart?  Checkout part 2

MultCloud – Access all of Your Cloud Drives

The Cloud

Multcloud is a convenient way of accessing multiple online cloud drives through the web, with no software installations neccessary, MultCloud can be convenient when travelling from office to home or have several computers in which you work from. With support for services like Dropbox, Box, Amazon S3, Google Drive, OneDrive, SugarSync, Copy, Bitcasa, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.de, Yandex, HiDrive, Baidu as well as support for FTP and WebDav you can copy, move, preview, download files from one drive to another with ease.

Top 20 WordPress Development Blogs to Follow

WordPress Resources

WordPress development has come a long way since I started this blog in 2008. If you want to start creating themes, plugins or simply want to fix something in your current theme you can, with an ever expanding API the WP Codex can help you out a lot but with the growing number of WordPress development blogs you can also find loads of hints, tips and resources from around the web to cover all aspects of your WordPress life. Here are 20 of them to get you started. If I have not mentioned your favourite then feel free to add it to the comments section or fire me a tweet @ridgey28.