Blog Category: Geekiness

SQL SELECTs across non-calendar daysMonday 8th August 2011. No comments.

I came across a little SQL problem today that supplied a small 'Eureka!' moment, for me at least. I'm sure you hardcore DBA types will mock my ignorance, but hey, we weren't born knowing this stuff. I'm using ...

Google London Site ClinicWednesday 6th April 2011. 5 comments.

Last night I was lucky enough to attend Google's first London Site Clinic at TechHub. This, as the name suggests, was a free-of-charge chance for webmasters to hear from the horse's mouth the do's and don'ts of increasing ...

A very merry 3G Router to you allMonday 31st January 2011. 2 comments.

Finally it seems our house move is just about complete. They say moving house and changing jobs are among the most stressful things a person can do. I can assure you that doing both at the same time ...

Joy to the WorldMonday 20th December 2010. No comments.

A few days ago I was contacted by James, a developer who wanted a little help with my JavaScript world map code that I created at the start of 2009. Luckily, he overcame the hiccup, finished his project ...

Slick online registrationSunday 31st October 2010. No comments.

I realised this week that I've been doing online signup completely wrong all this time. By online signup, I'm referring to the process of letting users register to use your site - for free or otherwise - providing ...

Goodbye Word, hello MarkdownThursday 7th October 2010. 1 comment.

Being the early adopter I am </sarcasm>, I have to tell you about my new found love of Markdown. As the current version approaches it's 6th birthday, only now am I realising exactly how powerful it is. In ...

Fixing a disappearing problemFriday 24th September 2010. No comments.

I've just added a tiny new article to the code section of my website, regarding handling a problem with the CSS attribute background-position across all modern web browsers. Being the cutting edge, early adopter guy I am, I ...

Jon Combe