Category: Winning

Developments Of My Developments

I’ve got a few things to cover in this post, all relating to developing web thingies, that I’ve come to realise in the past few weeks. 1. Codeivate I recently discovered a service called Codeivate which basically has a bunch of plugins for popular editors/IDEs which track your activity and report the details back to their system. This lets you see the types of files you work on and how long you spend typing at once,  which can give you some pretty great insights into your focus levels and typical workflow. It also awards you EXP against each file type which level up, and contributes to your overall level – so you feel an…

Nixie Tubes


I want to make a thing except it needs to be a thing that could reasonably require nixie tubes because I basically just want to use nixie tubes.

My Mission for Next Week Involves Time Machines

All You Need Is Kill

“For Madokami so loved the world that She gave us Her Only Self, that whoever believes in Her shall not despair but have everlasting Hope.” –Homu 3:16

Because Debugging Into the Page is Bad Practice

Because I run into issues of locating debug output or messing up element placement it’s bad practice, I wrote a Sublime snippet to help me output stuff from PHP into the JavaScript console! To get it: open Sublime, then Tools > New Snippet… and paste this Gist over the contents of the snippet template. To use it: make sure your current syntax is PHP, type clog, hit enter, and type the output you want to display. It uses JSON so feel free to throw objects or whatever at it, though be aware of property visibility with objects.

The Future is Coming!

By creating a "self-trapping regime" scientists have made light behave like a crystal

So an article published by I Fucking Love Science last week claims that a group of researchers have managed to quantumly entangle photons to atoms, enabling them to give photons the properties of liquids and solids. This was only on a very small scale and the “atom” that they used was actually an artificially induced composite atom – apparently they tricked a group of 100 billion atoms into behaving like a single atom – but shows that the concept of “solid light” is at least possible. This is awesome. Almost unbelievably awesome. Think holograms – controlling atoms into certain shapes is much easier than controlling light in its usual form. Think…


A simple JS tool to compliment responsive sites through delaying the loading of images until you specifically ask for them. The idea behind this is that on smaller devices certain containers will be hidden, so why should the images inside them load? Sure you don’t have the overhead of drawing them, but you still have the overhead of requesting and downloading them. DelayedImage comes in 3 flavours: jQuery – organised as a jQuery plugin, requires jQuery (maybe) Vanilla – doesn’t check if you have jQuery, just runs in vanilla JS Master – both jQuery and Vanilla modes, defaults to jQuery if detected As usual with my work, this project is…

The Power Vested In You By Marketing Teams

If you do a search for a thing you want on Google, make sure you click on the normal link for the website you get it from and the advert links for their competitors. Advert links in Google’s search results are pay-per-click. Depending on the keywords chosen for a particular advert (that line up with the search you’ve done) those competitors could pay anywhere from a couple of pence to several pounds each time someone clicks on their advert. Some keywords are even worth several tens of dollars (USD, obviously) per click! If you click an advert but then DON’T get the thing from them, they’ll be paying out for…

Anime, Manga and Japan’s Efforts to Curb Piracy

As you may know, the Japanese government recently released a  list of nearly 600 pirate sites that are going after. Simultaneously, they are launching a new network- and production-independent site for legally providing anime and manga to the rest of the world. This will add the slowly-increasing count of legal sites like Crunchyroll and Daisuki, as well as the likes of Hulu and Netflix who have some anime content. The way I, myself, got into anime originally is without a doubt staying up late as a child to watch Dragon Ball Z, Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star back when we had Sky TV. But such legal offerings are still few…

Debbie <3

This will never get old. Never.

Humble Weekly Bundle: Japan Edition!

Time is running for you to get your hands on 7* DRM-free** Japanese games! Bullet hell? Check! JRPG? Check! Uhhh, what else… Apartment manager simulator with monsters? Check! Buying them separately at full RRP would cost around $67, so this is a scorching deal!



* 3 games for any donation, unlock another 3 at $6 and the final game unlocks at $10.
** All games are available DRM-free for Windows with select titles available for Mac and Linux. Pay $1 or more to gain access to these games on Steam for select platforms. Obviously, check the proper system requirements before purchasing to avoid potential disappointment.