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Wiblog - Paul's Wibblings

04/10/23

As you may well know we have a website called WalkLakes which is about walking in the Lake District and the main income stream from that is that we sell PDF versions of our walks and also GPX route files for use with GPSs and mapping software.  read more ...

06/09/18

I've just wasted a couple of hours banging my head against the wall trying to track down an obscure issue in an old PHP script. Essentially this script appended text to a file in /tmp - it was to provide me with some debug.  read more ...

16/04/16

The last 24 hours at WalkLakes have been a bit of an exciting ride. On the plus side yesterday we sold the most walks in one day ever, beating the best day last August. On the minus side we received our first payment by PayPal eCheque this morning (no, us neither) and our software sent the customer the walk as normal.  read more ...

15/01/16

I've written here before about the how pissed off I am at web sites that disable onpaste on <input> fields in forms. Last night I had an illustration of why people do it.  read more ...

30/12/15

One of the things we've needed to do for WalkLakes is to generate PDF versions of our walks and I've talked here before about how we did this using htmldoc, a program which converts HTML to PDF (or Postscript), but that it had its limitation - mainly that it had no CSS support and was designed around an old release of HTML.  read more ...

17/11/15

At the weekend I bought another Chromebook (of which more later) from an eBay trader and yesterday he shipped it to me via Parcelforce Express 24. All well and good.  read more ...

08/06/15

Apparently it's PHP's 20th birthday today, well according to various chatter on the Interweb anyway, and people are digging out their memories of when they first came to it. I must have been a fairly early adopter I think...  read more ...

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