Browsing Month November, 2008

MySQL to XML with PHP

November 30th, 2008 | written by

This tutorial is based on a bit of code I created to extend Flash Nifties XML slideshow to use an MySQL database as its datasource. It assumes you have a MySQL database where you store your images. [Download sql2xml.zip for XML Slide Show] Step 1: Make the database connection <?php $con = mysql_connect("localhost","username","password"); if (!$con) […]

Category : MySQL &php

Johnny Lee – Wii projects

November 21st, 2008 | written by

Johnny Chung Lee a genius researcher at the Carnegie Mellon University University in Pittsburgh, USA. Among his many projects at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute there a his Wii projects; unique inventions that make great use of the Wii remote motion detection technology. These fascinating gadgets are very practical, cheap and easy to make yourself and […]

Category : Must-see websites

Microsoft Live Labs

November 21st, 2008 | written by

Live Labs is a Microsoft project site that presents (among other projects) two very interesting developments in online digital image viewing technology: Sea Dragon and Photosynth. There are lots of demos on the site so you can see the technology in action. The Hard Rock Memorabilia website is also a very nice example.

Category : Must-see websites

Joomla Bootcamp

November 20th, 2008 | written by

I will be attending this years Joomla Bootcamp at IBM Bedfont (Crosby Auditorium) in Middlesex on the 11th of. If you are going too, maybe I’ll see you there.┬ If you are not going, then watch this space for feedback and photos.

Category : Events &Joomla

PHP, MySQL and Japanese characters

November 16th, 2008 | written by

I recently set up a photoblog for my wife. As Junko is Japanese she wanted the ability to write posts in her mother tongue. WordPress handles this perfectly well out of the box but when I came to interrogating the WordPress database to display the latest blog titles on an external page I was just […]

Category : MySQL &php &Tutorials

UK online centres

November 13th, 2008 | written by

UK online centres is part of UFI Limited, the company behind Learn Direct in the UK. UK online centres is a government-funded initiative whose role it is to support local libraries, community centres and learning centres who provide free access to computer and internet to the most digitally excluded members of our society. For two […]

Category : e-Learning &Joomla &Projects &Public Sector &Recent work

Moodle user account spam

November 13th, 2008 | written by

Recently there seems to be an increasing number of pointless attacks on Moodle websites. These mindless spammers, usually purveyors of porn and sexual enhancement potions, are creating bogus accounts on innocent Moodle sites and plastering obscene images and links in the user profile. Obviously the best way to attempt to avoid this irritating practice is […]

Category : Moodle &News

Loquela Communication Design

November 13th, 2008 | written by

http://loquela.co.uk Loquela Communication Design is my corporate brand and Loquela Limited is the company under which┬ all my web development and consultancy is conducted. The Loquela Communication Design website is more of a corporate brochure site designed to attract businesses and educational organisations to my range of products and services.

Category : e-Learning &Projects &Web design &Web development

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