Traffic alerts via Twitter mashup with optional SMS

As a recent fan of twitter (you can follow me if you like) as a short (read text message length) form of blogging, I was quite interested to spot a blog post from Andy Davies about using twitter to mashup with traffic data feeds. I used his technique, though in a simpler format e.g. I

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We’re hiring

In case you’ve not noticed on our main site, we’re hiring – a PHP web developer (OOP).

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Conference experience

I’m currently sat in the PHP London 08 conference and just thought I’d post a note. I’m currently listening to Rob Allen enthuse about the Zend Framework in the ‘my framework is better than yours’ session.The three frameworks under discussion where Code Igniter, Symphony and Zend Framework. Having listened to all the debates, I’m still

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phplondon08: Conference approaches

I’m now looking forward to the 3rd annual UK PHP conference this Friday. I went to the conference the first year it ran and it was good to truly geek about the language, I couldn’t make last year as I was on my way back from Australia (was actually between Syndey and Dubai at the

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GeekUp Leeds: YUI Javascript Evolved?

We’ve started to use the Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) a lot here at Magma and so I was intrigued when the Leeds branch of GeekUp were having Christian Heilmann from Yahoo! to speak about it. Whilst Christian’s talk was an introduction to the YUI posing the question Javascript Evolved?, it was fairly basic for anyone

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New Staff – again!

As usual things are busy round here, however, things are getting better since we’ve added two new staff again. Firstly at the beginning of last month, Phil Wastell joined us as a Web Developer and has already started to have direct impact on my over-heavy work load. Phil already knows quite a bit of PHP,

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XTemplate updates

For those interested in PHP and Templating, I’ve released some updates to the (excellent – no bias!) PHP XTemplate, one of the major new features is that of Tag Callback modifiiers – this is a bit of a change of direction for the code, however it provides some neat potential and will certainly change the

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IP 1000A ethernet driver Fedora 7

Discovered today that a previously working ethernet driver for the IP1000A chipset stopped working when upgrading to the latest Fedora 7 kernel (2.6.22.1-41). When compiling the driver there’s now output indicating a problem: ipg_main.c:4045: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘pci_module_init’ If you’ve installed or upgraded to Fedora 7 (or are running a 2.6.22+ kernel) along

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Access all Areas! The life of a Business Analyst

Being a business analyst in a team with developers and designers there are interesting times when structure competes with creativity. I was reading a book by "37signals" called "Getting Real" and they propose that developers of software should move away from paper based documentation such as functional specs and move straight to Real development of

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