Author Archives: Rich

Tesco Spam

A few weeks ago I ordered from Tesco online. I then received one of their follow up emails suggesting I complete a survey, and then another and another … hourly. I wrote to Tesco: hi, thank you for spamming my … Continue reading

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Thunderbird 5.0, what a load of crap.

No not the Gerry Anderson one, sadly. But the pile of crap that Mozilla has released as the update to Thunderbird 3. No I’m not sure what happened to 4 either. Inbox keeps crashing, no idea why. Basic plugins don’t … Continue reading

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Considering removing eShop from WordPress plugin repository.

Within a year of releasing eShop I managed to get it onto the WordPress plugin repository. It certainly increased the number of downloads, and even brought in a little money – not that that was ever the intent. But I … Continue reading

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WordPress plugin – IIS issues

A case of strange but true tale of woe. A few versions back I added in some functionality to my plugin, eShop, for users to view their orders. I called the file user.php. A lot of my other files have … Continue reading

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WordPress hosted theme, no thanks.

I am so glad I don’t develop themes for WordPress. rather draconian values seem to have snuck into the design process.

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When using other people’s code

ensure it does what it is supposed to, and isn’t over engineered with useless crap. All I did was look for a simple function to create a WordPress query, gave up and used my own, a smaller and better one … Continue reading

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