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On September 5th, 2008 milburn wrote…

Forgetting Passwords

Today, I forgot my password. I don’t have a habit of forgetting passwords however our school requires us to change passwords every 3 months. That’s obviously a good security practise but that means another password to invent.

4 months ago and I’m sure I could of told you what my password was. Unfortunately I only used the password two or three times so it didn’t sink in, then I went on holiday completely forgetting about everything school related including my password. Of course our school has some good computer technicians who promptly allowed me to change it. Read the rest of this entry »

On September 4th, 2008 milburn wrote…

Icon Townsend

Craig Townsend is another young designer living in my local area. I found out about his recently set up studio in our local paper. His site is called icon:townsend and it features a mix of stock photography, online and print design. Finding clients at 17 isn’t particularly easy but Craig’s done some great work.

I hope that he gets plenty of work to keep him busy and perhaps we can work on some projects together in future.

On September 3rd, 2008 milburn wrote…

Starting with Facebook

I signed up to Facebook yesterday. There were several reasons. One of which being that I could develop a Facebook app. I’ve seen many good tutorials on how to build a simple application including this one from NetTuts.
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On August 23rd, 2008 milburn wrote…

Getting GCSEs

For those not familiar with the British school system, GCSEs are exams taken at the end of compulsory education at 16. I took them back in June but have just received my results. I got 4 As and 5 A*s(the highest grade).

This was just about what I expected but I was pleased not to receive any Bs. I wasn’t sure how well I’d done in English or in Art but I managed to pick up As in both. Read the rest of this entry »

On July 16th, 2008 milburn wrote…

WordPress Plugin Ideas

My first WordPress plugin, the drop caps plugin has been fairly successful so I’m looking to make a new plugin and I need some ideas.

Some of my own ideas include a speedometer which measures the speed performance of your WordPress installation, analyses the speed of other plugins and your themes, checks files are cached properly and suggests ways to speed up WordPress. Read the rest of this entry »

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