Living in the cloud

Living in the cloud

My hard-drive crashed last Saturday, which kind of pissed me off as I was planning on spending Sunday playing online with one of my mates. So I spent Sunday and Monday formatting and re-installing everything. To my surprise: I didn’t actually loose anything. I hadn’t realised how much of my data actually lives on the […]

5 Solutions for MySQL Error 1235

5 Solutions for MySQL Error 1235

I got stuck for hours the other day with this problem. I’ve used triggers for years in SQL Server without a problem, however, in MySQL the implementation is a bit iffy. One problem I ran into yesterday while trying to restore a database was error 1235: ERROR 1235 (42000) at line 1408: This version of […]

A bug has been found in the system

A bug has been found in the system

The past couple of years have been really really hectic. Snowden leaked sensitive information, the Eurozone has on-going economic problems, the UK and USA are virtually police states, the NSA and GCHQ are spying on most internet users, there has been widespread protests across the world (Brazil, UK, USA, Siria, etc… “we are the 99%” […]

How to develop good software

How to develop good software

As a software developer, I’ve come across many horrors in coding over the years. It’s no secret that most developers code things fast and ugly to get stuff out the door. But something strange happened to me recently; I think I am finally becoming a better coder. I’ve been developing an ERP/MRP/CRM by myself for […]

On political parties and why they should not exist

On political parties and why they should not exist

I was quite amused by a G+ post written by Google co-founder Sergey Brin today, which in summary, says the following: I must confess, I am dreading today’s elections. Not because of who might win or lose. But because no matter what the outcome, our government will still be a giant bonfire of partisanship. In fact, I […]

Avoid dropping out at all costs

Avoid dropping out at all costs

After reading this post, I got the urge to write a reply of some sorts, with my thoughts about dropping out to build a startup. My advice: Don’t do it, there is always time, but it’s harder to get back to studying once you’ve dropped out. What set me going was this last paragraph of […]