Dear YouTube

Dear YouTube, You have done so much to enable creators to make and share exciting videos, whether that be mini series, cooking shows, films, music videos, news, podcasts, top 10s, documentaries, you name it. Many communities have spawned around channels and topics, with comment sections ranging from support, to fully-blown drama. And whilst there is […]

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Truncated Dreams

On the 9th of April 2014, I closed my business, packed my bags, and flew to Belgium, after struggling with my startup for roughly 2 years. This is a¬†story about¬†shortcomings, failures, and personal mistakes I made during those years. There are plenty of articles about failed startups, describing postmortems in detail, so with this story […]

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Building a web application for $5-10 per month

SAAS companies seem to fulfil almost every need lately; from VCS to mailing, from authentication to screen sharing, from image and video processing to caching and app hosting. Interestingly enough, a lot of these companies offer basic tiers for free, so it is becoming increasingly possible to launch a web application where most of the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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%” […]

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