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2017-01-09: 'One Dark' Theme For TextMate After over a year using Atom and putting up with its high resource usage and inability to open large …

2016-12-02: iPhone 7 RAW Test Shots I’ve often wanted more out of the iPhone camera, the images produced by Apple’s …

2016-02-12: Laptop Downsizing From 512 Pixels: Currently, I'm using a Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. It has an …

2015-07-28: Cloning Permissions And ACLs On OS X Sometimes permissions get messed up, it’s normally easy to fix, but if the problem also breaks your …

2014-11-24: Giving Up On Google I don’t hate Google, that would be a silly thing to do in public. After all, in the last twelve …

2014-11-13: Push Email With FastMail (Sieve) & IFTTT As I was writing this post FastMail released a new app with push notification support, it wasn’t …

2014-10-15: Cheltenham Literature Festival 2014 The Cheltenham Literature Festival is, as the name suggests, a festival in the lovely Spa town of …

2014-10-13: Refining My Podcast Recommendations After much listening over the past couple of months I’ve added to and removed from my recommend …

2014-08-12: Recommended Podcasts Since I started working remotely I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts, pretty much all of them …

2014-08-08: Digitising My Negatives As I mentioned before, I recently began shooting on film again (a little bit anyway). Of course, …

2014-07-12: Shooting Film Again I’ve recently started shooting a bit of film again so I ‘scanned’ and uploaded some of the results …

2014-05-12: Using GitLab Omnibus With Passenger GitLab is a great self-hosted alternative to GitHub. I’d set it up for other people before but it …

2013-04-29: Monitoring Internet Connection Speed With Munin Considering that an internet connection is now deemed to be a human right you’d think that ISPs, …

2012-05-09: Automatic Build Numbers In Xcode As part of the project I’m working on at the moment I wanted a way to automatically update a …

2011-10-30: A Little More About Me And while I remember, you can also find out a little more out about.me at alexpardoe.co.uk. Check …

2011-10-23: Me On The Internet As I never seem to have anything interesting enough to write a blog post of any length about it …

2011-02-13: Open Sourcing A Few Projects I’ve finally gotten around to it, writing another blog post, almost one year since the last post …

2010-02-23: What Makes A Rich Internet Application (RIA)? Disclaimer: This blog post may seem a little outdated, after all the term RIA seems to be slowly …

2010-02-23: Moving To Typo As you may or may not be aware digital:pardoe has, for the past 4 years, been running atop a custom …

2009-12-02: 'Merge All Windows' AppleScript A friend reminded me of how nice it would be to merge all the windows in Safari back together using …

2009-09-10: Software Updates I’ve finally gotten round to updating iSyncIt and Set Icon for Snow Leopard, as always you can …

2009-05-03: Clearing Out Old Sessions A while ago I started setting up my websites to use ActiveRecord as a session store, this means that …

2009-05-03: Clearing Out The rFlickr Cache Assuming you’ve followed the Caching Your Photographs tutorial at some point, you’ll probably have …

2009-03-12: New rFlickr Ruby Gem After I started to use the rFlickr gem it didn’t take me long to realize that development of the gem …

2009-03-08: Guess Who's Back As you may have noticed, it’s been a long time since my last post. There isn’t really any good …

2008-11-06: Arghh, Downtime Apologies to anyone that has visited the website in the last couple of days, it would appear that …

2008-10-12: Just An Introduction I’ve been promising to write this post for a while now, it is exactly what is says in the title, an …

2008-10-12: Calculating Work Days In Java In work this week I came across a couple of problems in which I needed to performs some calculations …

2008-10-12: Flickr BBCode phpBB is one of the most widely used forum systems on the internet and Flickr is one of the most …

2008-08-25: Updates, Updates, Updates Again, it has been quite a while since my last post (almost a month in fact) and quite a lot has …

2008-07-27: My Passport Icons By popular demand, but a little late, I have released a set of icons to represent the Western …

2008-06-24: Just A Few Updates It’s been almost a month since my last post and a lot has happened since then so I thought I’d bring …

2008-05-30: Caching Your Photographs If you have at some point followed my now fairly ancient rFlickr tutorial you may have noticed that …

2008-05-17: Oops Due to a massive oversight on my part at the point I implemented a user groups system on the website …

2008-05-03: About Time Too It’s been well over a month since I managed to write a post now so I thought it was about time I …

2008-03-25: Set Icon, The Initial Release After literally tens of emails from people having problems applying the ‘My Book Icons’ to their …

2008-03-21: My Book Icons 0.7 It must be that time of the year again, I’m on holiday so I’ve started to update all of the …

2008-03-09: The Advantages Of Time Machine I wasn’t sure about Time Machine when it was announced, sure it was great to have regular, …

2008-02-19: rFlickr And Rails 2.0 Any of you that followed my tutorial on setting up rFlickr and have subsequently upgraded to Ruby on …

2008-02-19: Ruby On Rails 2.0 Rails 2.0 has been out for a couple of months now, I had refrained from upgrading to it because I …

2008-01-30: Back Online Just a quick update on the status of the website. Something has changed with my hosts configuration, …

2008-01-21: How To Ruin Your Filesystem It’s been a while since I last posted, and, as my iMac is currently ‘busy’ I thought now would be as …

2007-12-24: More Western Digital Icons That’s right, I’m home for Christmas and I’ve added some new icons to the set. Just as I promised. …

2007-11-15: Setting Hard Drive Icons In OS X Another day and I’m finally getting around to writing another tutorial. This time I thought I …

2007-11-14: A Change Of Direction... A little bit of coding. That’s right I’m re-writing parts of the website yet again, I just can’t …

2007-11-08: Even More Server Issues [Updated] I have just received an email from my hosting company stating that one of their servers is suffering …

2007-10-30: Issue with 1.3 [Updated x2] I have received several bug reports about version 1.3 of iSyncIt closing after the sync has been …

2007-10-27: New Version Available Version 1.3 of iSyncIt has been released, this release adds Growl support and will be the last …

2007-10-25: Server Changes Well, it would appear I had forgotten a little snippet of information that has been forced to the …

2007-10-17: Hi, Again After a flurry of activity over the summer it would appear that moving back to university has taken …

2007-09-10: Problems I am aware that there were a few problems with the website earlier today and most visitors that …

2007-09-05: Small Update iSyncIt has been updated yet again, just a few localization corrections, not much else. Download it …

2007-08-31: New iSyncIt Well, I’m posting this a little late, I had completely forgotten about posting information about the …

2007-08-22: Back From My Holiday Just in case you were wondering why the recently flurry of activity had ground to a halt, I was on …

2007-08-02: Another Update I’m pushing them out as fast as I possibly can now. iSyncIt has been updated yet again (download …

2007-07-29: More Java & TextMate [Updated] Update: Unfortunately this doesn’t seem to work any more. A while ago I wrote a short post (here) …

2007-07-28: Using rFlickr I said it was coming and here it is, my little tutorial on how to use the rFlickr Ruby on Rails gem …

2007-07-27: Scheduling & Photos Things appear to be moving along more quickly than expected this week, I posted my main application …

2007-07-25: Quick Update There has been a quick redesign of the caching system behind the website, this means that the cache …

2007-07-24: It's Almost Complete Today I’ve added what I believe are the final touches to the website back end. The main change is …

2007-07-22: The Dark Side Today I have done the unexpected and moved to the dark side, well, for a few minutes anyway while I …

2007-07-19: So Many Changes Well, it looks like I lied, the iSyncIt release took longer than expected, due in part to my own …

2007-06-19: Brand New Website It was about time that I got round to doing this and finally it is (nearly) complete. The website …

2007-05-05: I'm Back I know I haven’t posted for a while but I just got absorbed into Uni, seen as the year is almost …

2007-01-21: Possible Outage On January 28th the website might experience some downtime, the hosting company I use is upgrading …

2007-01-19: Exams, Exams, Exams I suppose i’d better start by saying happy new year to everyone that reads this blog. As you can …

2006-12-10: Another Re-Design Over the next few weeks the website will be going through another re-design. This time I am going to …

2006-11-17: TextMate, Java & Compiling [Updated] For those of you that do not already know TextMate is a brilliant text editor for Mac OS X, …

2006-11-06: Java Programming Well, it was bound to happen eventually, i’ve turned to the dark side and accepted Java as a …

2006-10-18: Progress I thought it was about time that I posted again to show that I am still alive and kicking. I am …

2006-10-03: Anti-DRM Well, today, or at least some time around today in GMT time is Anti-DRM day. As a sideline to my …

2006-09-27: University I am finally at university & I have managed to get my internet working. As soon as I am settled …

2006-09-09: We're Almost There iSyncIt 0.9 has been released, the last minor update before the big 1.0 & feature unfrozen …

2006-09-02: Another New Month These months just seem to come round faster and faster. First of all I will start of by saying that …

2006-08-30: Downtime (Sort Of) [Updated, And Again] Over the next few days I will be updating the website to the new stylesheet. This means that …

2006-08-27: Rich Text File (RTF) Into NSTextView, Cocoa & Obj-C I was searching for an example of how to do this for ages and came up with nothing. All the pros out …

2006-08-25: It's Finally Out The Door At last iSyncIt 0.8 has been released. The main issue fixed with this version are the crashes that …

2006-08-23: It's All Gone Web 2.0 [Updated] Along with solving the iSyncIt problems I have decided to give the website a makeover (not that it’s …

2006-08-20: iSyncIt Crashes I have now got to the bottom (I think) of the iSyncIt crashes that seem to affect a few versions of …

2006-08-19: Textilize Alternative The textilize methods in Rails has never really been what I wanted. When it wasn’t adding paragraphs …

2006-08-15: Ruby on Rails Update For all of you Ruby on Rails users out there make sure you have upgraded Rails to version 1.1.6. I …

2006-08-11: I'm Back Well, i’m back from my holiday and already working hard on iSyncIt (well not really, but in the next …

2006-07-27: Downtime & Absence I’ve just received notice from my hosting provider that the website will experience some downtime …

2006-07-24: Localization Recently, I have had a closer look at the website logs and noticed, to my surprise that I am getting …

2006-07-21: An Email Form with Ruby on Rails The one thing that I’ve been struggling with the most during my Ruby on Rails learning curve is how …

2006-07-17: Little Snitch, iSyncIt & The Website The first topic of todays post is Little Snitch. For those of you that do not know this Mac OS X …

2006-07-11: I Use This Whist I was browsing my favorite blog (TUAW) today an interesting post popped up. It seems that some …

2006-07-11: Feature Frozen Version 0.5 of iSyncIt is now in the wild. I can’t actually think of anything else to add to it at …

2006-07-06: Hidden Dock Icon Unfortunately (primarily due to my lack of programming knowledge) I have not yet found a way to give …

2006-07-03: iSyncIt 0.3 iSyncIt 0.3 is now available in the wild. The most obvious changes in this release are the removal …

2006-07-01: Everything on MacUpdate & iSyncIt I have now uploaded all of my applications onto MacUpdate and to my surprise they appear to be …

2006-06-30: Web Server Management Released I have just released a small Automator utility into the wild. The purpose of this piece of software …

2006-06-22: Minor Comment Problem [Updated] I’ve just noticed a small problem with the AJAX on the commenting system. The page resets back to …

2006-06-22: Mini-ITX Testing Server [Updated] This is my first in hopefully a long line of tech based posts about my experiences and things that I …

2006-06-18: Softpedia It would appear that Softpedia has now also got hold of iSyncIt and they have certified it as 100% …

2006-06-17: iSyncIt on MacUpdate I took the plunge and submitted iSyncIt to MacUpdate in the version 0.2 form. It’s actually doing …

2006-06-07: Two New Pieces Of Killer Software I have posted up two new pieces of software, both pieces of software are based on Automator actions …

2006-06-01: New Month, New Problem It’s a new month and another problem with the website has been corrected. Now, if you view a post …

2006-05-30: Reshuffle Complete Well, the reshuffle went quicker than expected. I only had to change a few aliases on the server and …

2006-05-30: Website Reshuffle I am going to be resuffling my domain names soon. This site will be migrated to digitalpardoe.co.uk …

2006-05-26: iSyncIt The first application is now online in the software section, iSyncIt is a small AppleScript …

2006-05-24: Home Page Redirect With some help from a member of a forum I have managed to remove the need for a re-direct to take …

2006-05-14: Website Evolution The website is evolving a bit more quickly now so errors may become a problem. If you come across an …

2006-05-13: Archiving System Some posts have now started disappearing from the front page, this is the beginning stage of the …

2006-05-02: Minor Changes I have made a few minor changes to the website that basically just involve counting database …

2006-05-01: Broken Login & Signup System I hadn’t noticed until now but it appears that the login and signup system has not been working …

2006-05-01: Post Snippets I have now implemented a system of showing only post snippets on the home page. This means that less …

2006-04-25: Software Development Section As you may notice from the links at the top of the page I am in the process of adding a software …

2006-04-24: Finally Back Online If you a reading this post then it means the server is finally back online after the problems that …

2006-04-23: Server Downtime You may have noticed that we just experienced a server outage. Everything appears to be back online …

2006-04-22: Login System & Comments I have now managed to construct a login system. If you wish to login or signup the links are at the …

2006-04-21: Live AJAX Based Search As you will be able to see from the box to the right I have now implemented a live search. The …

2006-04-21: FastCGI FastCGI is now up and running so everything should go smoothly from now on. Thanks to James Maskell …

2006-04-21: Dynamic Content Dynamic content has now been activated for the website, this means that all information is collected …

2006-04-21: The Website The website is undergoing a complete makeover now that it has moved to new servers. Eventually the …