Hey. I'm Sam. Welcome. This here is my blog; I also have a portfolio.

I love Coldplay

Friday, 23 September 2011 5:57 pm
tags: coldplay music

I make no delusions of my love for Coldplay, they're definitely up there with my all time favourite bands. Which is why it was such a disappointment when Coldplay announced a meagre 3-date UK tour of their new album Mylo Xyloto. Yes, Coldplay are big; yes, they need no extra help in promotion, but with such an army of fans that they have earned since their inception 15 years ago, it's a big disappointment to know that many, many fans will miss the opportunity to see them live.

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Being good at things

Sunday, 18 September 2011 8:57 pm
tags: php web

Something dawned on me today when working on my ongoing project to create a lightweight, completely from-scratch PHP framework (I've blogged about this several times if you care to catch up). When you're starting out at something and learning the ropes, your rate of improvement, success and general productivity in the activity is far greater than when you've grasped it. In my experience, this is true of learning PHP

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My quirky, slightly odd obsession

Tuesday, 13 September 2011 9:43 pm
tags: random

Hi, I'm Sam, and I like boxes.

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"We've been scrolling back to front", Apple declares

Monday, 29 August 2011 8:58 pm
tags: apple osx ui

One of the most notable points Mac users have latched onto when testing out Apple's new OS release, Lion is the fact that Apple have decided we've been scrolling the wrong way all this time. It's an interesting topic of discussion, and one that the majority have taken an opposing position on.

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London Riots

Tuesday, 9 August 2011 12:16 am
tags: news

Rioting has gripped the capital of the UK over the past 3 days, seemingly following the shooting of a 29 year old man from Tottenham, London. The spread of violence doesn't appear to be slowing down, and has now spread as far as Birmingham.

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