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PHP, Frameworks, MVC, and the rest

Tuesday, 4 January 2011 12:34 am
tags: coding php

I've been rather busy the last couple of months having a go at building my own PHP CMS, modelled on the MVC design pattern. At work, I'm currently using a rather large, feature-stuffed home-baked CMS, brewed in-house by our PHP freelancer. Learning the ins and outs of this system over the past 6 months has inspired me to have a go at building my own. Two months later and, well, I'm still working on it. But I like to think it's certainly getting there.

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BRMC 1000

Wednesday, 22 December 2010 9:07 pm
tags: blackrebelmotorcycleclub livemusic

On Saturday 11th December at Brixton Academy, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club performed their 1000th show since forming in 2001. And they were flawless.

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Ratatat

Wednesday, 8 December 2010 11:20 pm
tags: guitar livemusic music ratatat vampireweekend

I saw Ratatat at the weekend, and, like a lot of artists in my music collection, they are a band I know due to a couple of songs I discovered by them years back. Ratatat were supporting Vampire Weekend at the Brighton Centre last week (who I'll get onto shortly), and as much as I enjoyed Vampire Weekend, it was Ratatat who left me yearning for me. Luckily, I managed to get hold of last minute tickets to see the twosome performing again a few days later at a much more intimate venue. I was not disappointed.

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A Tourist in the Big City

Wednesday, 24 November 2010 12:09 am
tags: newyorkcity travel

In the second of tonight's posts, I want to get down a few more of my experiences from New York City. Something you can't really avoid when travelling - unless you are an extremely clued up type - is being a tourist; especially in a city the size of New York. In the post I describe what it's like being a tourist in NYC. I've also included another of my photographic favourites taken in the city - you can check it out below.

On an entirely unrelated note, this is my 100th blog post!

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NYC

Tuesday, 23 November 2010 8:07 pm
tags: newyorkcity photography travel

I've decided to break my 20-day lull with a double-post. The posts are related, yet contradictory (I will explain). The first post for tonight will explain my absence. Or rather, the following photo will. I am proud to say I have now visited the place I consider to be the city of all cities; the big daddy of them all, New York City. In the second post I cover the topic of tourism, or rather, being a tourist in the big city.

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