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I'm a professional PHP programmer with almost a decade of professional experience and considerably more as a hobbyist programmer. I've also had some exposure to Java, Object Pascal and am interested in learning objective C

I've started work on a PHP framework, though it's still at a very early stage and not yet really useful. The current source is available on GitHub.

I've also begun development of a CSS3 elastic grid for use on my own projects and had published that on GitHub as well.


May
8
comment How to get back on the road again?
You're a brave lad to go cycling in that!
Apr
12
comment How can I determine whether rust has made my bike unsafe?
@DanielRHicks Not me, I keep looking for the creaking after I found it.
Apr
11
answered How can I determine whether rust has made my bike unsafe?
Apr
11
accepted wind noise obscuring traffic noise
Apr
10
comment wind noise obscuring traffic noise
@amcnabb Yeah, sorry for the sarcasm, I just get that a lot and it gets a bit tiring. :) Eyes are a lot more complex than most people like to think about.
Apr
10
comment wind noise obscuring traffic noise
@amcnabb Wow, that never occurred to me before! Here I was, walking into things my entire life and not being to properly read the menus at fast food joints, when all this time I could have just worn glasses! I'm short-sighted with glasses.
Apr
9
comment wind noise obscuring traffic noise
Vision in general, I'm pretty short sighted so I can't read road signs or number plates. I can objects far enough to be able to avoid them though I couldn't tell you what they were until they got somewhat closer. I never managed to get mirrors to work well, maybe there's some trick to them that I couldn't get.
Apr
9
comment wind noise obscuring traffic noise
@Brad I have Special Eyes.
Apr
9
comment Are there electronic/active theft deterrents for bicycles?
The problem any active system is going to have is that it requires a power source, and Sod's Law being what it is, it will run out just before a thief takes a shine to your bike. Passive protection and common sense is pretty much your only practical defence. A heavy duty U lock is hard enough to break that it should keep a thief busy for a while. Bring your bike inside if you can, or in a very public place if you can't, and ideally put it near other less well-secured bikes.
Apr
9
asked wind noise obscuring traffic noise
Mar
26
comment What is different about cycling in London?
If CycleGaz catches you doing something silly you'll end up on youtube :)
Feb
13
comment Why is it safer to bike with traffic, instead of facing oncoming cars?
I obviously haven't seen the story you're referring to, but from what you've said of it, I really don't like its implication much, there seems to be an implicit assumption in it that in a cyclist/motorist collision it must be the cyclist that's at fault. Would this question be raised if a car was hit from behind by a larger vehicle and the people in the car died? There seems to be an undercurrent of "cyclists don't belong on the road" in your story. Anyway, the stats in the top-rated question show the answer is demonstrably no.
Jan
21
comment Bike lock for a Mountain bike with easily removable wheels
If the wheels are quick release, you could always detach the front one, put it alongside the rear one, and have your lock run through both (and around the frame as well, of course!)
Jan
17
comment How can I avoid crashes on my urban commute? Tramlines and CBD sections especially
@mgb You mean lose to them? :)
Jan
9
comment What are some ways to keep biking when you have a car?
Give the keys to somebody and instruct them to not let you have them back except in an emergency, maybe?
Jan
9
comment Hydraulic Vs. Mechanical disc brakes
Grit and grim? I think you meant grime :) (I couldn't edit it myself because there apparently has to be at least 6 characters changed). Also, one potential disadvantage of hydros is that it's in theory possible to boil your brake fluid and render your brakes ineffective until they cool off. Unless you're into extreme mountain biking this is pretty unlikely though.
Jan
9
comment Why ride a single-speed bike?
+1 for all points, especially regarding fixies.
Jan
8
answered How can I be visible in the dark when I'm signalling a turn?
Jan
8
comment Headphones with low wind noise?
I'd feel very uncomfortable about using headphones at all on a bike, especially in traffic, and while I'm not saying you are a bad cyclists, a lot of the cyclists I've encountered wearing headphones or using phones weren't very good and showed really poor situational awareness. Why deprive yourself of an important sense?
Dec
10
comment What's the real difference between cheap and expensive helmets?
From a safety standpoint there's no difference, but that's not the only factor to judge a helmet on. How did they compare regarding lightness, bulkiness, comfort and ventilation?