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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.


Nov
27
answered Tips on buying a beginner mountain bike
Nov
27
comment How can I ride a bike having severe spinal disease and pain?
I'm told recumbants are a lot easier on you than traditional bikes (provided the terrain is fairly flat).
Nov
27
comment Who has right of way at a staggered crossroad
Yeah, getting off and using pedestrian facilities is sometimes the only sensible move. I'm a bit nervous about right turns in general so I'll push it over at crossings instead if there's one nearby. And Audi drivers are as bad or even worse than the van drivers because they also think they're Colin MaCrae or something.
Nov
27
comment Who has right of way at a staggered crossroad
BTW, on a somewhat related topic, have you seen the trailers on the BBC for that docu "War on Britain's roads"? I'm certainly going to make a point of watching it!
Nov
27
comment Who has right of way at a staggered crossroad
Sounds like you had a run-in with a very immature man (and it almost always is a man who pulls crap like that). I hope you got his license number.
Nov
15
comment Cycling on snow in extreme freezing conditions: will my bike break?
I'd be more worried about whether the bike would brake rather than break! :)
Nov
12
comment What can I do to keep my knees warm?
I'm told that recumbent bikes are a lot easier on the knees than traditional bikes, though they're not really suited to hilly regions.
Nov
11
comment Why are hand-built wheels considered to be better than machine-built wheels?
Same reason anything hand-made gets lauded as being superior, perceived craftsmanship.
Nov
8
comment What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
That's one sweet looking bike.
Nov
8
accepted Why are BMX saddles so low?
Nov
7
comment Winter commuting - how to keep warm?
Pedal harder. :)
Nov
7
comment Is a headlight required to emit light to the sides?
Sounds like a slightly silly law to me! Isn't there a risk of unfocused headlamps (on any kind of vehicle) dazzling people around them?
Nov
7
asked Why are BMX saddles so low?
Nov
3
comment Touching the front wheel with my foot when turning
That certainly shouldn't be happening if she's riding the bike properly. I'm actually struggling to imagine how this is even possible, unless the bike has a ridiculously short wheelbase, she's using her ankles to pedal instead of the balls of her feet, and she has unusually large feet.
Nov
2
comment Benefits of toe grips/toe straps
Clipless for mountain biking? Isn't that the one type of riding when being able to take your foot off the pedal without notice is most important?
Oct
30
comment Which kind of tube valve is the best?
Schrader valves are compatible with car tire pumps (schrader +)
Oct
30
comment Should I fight a ticket I got for riding my bicycle in a crosswalk?
If the OP was riding over the crossing then he was a vehicle and in breach of traffic laws. If he was walking the bike across then he was a pedestrian and provided the light was green when he started crossing is innocent of any infractions. However, it's the OP's word against the driver's unless photographic evidence comes to light.
Oct
28
answered Would hydraulic disc brakes be easier on my hands than mechanical disc brakes?
Oct
27
comment How much of a difference will I notice going from a Mountain bike to a road bike?
Regarding your second paragraph, I'd say it depends on the quality of the roads where you live. Where I live the roads are TERRIBLE! Full of potholes, drain covers and grates (the latter of which tend to sink a bit into the road surface crating potholes with cast iron bottoms), gashes that tend to suck narrow tires into them, bare cobblestones, etc. I don't know if a road bike wheel would last long against all that. Even my MTB has picked up a few bent spokes after only a few months of it.
Oct
27
comment How much of a difference will I notice going from a Mountain bike to a road bike?
@kaz As cars built for racing tend to have very stiff suspension with very little travel I think it's safe to assume that they do.