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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.


Sep
23
comment Is listening to music dangerous while cycling?
Thanks for sharing, nice to hear someone talk from actual experience and able to admit their own stupidity in the hopes someone else won't repeat their mistake.
Sep
23
comment Is listening to music dangerous while cycling?
It's not the lack of sound that's the problem, it's the sound that's irrelevant to the task at hand distracting your attention that's the problem. Deaf people usually do have some sense of hearing (complete deafness is rare) and can hear car horns and the like. Headphones not only drown out noises that could alert you to danger (kids, dogs, the noise of a car coming up behind far too close), they also mean not all your attention is on the task of cycling. You need your wits about you on a bike and any kind of possible distraction should be avoided at all costs.
Sep
23
awarded  Critic
Sep
23
comment How do I deal with a dog chasing me when I'm touring?
Pepper spray also isn't legal in all jurisdictions (it's not in the UK for example)
Sep
22
accepted Rollers for long-wheelbase/mountain bikes
Sep
21
comment What does “modulate” mean when referring to brakes?
and if you lock the front wheel, especially on a downhill slope, you stand a pretty good chance of damaging your face!
Sep
10
comment What are the main differences between road saddles and mountain saddles?
Not so sure about that one, the saddle on the mountain bike I bought recently was one of those skinny things and I had to replace it with something wider because I like my butthurt to be the kind caused by getting into arguments on the internet rather than having an actually hurting butt :)
Sep
9
accepted Storing an inner tube
Sep
8
asked Storing an inner tube
Sep
8
answered Is it possible to repair a dent on an aluminium frame?
Sep
8
comment You just had an accident, what's next?
What jurisdiction is this? My suspicion is US/UK.
Sep
8
comment Arguments for/against bike lanes?
I wouldn't put that they make red light jumpers more obvious as a con. The more obvious those buggers are, the better as far as I'm concerned! I try to be a good cyclist and when I'm a pedestrian nothing pisses me off more than being half way across a green pedestrian crossing just to nearly get knocked over by some tosspot who doesn't think the red traffic light applies to him (and it almost always is a him).
Sep
6
awarded  Teacher
Sep
6
comment Is it better to have a slightly big or slightly small bike?
Could you define what you mean by "gnarly"?
Sep
6
answered Is it better to have a slightly big or slightly small bike?
Sep
5
awarded  Commentator
Sep
5
comment Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
@NeilFein What gave it away? :) Yeah, I'm in England.
Sep
4
comment Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
What, Boris didn't festoon the TFL busses with bike racks yet? You're letting the side down, Mr. Johnson!
Sep
4
comment Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
Thanks to the near monopoly of Worst Bus, I wouldn't count on using public transport in this country with a bike! Besides, I don't think it would be very fair to the other passengers to have to work their way around a bike, especially at rush hour. It would be great if they started adding bike racks, but I doubt they'd see any profit in it.
Sep
3
comment Why do we rarely see recumbents and almost never see velomobiles?
I don't know about you, but I'd feel really unsafe being that close to the ground in traffic, especially with some big articulated lorry coming up from behind who might not even see you at all.