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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.


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
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?
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
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
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 +)