• Next time i'm buying a mac

  • Recently I decided to get away for a break, so I left the country with all intention of not doing anything work related for a week.

    This was all fine, but to check my personal emails I decided to find an internet café to rather than use my mobile phone to save my pennies.

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  • HP Software Update

  • Today, I am trying to install a “HP Scanjet 7650n”, everything seems okay, until I come to install the software.

    As part of the software installation it appears to install a piece of software called “HP Software Update”.

    Unfortunately this causes me an error:

    Product: HP Software Update — A newer version of this software has been found on your system. Setup will now exit.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at

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  • Why AOL sucks

  • I have a client that is currently on AOL, and has been getting messages every 2nd or 3rd time they logon to AOL that basically claims the following:

    “Upgrade to AOL Gold now, Same Price, Faster Speed.” — Great deal right?

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  • PHPbase web framework

  • What is the PHPbase web framework?

    PHPbase web framework (also known as PHPBase 0.0.1) is a PHP based frame work library for building websites, originally written in 2003.

    Note: This framework is old, very old, dating back to 2003, however it does work in php4, for php5 I recommend ezcomponents, also take a look at symfony, however this is not as highly rated, also check pear.

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  • How to search by nearest UK postcode in PHP

  • Often clients ask me to create a function where by a visitor can come onto their website, there they can enter in their postcode, the idea is to then display the closest location based on locations in a database.

    Aim: To display details of a predefined location that is closest to the visitor based on the postcode they enter.

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