NELSON PIRES

rants, ranks and (r)evolutions

What you need to know about the zedupad

For all who don't know what this is, the ZEduPad is a 7" screen tablet from iSchool.zm with lessons and materials for Zambia's primary school curriculum and it's available in several local languages. It's a noble idea. So when my wife was in Zambia last year she bought one at Manda Hill. It cost 1.2 million Zambian Kwacha (£120/€150/$200) and the idea was to support the initiative (which we think it's great) and have a tablet for the girls to learn English and about Zambia but also to play and leave the other "top of the range" family tablet alone. READ MORE ►

My Mercedes ML 270 CDI - Special Edition - 2005 (FOR SALE)

After careful consideration, I decided to put my beloved car for sale. I'm not driving it much lately and the focus is now on building a new house plus I travel to continental Europe allot and it's a shame to keep this wonderful car locked in the garage, it deserves to be driven, so, reluctantly I decided to sell it. READ MORE ►

My Software ➜ Dimmer

A small, free and portable utility for Windows to reduce brightness on LCD/TFT/LED screens, useful if you work on your computer at night with very low ambient light. It helps you control the monitor brightness from an easy to use slider control accessible from the system tray. READ MORE ►

Remove word “category” from WordPress URLs

I don't use WordPress anymore for my development but this question seems to pop up all the time around WordPress related forums and blogs, and it’s one of those that I have found a fix for and use all the time. I’m very surprised the WordPress team does not come up with a simple solution for this, there’s clearly an audience eager to have it. READ MORE ►

Microsoft WebMatrix – the dawn of a new era

I was surprised when I first read just a few hours ago that Microsoft had released an open source software bonanza with it’s latest WebMatrix that include the likes of WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and many other PHP based goodies. At first I thought that it had to be a mistake or a monumental change in direction from the software giant, but it soon became apparent that’s exactly what they have done. READ MORE ►

Welcome to my web page

I write this web page to vent out and share personal experiences about all kinds of subjects, including professional topics, life in general and everything else in between. I develop software for the web and windows, so you will find that most of my posts will be related to programming, design, implementation and the few annoyances that go with it. SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is another one of my passions that I will blog about to a certain extent. READ MORE ►