Software development and general topics

Protect your email and phone number from spam bots

By Nelson Pires
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This is a recurring problem, you display your email address and/or phone number in your website and sooner or later that information is harvested by spam-bots, so it's important that it's not visible to them, yet, must be...

Domain names for sale

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Just like everyone else, I purchase a new domain name for every new project I intent on starting. Some projects never see the light of day (for one reason or the other) and these domains end up being renewed every year and...

What is aspBlast CMS

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So what is aspBlast CMS? It's another CMS but not just any other CMS. This one is different and 100% written by myself. I'm some distance way from having a marketable product, but so far I was able to develop a system that...

Why I don't use WordPress

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WordPress started out as a blogging platform. I remember back in the day when Moveable Type was also all the hype and blogging was new and fresh, great days. I even started my own blogging platform (which I never released)...

Adopting a mobile first design approach

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I have recently adopted a mobile first approach to web site design and development and its been a complete shift in the way I think about layout and content. I have always been a desktop first design advocate and I must say...

Why Facebook is not for me

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I don't do facebook. Never did and probably never will. I say "probably" because they might find new ways to get to the few of us "who can see it".

Verisso - A new online server headers tool

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I've just released a new online tool. Verisso is a simple server headers check tool and with it you can check all the request and response headers, great to debug what headers are being sent and received...

Ionic's ISAPI Rewrite Filter aka IIRF for IIS8+

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Ionic's ISAPI Rewrite Filter is a very popular and free filter for URL rewriting in IIS. The latest official version does not work in IIS8+. I only recently moved from IIS7 to IIS8 and have been using IIRF-2.1.2.3-x64 for a...

What you need to know about the zedupad

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Created on 11 Oct 2014

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...

Mercedes ML 270 CDI - Special Edition - 2005 - SOLD

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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...

Investment banking and the modern fintech industry

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Created on 27 Oct 2011

In 2006 I started working for a major investment bank in Scandinavia. Part of my already intricate role involved strategising new ways to acquire more leads from current sources but more importantly from sources not considered...

Microsoft WebMatrix – the dawn of a new era

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I was surprised when I first read that Microsoft had released an open source software bonanza with it's latest WebMatrix, and it includes the likes of WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and many other PHP based systems. First I thought...

Welcome to my web site

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This is my personal web site which I use to vent out and share personal experiences about all kinds of subjects, including professional topics and life in general. I develop software for the web and windows, so you will find...