Monthly Archives: January 2005

Welcome to 1997…

Any sharp-eyed reader of The Geek Times will know I am a huge fan of the wondrous Mozilla FireFox web browser, a nifty piece of software that does what it is meant to do, how it is meant to do it, and all for free. So imagine my surprise when a fellow developer sent me… Read more »

Mobile phone woes…

Good grief. What is the world coming to. I speak, of course, of the nightmare of buying a new mobile phone. Finding the right phone wasn’t a problem, and thanks to Strathclydezero I found the perfect phone for me. I am currently with o2 for my phone, so I went to their website to upgrade… Read more »

Back to basics…

Having just read the biggest web design mistakes made in 2004 from WebPagesThatSuck.com, I’m wondering whether I have something to confess. In my exuberance to promote web standards I may have been guilty of making an idol out of the technique. While web standards are good, and wholesome, and necessary, and useful they aren’t the… Read more »

Web Applications (and buzzword-free zones)…

These days I seem to be spending far too much of my time reading geeky blogs, which of course is a good thing. The problem is that I’m spending so much time reading about what’s happening on the web that I have little time to contribute to it. But then again some things are well… Read more »

The Jazz Geek…

Recently I have been pleasantly surprised at discovering that a love for jazz music is shared by several who I would also class as “geeks”, software developers. This list includes Matt Mullenweg, lead developer of the WordPress project and Matt Kenny, a developer and jazz purist who works for the same software development team I… Read more »