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Bye bye

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_1225" align="alignright" width="150" caption="No more"][/caption] I'm taking down in anticipation of a move from Malaysia in the next few months. The split-brain nature of the site, with a front-end application on a small local VPS and the search (and a few other bits and bobs) back-end on a ...

Malaysian maps and a geographic locations API … kind of

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

I've been wanting to add some Malaysian mapping facility to for some time. I often go to JUPEM's website - the "Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia" to see what they have to offer. I'm invariably sorry when I do that - their website takes forever to load and ...

Laos shipping quotations for e-commerce (osCommerce, Zen Cart etc)

Friday, January 28th, 2011

I met a couple of friends in Vientiane recently (25th Jan 2011) as they were touring Laos. I had half a day free at the end of the visit, so I executed a 'brute force search' of Vientiane to find the cost of shipping parcels overseas. Vientiane is a lovely, ...

Shipping quote world map update

Friday, January 28th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_1114" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Old world map - a lot of red"][/caption] Adding Laos (article soon) to the shipping origins in the data meant I had to update a few things at - among them the shipping world map. The old shades of red were looking a bit dull, ... shipping module for osCommerce / Zen Cart v0.4

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

These shipping modules have been at since 2011. Download them from there. A fairly minor release this one, a little bit of tidying up to remove differences from the osCommerce and Zen Cart modules, but also a couple of changes you should know about: Small packet methods Prior to v0.4, small packet ...