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Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Just a quickie - I spotted a recurring comment on the web, usually shortly after someone expressed upset at some past event (I think the recent examples were outrage that Mitt Romney lost the US presidential election and / or that Obama won). Readers were apparently convinced that sufficient time ...

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, ...

SSH port forwarding from VPS to home server

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 is served by a very small VPS provided by Nocser. The search function of is currently served by 2 reasonably-sized Xeon servers near my desk. I can't currently afford to rent the equivalent amount of computing power from a hosting company, so the front-end of is all ... simple mobile version

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_1038" align="alignright" width="237" caption=" mobile search on my Nokia 6500 Classic"][/caption] really wasn't working very well on any of our mobile phones (handphones as they're called in Malaysia), as the search had been using a terrible cross-domain javascript hack to fetch results from the back-end. A couple of things ...

Malaysian shipping quote widget revisited

Friday, December 31st, 2010

var mySpiderDefaultFrom='MY'; A lot of the shipping quotation stuff that I did using Pos Malaysia's rates has been broken while I've been stumbling through getting updated. To add the widget to your own web page, just copy and paste the code from below, and next time you load the page ...