Holiday, part I

Finally, me and the family are going away for our first holiday this year,  around here, somewhere. From what I hear, its’s supposed to be really nice, hopefully I’ll recharge my batteries. So no laptops, no sites, no PHP, no nothing. Just enjoying my free time with my family, taking loads of photos and visiting the […]

Refresh the checkout success page in Magento

Something useful when working on the “checkout success” page in Magento, whether it’s just styling, implementing some tracking JS codes or whatever open up app/code/core/Mage/Checkout/controllers/OnepageController.php in your favourite editor (mine is PhpStorm, btw) and on line (approx, at least for Magento EE) 275 you’ll find the successAction() method. In there, comment out lines 278-281 286-291, so […]

Long weekend off

Cool, so my looooong weekend is here. Due to the Easter Bank holiday (Friday and Monday), took Thursday off as well. And today we’re waiting for some friends to visit us (they live in London) and right after getting them from the train station, we’re off to (re)visit The City of Chester. Really beautiful city, […]

Server change

So, I changed my hosting provider. Again. The previous one was plain bullshit. No idea how they’re doing with bigger clients, but for smaller ones (like myself) they’re really shitty. The processes on the server were dropping for no reason, their customer relations dept. is even worse, no explanations given, etc. Therefore, for whomever may […]

Raspberry Pi Home Media Center

Well, I did it! Finally got my Raspberry Pi to a (very!) good use. Since I got the week off from work, I played (quite a lot) with the new gizmo in town and managed to make it a “home media center”. Which, is AMAZING if I may say so. The first thing was to […]

Ubuntu 13.04 WiFi driver issue

Recently I faced a weird problem at home with my WiFi. Whenever I turned my laptop on, running Ubuntu 13.04, everything else (wireless-wise) stopped working. I tried everything, but with no success. Pretty much only my wife’s laptop was still able to browse the net, but everything else was “dead in the water”: the iPad, […]

Lymm Dam – A panoramic view

With such a beautiful day today, all sunny & stuff, I went to see the Lymm Dam, close by (about 8 miles away). Nice view, and since “panoramic views” are my “new s**t”, got the camera with me, the tripod and here’s the result. I’m not going to bother you (or me, again) with the […]

Panoramic views

Today I finally got a bit of time to try my first panoramic photography skills. Well, skills… almost none, since it was my first try, but here is the result: tadaaaaaa! my very first “panorama”, photo from Birchwood Forest Park.       My gear: Nikon d3100, 18mm, A 1/250, F3.5, ISO100 Comments

Merry Easter!

So, its almost Easter, end of March and it’s snowing like crazy for the last day or so. You would have thought that after 2 years of being in the UK, the weather shouldn’t surprise me anymore. Well, the hell with that. I thought that it should be sunny or at least warmer, or worst […]