August 25, 2014

Vbulletin 4.22 – Another PHP 5.5 “Gotcha”


Following on from my issues with Zend loader.. So one of my sites, which runs VBulletin 4.22, stopped working after the upgrade at the weekend. I assumed I’d done something silly and the Apache error logs weren’t being particularly helpful: [Sat Aug 23 18:01:56.661206 2014] [authz_core:error] [pid 6523] [client] AH01630: client denied by server […]

August 24, 2014

Zend Loader Not Available For PHP 5.5

Ubuntu Cola and a roll

Yesterday I finally got round to upgrading one of my servers to the latest Ubuntu LTS – 14.04 Trusty Tahr. There are a few “gotchas” with the upgrade that I might cover in a separate post, but the biggest one isn’t Ubuntu’s fault or PHP’s fault. Zend, for some odd reason, haven’t released a compatible […]

August 7, 2014

AIB Irony


AIB is one of Ireland’s largest banks. I use it for my personal banking, while the company also uses them for pretty much everything. I’ve had my issues with them in the past. Most recently their rather “nutty” handling of phone calls has really peeved me. You can read more about this here. Short version […]

August 3, 2014

Minimalist Planet of the Apes T-Shirt


With the latest instalment of the Planet of the Apes currently showing in cinemas this t-shirt could be quite popular. However it’s more related to the original 1968 movie (and its sequels) starring Charlton Heston More info here. Related Posts:No Related Posts

August 3, 2014

Carlow vs Los Angeles Weather


Over the last couple of weeks the weather here in Carlow has been uncharacteristically warm. However that all changed in the last couple of days. It’s been raining and drizzling for the last couple of days, which is rather annoying, as it’s a long weekend. I’m heading off to Los Angeles towards the end of […]

July 13, 2014

Even When I Try To Escape From Work .. offices

This year I probably won’t take a “proper” holiday. I’m more likely to take a few short “semi-holidays” either alone or with friends or family. The first one of these breaks was to Lisbon. And it was meant to be a holiday .. but could I escape work? Well not entirely: Yes, that’s the .pt […]

June 21, 2014

Pizza In London

Tasty Italian pizza in Princi, London

When you’re travelling you tend to end up eating a mish-mash of good, mediocre, excellent and terrible food. You never know where you’re going to end up eating and sometimes you can be pleasantly surprised. On a recent trip to London I was brought to Princi for dinner. It’s, to borrow an Americanism, awesome. The […]

May 18, 2014

DotNGO T-Shirt


I love t-shirts – they’re like my daily “uniform” so I was delighted to get this t-shirt from the guys at PIR. They’re launching .ngo / .ong in the next few months and have been working on some marketing material. Love this design Related Posts:Very cool marketing!Spartacus Gods of the Arena – Cheeky Slogan TshirtRegistering […]

April 16, 2014

What A Difference A Small Tweak Can Make


If you’re a coffee drinker you know the difference between a good coffee and a bad one. But what makes the difference? Is it something big or something quite small and insignificant? Yes, it’s the small detail that can make all the difference. In our case it was getting a coffee machine serviced more regularly. […]

April 10, 2014



Unless you’ve been hiding offline for the last few days you’re probably aware of the Heartbleed vulnerability with OpenSSL.. XKCD of course has a slightly different take     Related Posts:If Social Media Updates Had ContextOnline Reviews And ShoppingNasty Hacks Hijack Your Site’s TrafficWireless And Web Based Security Systems?TimThumb Updated To Version 2