Blog post from 2011

  • 2010 in Movies: The Best of…

    My initial thoughts about movies in 2010 was similar to Patrick Griffiths’ in that it wasn’t exactly a good year. However, after checking through the movies I watched in 2010, I realised that although it hasn’t been a classic year, it was far from ba…

  • 2010 in Movies: In Detail

    The following is an indepth look at some of my favourite movies from 2010. If you want an overview of all my highest rated movies, check out my Best of 2010 listing. Inception has to be my favourite movie of the year. Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending…

  • 2010 in Movies: Disappointments & Classics

    Disappointment Unlike last year, I don’t think my biggest disappointment is going to be at all controversial. My biggest disappointment is easily M. Night Shyamalan’s disastrous fantasy The Last Airbender. In my look at the directors career so far, I…

  • 2010 in Movies: A Recap of "What To Come"

    At the start of 2010 I wrote about the “movies to come”, listing those which I was looking forward to as well as those which I thought would be disappointing. Christopher Nolan’s Inception was the movie which I was looking forward to most in 2010 and…

  • 2010 in Movies: Indies

    An “indie” or independent movie is one of the most interesting “genres” of movies. Although it isn’t a genre per se, all indie movies have a definite feel about them and tend to focus more on interesting characters and story due to the restrictive na…

  • 2010 in Movies: Animation

    In the big business of animation there has been two stand-out movies in 2010 that I have seen. Firstly, Toy Story 3, the third and final movie in the most successful animated trilogy ever. It’s been over 10 year since the second outing and Andy is le…

  • Director Series: Danny Boyle

    Danny Boyle is a director who has an eclectic career so far, never settling in to a single genre of film, instead excelling at each project, whether it be a zombie action thriller, a science fiction epic or a downright disgusting character piece. Sha…

  • FuelPHP, Forms and Validation

    I have been working on developing a website with the newest PHP framework on the block — Fuel, which describes itself as “a simple, flexible, community driven PHP 5.3 web framework based on the best ideas of other frameworks with a fresh start”. Init…

  • WordPress as a CMS

    If you’re building websites for small businesses, who are working under a tight budget but would like content management, you can’t do much better than the open source system WordPress. The PHP-based system became incredibly popular when blogs were m…

  • Using the Correct Glyphs

    Modern keyboards have limited space to display characters which users will use on a day-to-day basis. This restriction of characters has lead to widespread glyph substitutions, such as three full stops (or periods) instead of the correct ellipsis. Wh…