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  • The forces of folding

    or: “Why folding 3mm Aluminium is out-of-reach of most home builders” There are two main tools for bending sheet metal, a bending brake or a press brake. In an industrial manufacturing environment, the press brake is most commonly used, as it is the more adaptable and, with the computer control,...

  • Summer Closedown

    We’ll be having a week-long summer closedown for the next week, starting Monday 15th August. This means that shop orders will not processed from 15th August until 22nd August 2010, comment approval will be delayed for that week, and you’ll have to wait for any replies. Other than that, I...

  • Allow page URLs with or without trailing .html

    I use different programs to keep track of the different parts of this website. MODx content management system (CMS) runs the front page and the project and about sections; WordPress organises the blog posts; OpenCart tends to the shop, and ikiwiki will compile the wiki. When I first installed MODx,...

  • UK Tax Returns

    If you’ve started a business in the last financial year (start of april to start of april) then you’ll be due to make a tax return before the following January (if filling online — it’s by the end of october this year if filling by post). Filling online has got...

  • Next Moves

    It’s been a bit quiet on the velomobile front for a few weeks because I’ve been working out production costs for Atomic Duck M0.1 to produce the prototype and for putting it into batch production. In short: the current design is too expensive. The lowest price I could produce the...

  • git workflow for self-updating sites

    or: How to Use Revision Control When Your Site Can Make Changes to it’s Own Files I’m assuming that you have setup git on a shared server, and resolved any git-upload and git-receive errors. There are two ways to making changes to the website’s files: Web side changes: The site...

  • Last Week's Google Warning

    So deferredprocrastination.co.uk got blocked by google last week, it was flagged as a malware site by google safebrowsing. My initial thought was that it was a false positive — as I’ve never put any malware on my site and the site appeared to be running normally ­— so I was...

  • git-upload-pack: command not found

    So you installed git and ikiwiki on your shared server and created your ikiwiki and repositories, but when you went to create a local working clone of the repository by running: git clone <server-alias>:/path/to/<repository-name>.git did you get the following error, like I did? Cloning into <repository-name>... jailshell: git-upload-pack: command not...

  • add-rel-lightbox now available as WP plugin

    add-rel-lightbox, the code discussed in this post is now available in the WordPress Plugin Directory. This means that you can install it in your WordPress site by searching for “add-rel-lightbox” in the Plugins -> Add New page of your site administration. The code is also hosted at github (github.com/DefProc/add-rel-lightbox/) for...

  • ikiwiki and git on a shared server

    In the last two posts on getting started with ikiwiki, I’ve talked about how ikiwiki differs from traditional wiki engines, and how to install ikiwiki if you have root access on ubuntu, but what about if you’re on shared hosting, how do you use ikiwiki then? Install it your self....

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