AlisonW - The .com test site

This site is currently being redeveloped. Although it will work fine it will continue to look terrible for a while yet. Sorry!

2008-10-26 - 16:19:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Tech: WebDev |

Link-length reduction services like TinyURL, bit.ly and is.gd have been around quite a while now, but I've tended to steer clear of using them as it leaves a trail of interesting links which I probably don't want others aware of. Added to that, some of them don't store the full link so are semi-pointless.

Last night, therefore, I 'rolled my own' and am happy enough with it now to start using it as required. Writing code can be fun, though wasting over three hours trying to work out why something just won't work and – eventually – finding out that you had typed a ',' where you should have had a '.' is most annoying!



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A Future in Europe
Mrs May
The cult of personality
Clinton v Trump looking more likely
Dangerous stuff!
Who do you trust with your life?

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@planet4589 So you're saying be careful where you stand outside? Got it. 🙄
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Meh.
Today at 01:30 »
USA people: "you can't do that!"UK people: "you can't do that!"Politicians: "why not? Hold my beer"
Yesterday at 21:46 »
Whups ... another one just quit, so FORTY-THREE people can't stand to work with the fool.#JohnsonOUT
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Chasing random MAC addresses around the network ... Oh what a fun life I lead.
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@RozKaveney Being ignored.
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In the last 28 hours FORTY-TWO people have resigned from the British Government ... and one has been fired."May w…