Alun Rowe

ramblings about cars, tech, web development and more. BOTB Winner in 2010

HCG Facebook Spam/Hack

Randomly your Facebook feed shows that you have lost 30 pounds in 4 weeks…

Codeigniter Beginners Tutorial Article

Over the Xmas break I was lucky enough to be asked to write an article for the 12DevsOfXmas website. Despite my advancing years this was the first time I’d been asked to write about web development in a technical manner so it was a bit of a learning curve for me.

Excel CSV import returns an SYLK file format error

How to fix Excel has detected that ‘balhblah.csv’ is a SYLK file, but cannot load it. Either the file has error or it is not a SYLK file format. Click OK to try to open the file in a different format’ errors

F1 heads to SKY

For me TV is not an important part of my life. I don’t watch American dramas, I don’t watch Reality TV, I don’t watch Football, Golf, Cricket or Tennis. As such I have ZERO need for Sky in my life…

Add google +1 to your site easily

Everyone is talking about Google + 1 right now so it’s worth getting the button setup on your website so those using the service can recommend you to others.

Follow the link to get the code and read my advice on setting it up.

How to choose the default image to show for a Facebook “Like”

Need to show a particular image against links to your website when it’s shared on Facebook?

My first Twitter Phishing attempt

Never had one of these before…

You can easily guess it’s a phishing attempt but please let your friends and clients know.

JQuery: AddClass to positive and negative values in a table

Today I found a gaping hole in the world of cut and paste JQuery googling. The need to show Table cells in different colours as you would see in an Excel sheet.

5 useful tips to protect your business

Scarily, when talking to businesses with my IT hat on I’m finding a large number of them STILL don’t have any kind of protection for their IT from the basic level of surge protection and UPS to offline backups and replacement kit available.

Using HTML in custom fields – Textpattern

A quick tutorial on using HTML in custom fields.

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