Why Hire Krispy Brown?
Jan11

Why Hire Krispy Brown?

[I have been offered a position so am now back in work, but I’ll leave this up for a the record] Well after 9 months I decided to address the issues with my life/work balance, and leave New Scientist.  It was a really interesting and challenging job, and I wish them all the best – it’s such a great magazine, and the people there make it a really stimulating place to work.  BUT: I realised that the travel and stress...

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New Website; The Scary Clown Presents
Sep09

New Website; The Scary Clown Presents

I’ve been using my spare time constructively, creating another WordPress website.  Again it’s an eCommerce site, using WooCommerce plugin and a custom 3rd party theme. It’s for a DIY Punk Collective – they don’t like the term promoter, but they put on gigs in the Cambridgeshire area.   So they needed videos/gallery to show what their previous gigs have been like, along with an upcoming shows/events...

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Krispy Joins New Scientist as Lead Developer
Nov01

Krispy Joins New Scientist as Lead Developer

UPDATE:  After nine months I’ve now left New Scientist, it was an exciting place to work, and it helped improve my WordPress knowledge and dev skills, BUT the life / work balance was not right for me, and I decided that it was time to leave and spend more time with my wife – we only live once and I don’t want to have too many regrets! Well after 18 years working for the magazine distributor Frontline Ltd, it was time...

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Depreciated MySQL Connects with XAMPP and WordPress
Oct08

Depreciated MySQL Connects with XAMPP and WordPress

Depreciated MySQL Connects with XAMPP and WordPress Warning; If Doing PHP Development With WordPress locally, you can run into issues if you install PHP version 5.5.x onwards. UPDATE: Since WordPress 3.9, PHP 5.5 and the MySQLi functions are now properly supported, so this article will no longer be relevant. This, as I’ve just found, is because from PHP v5.5.x onwards, the MySQL* commands are depreciated.   It’s also good...

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