author.Dave Redfern 1/2

Dave Redfern has written or contributed to the following articles:

Moving Opera Mail

When the time comes, what is it like to move mail and settings that are in Operas Mail client? Read more »

22 Feb 14:11 - More in Resources

Scorpio 0.5.0 Released for Download

Next major version of Scorpio is out now. Get it from Source Forge or SVN. Read more »

13 May 14:23 - More in Scorpio

Scorpio 0.4.2 Released

The next major version of Scorpio was released a few weeks ago, this is the latest updated addressing issues with Smarty. Download now from the project site. Read more »

19 Nov 21:02 - More in Scorpio

Mondrian 2010 Relaunch

Mondrian: A Study has been relaunched with a new theme and updates to bring it into 2010. You can check it out at mondrian.madagasgar.com Read more »

11 Aug 01:06 - More in News

New Scorpio Website

The Scorpio project website has been completely overhauled with a slick new look and many new articles. Read more »

23 May 16:57 - More in Scorpio

Windows Vista to Windows 7 Upgrade

I recently "took one for the team" and bought Windows 7 and upgraded Vista to Windows 7. This is my experience. Read more »

05 Nov 02:01 - More in Software

Opera Mail in Opera 10

Looking for a new mail client that's light-weight yet feature rich? Perhaps you should give Opera Mail a look. Read more »

05 Nov 01:12 - More in Software

Scorpio 0.2.4 Released

The next release of Scorpio for PHP is now available for download from Sourceforge. This is a minor update with bug fixes and an update to Smarty. Read more »

24 Jul 01:47 - More in Scorpio

Scorpio 0.2.3 released

The next point release in the 0.2 Scorpio branch is ready for download. This is a minor update fixing bugs and docblock comments. Read more »

02 Jul 00:47 - More in Scorpio

Scorpio 0.2.2 Released

New point release for the Scorpio Framework for PHP is now available. This is a minor bug fix. Read more »

25 May 23:16 - More in Scorpio

Scorpio 0.2.1 Released

The Scorpio Framework has released the first update in the 0.2 branch. Read more »

01 May 01:57 - More in Scorpio

Would software EULAs really stand up in court?

Far Cry 2 is on offer today on Steam, so I bought it and before downloading it prompts to accept a quite bizarre EULA. Read more »

26 Mar 23:06 - More in Games

DVD catalogue breaks 300 entries

After a mammoth data entry session, most of the films are now in and the catalogue has reached 317 titles! Read more »

22 Mar 02:51 - More in News

DVD catalogue keeps on growing

The DVD catalogue is now up to 181 titles - and still growing! Read more »

16 Mar 14:10 - More in News

Site outage 22nd January 2009

There was a temporary site outage today (Thursday 22nd January 2009). This affected all sites on the madagasgar.com domain. Services are now restored. Read more »

22 Jan 19:25 - More in News

Scorpio 0.1.3 released for download

Scorpio has been updated to 0.1.3 and is now available for download from the project homepage. Read more »

07 Dec 21:16 - More in Scorpio

PHP5 filter_var feature?

Scorpio uses the PHP5.2+ filter extension, but sometimes it doesn't seem to do exactly what you think. Like for instance handling encoded and embedded XML or HTML in a HTML string. Read more »

05 Dec 19:16 - More in Web Development

PHP DOMDocument notes

From tweaking parts of Scorpio, I ran into a few oddities with DOMDocument. Read more »

25 Nov 16:48 - More in Web Development

Quick performance tips for PHP and Apache

This is a set of tips to gain some extra performance out of PHP and Apache without requiring huge amounts of effort. Read more »

18 Nov 16:31 - More in Web Development

Seemingly random escape sequence

While creating a cache file on a Windows system I ran into a weird issue where the cache file was being corrupted when included. Read more »

18 Nov 15:25 - More in Web Development