General BLOG stuff

OpenGL 3.0 Specification falls short of expectations

The Register Reports that the recently released OpenGL 3.0 specification has left many GL gaming developers threatening to defect to MS Direct3D, it seems that many of the promised additions and new features did not get a look in to the long awaited (3 years!) 3.0 Spec.  It has been promised that 3.1 will remedy this situation – but this has not yet done much to appease the seething developers!

New ‘Technical Backup’ Service for Web Designers

We are currently designing an new service offering, the details of which will be posted on our web page once they haven been finalised.

In summary we will be offering a novel development/engineering service to web design firms.  Often web design firms will not have the need for a full time technical person and then sometimes feel the heat when they need to get some programming work done in a hurry as part of a web project.  In these cases it makes sense to outsource the technical work, however the act of outsourcing can quickly become a headache especially if the individual programming tasks are relatively small but numerous (as they often are).  It would be nice to be able to pick up the phone and ask someone to do some work or solve a problem without any extra administrative overhead.

That’s where we come in, our service will allow our clients to block book a set of hours that then can be used or draw down as needed over a period of time, we will invoice at the end of the time period.  Any hours not drawn down will not be charged for!  This approach will hopefully afford our clients a fast and responsive technical service with a the minimum of management overhead.

The services offered will include the usual suspects:

Server Side – PHP, ASP, Perl, Adobe Flash/ActionScript, SOAP

Client Side – Java Script, VBScript

Database – DB Design & Programming, mySQL, MS SQL Server

XML – XML Format Design, XML Programming

Custom Content Management Systems, Server Configuration, SMS/Text Message Support, etc.

New Website

Well here we are, on the road – the new website is being born.  It has started off looking a little ‘catty’ but that will change!  WordPress is the engine, and so far I am very happy with what can be achieved with a minimum of fuss!  Although be very careful not to copy & paste from MS word if you want an easy time of it!