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An alternative to paypal..

Well today after getting rightly annoyed with paypal, I found this service Moneybookers they look to do all the same stuff as paypal, but seem to allow me to verify my bank account, something that paypal would not allow, as they said my bank did not allow direct debits (now I know my bank does do direct debits, as I see the monies go out of my account each month)

Magento theme, one of the best I have found

online accountants for limited companies

Got told of a new accountancy service, that allows you to interact completely through their web site there are other services around on the internet, but this one has been the only one that I have seen sofar that does the end of year filings as well as the VAT submissions, you can create a demo account here

Its been done with contractors in mind, but will work for any limited company.

Creating apple notification certificates

To get started with APNS you need to generate an certificate unique to each applications which will support APNS. You need to log into your iPhone developer portal with “Team Agent” access. Only users with “Team Agent” access can do the below mentioned process. The iPhone developer portal with “Team Agent ” has a detailed steps to generate an APNS certificate. You should be able to see the screen shown below in the portal to start creating your APNS certificate. Follow the steps mentioned below:-

installing memcache on centos through yum

Also upgrading php to v5.2 on centos JSON is the issue on 5.1.6 (issue is its not supported till 5.2)

Largest file in the disk for unix

Going racing...

Well to make more of my love for cars, I am going to racing a car in a racing series this year.

The championship is called the BMWRDC ( and my car is being prepared by myself (apart from the cage as I need it to have a certificate)

You can see the progress here for the build diary.

Putting firefox into developer mode.

Putting the following in a browser url bar, can put the page into a editable mode.

javascript: document.body.contentEditable = 'true'; document.designMode = 'on'; void 0

Apple Reinvents the Phone with iPhone

Announced today during a keynote speach at the Macworld conference in San Francisco, is the new iPhone, this looks to be the most advanced phone that you can buy today, with full widescreen video capability, smartphone and music player.

Technical Specifications are as follows

  • Screen size - 3.5 inches
  • Screen resolution - 320 by 480 at 160 ppi
  • Input method - Multi-touch
  • Operating system - OS X
  • Storage - 4GB or 8GB