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Indie Game Developers and the Facebook of Doom

Slides from my presentation at the London Facebook Developer Garage last night: Indie Game Developers and the Facebook of Doomhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=futureindiegamedevelopers-100225032338-phpapp01&stripped_title=indie-game-developers-and-the-facebook-of-doom View more presentations from Karl Bunyan.

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fbExchange.Net – a new site for Facebook development answers

With Daniel Schaffer (author of the .Net Facebook API Client) I’ve put together a Stack Overflow-type website for Facebook developer help called fbExchange.Net. It’s intended to build as a knowledge base and to be focussed more on tech than the … Continue reading

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Microsoft SQL Server text data column and PHP length problems

I’ve had this problem before: PHP truncates results from a SQL Server text field to 4096 characters. (This is running PHP under Apache on Windows.) To save myself having to work out the right Google terms again, this is the … Continue reading

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Repeatable random numbers in JavaScript

Ever since programming BASIC on the Spectrum I’d wondered why it was possible to seed a “random” number generator. But then I found I wanted to do something that would produce repeatable results, but look like a random sequence. Strangely, … Continue reading

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Firing JavaScript functions after a .Net AJAX request

I wanted to have a function called after data was returned to the page from a .Net AJAX call. (The idea was to fade out when you pressed “submit” and then redraw when data came back.) It turns out there … Continue reading

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The Code to Ruin

From The Daily WTF

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Moritz Stefaner is a genius

I was thinking about how to best represent connections between people in my Six Degrees of Separation Facebook application and Paul Crabtree recommend I get in touch with Moritz Stefaner as he had something that would fit very nicely indeed. … Continue reading

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