Slow WordPress website?

Posted on May 20, 2014 @ 1:37pm by Darren MooreNo Comment

If you’ve been running your WordPress site for a while then there may well be lots of junk in your core wp-options table. If you add an index to the autoload table you can often see a dramatic improvement in response time. You’ll need mysql/phpmyadmin access so only give it a go if you know…

Brace Yourself: The Spark That Drives Us

Posted on May 1, 2014 @ 11:52am by Darren MooreNo Comment

Music Drives Me… to Banksy Music has always featured in my life. From early childhood memories of building train sets with my Father and listening to ELO. To heading off to the library during 6th form and borrowing Jesus And Mary Chain CDs, and then discovering the Pixies and seeing my first gigs. Music really…

SyncConf 2013

Posted on February 17, 2013 @ 11:35am by Darren Moore1 Comment

It was a crisp winter’s morning as I took the train across the Essex countryside watching the sun come up on the way to Norwich for SyncConf. The venue was just a little walk down the main High Street in Norwich and had a stage fit for rock-bands rather than a conference. Kevlin Henney Keynote…

Teaching Coding

Posted on October 18, 2011 @ 12:09pm by Darren Moore4 Comments

Sounding out the London tech industry recently it seems there is a shortage of good, experienced coders and developers right now, and those that are around have been snapped up by the financial services industries. Being involved at my daughter’s primary school and thinking about Eric Schmidt’s comments about our education system I’ve been thinking…

Hello World

Posted on October 13, 2011 @ 7:32pm by Darren MooreNo Comment

A little tribute to Dennis Ritchie creator of Unix, C and the “Hello World” coding example who died this week.

Feeling Local – Sentiment Analysis for Communities

Posted on October 13, 2011 @ 2:52pm by Darren MooreNo Comment

I have the vision for a local website which aggregates all the news feeds from Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, and Flickr in the local area and then runs a quick sentiment analysis on the information to decide if the area is overall happy or sad. Using a weather metaphor we then can show the users…