Mindless Philosophy

These aren’t the droids...err blogs you’re looking for...

Uncommon & superficial ramblings about Umbraco, HTML, Jquery and CSS and how Downton Abbey ruins my life every year. This blog does not contain bunting, cushions or pastel colours and is a blatant SEO vehicle.


SmashingConf Oxford 2014

Just a reminder to all the techs out there that Smashing Magazine Conference is at Oxford this year on the 18th and 19th March 2014. more


Get data from uComponents Multi-URL Picker

There are a dozen search pages about the uComponents Multi-URL Picker and trying to get any data out of it. Many people have been pulling their hair out trying to get it to work. Well after much h… more


HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error...FIXED

I was in the process of moving a website from my production IIS server to my dev IIS server for some design integration testing. Both IIS servers had .net4.0 installed. When I copied my main site o… more


Accepting a self-signed certificate in Internet Explorer

I use a mail server called Smartermail which is a Microsoft Exchange looky-likey without the hassle, overhead and extortionate licensing costs but with features you actually use. The mail interface is… more


You just need the tech to run your business

Back in the day when Windows was king, us technical people could be seen creating domain controllers, configuring IP stacks and just plain farting around with DFS (not the crap furniture store but Dis… more


The Death of the Home Personal Computer

With sales projections of PCs expected to be down 10% this year, the terminal decline of PCs in favour of tablets seems unstoppable. This is even more felt in the home where a tablet is now the prefer… more


Simple Jquery Image Swap

Yet another of those simple bits of functionality that I thought the Internet sea would be awash with. Sadly all to complex and difficult to follow. So I though I make one. Nice and easy to follow ev… more


Five of the Best Umbraco packages

People who have read my blog before may have gained the view that I like Umbraco. It’s easy for the user and accessible for the developer. It’s licensed to download and use into a production site at n… more


Styling a Multiple RadioButtonList

I needed to show a list of ASP.NET Radio Buttons in a list without the associated values showing. So the first thing I did was do a Google search, but couldn't find a good solution. Anyway an hour lat… more


We’re Hiring…are you an Oxford Website Developer?

Oxford Web Design company Refresh Websites are hiring an Oxford based talented front-end developer with skills in Umbraco, CSS3, JavaScript & HTML5. Experience in responsive design is a must. We don’t… more