February, 2017

cURL up and die

cURL up and die

It definitely ticks the interesting box. Cut some code to post messages to one of our Slack channels from the webserver. I finally had an excuse to use cURL for something useful. But it’s cold and flu season here in Bangkok and both the Mrs and I seem to have come down with dose of the lurgi /ˈlɜː(ɹ)ɡi/ (Popularised by Spike Milligan). Hence this appropriately titled piece. First things first Had a few problems getting cURL going. After messing around with some info from Stack Exchange and working through the Slack API guides, when I tried running curl I was…

Chinatown @ CNY

Chinatown @ CNY

新年快乐 Happy Chinese New Year to all of you out there. I’m a Rooster1! An earth Rooster to be exact. I’ll let you do the math. This should be a good year for me – I’m due, that’s for sure! We saw in the new year by hitting a few temples on 28.01.17 in the Chinatown district of Bangkok with my good mate Ron in tow. It would give us both a chance to test out our new cameras – He recently upgraded to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 and I purchased his old DMC-TZ70. I still think he’s the better…

Real Ale Cafe

Real Ale Cafe

Whatever became of the Real Ale Cafe in Sydney? More importantly, from my perspective, was where exactly was it located? I’ve spent the morning playing web detective to find out what I can about this venue that has been consigned to the scrapheap. Places like the Real Ale Cafe really do make boozing a refined pasttime This all came about after writing my last piece on craft brewing in the late eighties and comparing memories with a friend. His are better than mine. Memories, that is. It existed in an era when ‘gig guides’ were published in local papers and…