Archive for May 2013

How to deal with game piracy

Posted by Ant on the 24th May 2013 at 3:28pm. (0 comments)

EA released Sim City earlier this year with some rather nasty DRM they claimed wasn't really DRM. They keep part of the game mechanics controlled on their servers, meaning playing the game requires a constant internet connection. It also means it's...

Learning when to use AJAX

Posted by Ant on the 10th May 2013 at 3:42pm. (0 comments)

I'm currently developing the next version of PrimeBox CMS. The absolute first module to develop was pages, as they are the base reason for the content management system. PrimeBox CMS uses AJAX to help streamline certain functionality, to improve efficiency when managing...

Playing an old favourite from the 90s

Posted by Ant on the 6th May 2013 at 2:53pm. (0 comments)

Every few years I splash out on a new PC so that I can play the latest games with amazing graphics. But quite often I seem to go back to the old games I've been playing for years, and a couple...

What Microsoft needs to learn about browsers

Posted by Ant on the 4th May 2013 at 10:27am. (0 comments)

Alongside Windows 8, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 and 8. Yet again, especially as a web developer, I see key areas they really need to work on if they want to keep their stake in the browser wars. Downloading...

The reason I hate installing windows

Posted by Ant on the 1st May 2013 at 2:25pm. (0 comments)

I was installing Windows on a system previously using Ubuntu, when I got this unpleasant reminder of just how old Windows 7 is now. Nothing like 100 updates to bring your OS up to date! Needless to say I went to...