Moving across the pond

I’ve been a little quiet on my blog recently; moving from the UK to Canada took a little more of my time than anticipated! I’m now living in Vancouver, BC although in temporary accommodation until we secure an apartment. As soon as I’m back up and connected properly I’ll be starting a series of posts on my recent mobile development experience with some tips on getting started with Flash Builder 4.5 for mobile.

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Posting source code on WordPress.com hosted blogs

The one plugin I loved from hosting my own WordPress.org blog was the excellent SyntaxHighlighter plugin.  After trying to replicate it on WordPress.com I eventually found that it’s already baked in but woefully under documented. Follow the link below for the documentation on how to start using it:

http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/

Back from my travels

After a fantastic 2 months travelling SE Asia and Australia I’m finally back in the UK.  Unfortunately my web hosting expired during my travels so I had to move my WordPress database over to wordpress.com (not easy on a slow Vietnamese computer in downtown Saigon!).  A few things seem to have been lost in the transfer such as the plugins I had for displaying code and the theme I was using but other than that it seems fine.  Gone are the days when I used to love hosting my own websites; it’s just so much less hassle to have it hosted and maintained on your behalf!  If I get on with wordpress.com then I’ll restore my domain name to permanently point here (they make you pay for the privilege!).

Just about to embark on some custom component work for a large public sector organisation so expect some more posts on that area soon.