Stuff & Nonsense

Node framework: login authentication

Node framework: login authentication

My simple node framework now supports password protected areas, with a username / password authentication scheme based on passport.js. You can see this in action here Next on the to-do list is an automatically generated admin framework, to enable simple manipulation of the database backend based on the models your app defines. I’m also going […]

Pad project day 5: pushing through

Pad project day 5: pushing through

Today I finally got my work desktop set up how I want it, so I thought I’d share my experience.  My main desktop PC is a great hulking beast of a machine, that was originally built to play games on.  As such, it uses quite a hefty amount of power to run and sounds not unlike an aircraft taxiing for take-off.  Luckily, […]

Pad Project Day 4: Random brain dump

Pad Project Day 4: Random brain dump

Today, let’s talk about some good old random crap.  Here’s what’s on my mind at the moment (excluding stuff that…well, isn’t suitable for a public venue). 1) Facebook. I disabled my facebook account a couple of days ago as part of my attempt to actually do something productive with my time.  Before that I would […]

Magento: Round up currency conversions

Just a quick and dirty (no, not that kind of dirty) tutorial today. One of the websites I work on had the requirement to make its prices look ‘nicer’ when converted to another currency. Currently (little currency pun for you there) the prices look fine in the default currency, which is good old pound sterling […]