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Using MySQL Stored Procedures in Cakephp

I am new to this topic in many ways. For ages I have prefered to do the database work in Cakephp – or being honest, I have been afraid to touch MySQL, being that close to the data seemed like a stupid idea. Especially because I wasn’t bold enough to go playing with things.

2009: Avalon Airshow

We got wet. That is the first thing that springs to mind about the 2009 Avalon Airshow. It was only a few minutes after leaving the car that it started to rain, and for two hours it was either raining or raining harder. Damped spirits...

From Tweet to Article

It may already be known, but I follow Lance Armstrong on twitter - I should say, I am 1 of the 293,587 people following him on twitter. Last week Mr. Armstrong wrote a '128 character' review of the Giro Time Trial stage : here. Whilst...

Bike Riding and Injuries

So I fell off my bike. And it wasn't an easy fall either. It knocked my unconscious for a few minutes, while my boys watched helplessly. It had me walk home, and kept me concussed for about an hour and a half. It broke the...

DOIT09 – Weigh In

The time has arrived. I have been putting this off for a while, writing this post was not something I wanted to do. Well, not right now. The plan had been to get into DOIT09 and I was, but writing this post was just too...

Victorian Bush Fires : 2009

So I am sitting at my computer. It is an adverage day outside, eighteen degrees slightly windy and thick white clouds are drifting slowly past the window. Today’s choice of clothes is a pair of jeans and a jumper with the sleeves rolled up past my elbows. The only thing that can remind me of the terrible things happening right now is TweetDeck, which every 5 – 10 minutes flashes up with warnings, news updates or links from 774 ABC Melbourne.

This weekend was horrible.

The Wedding

So, it was a great day. The groom arrived on horseback. The bride arrived late. And everything went well. I am writing this entry to be a reminder to me and maybe to others (others, pah!) of what a great time it was. The sun...