A few blogs back I blogged about FobOff. I made it in about 4 hours after wanting to refresh my PHP skills, my current job uses 0% PHP, my old job used 98% PHP, so once you’ve taken the time to learn it you should really keep it fresh in the head.
Anyway, skip to yesterday where I ‘officially’ launched FobOff.co.uk. That basically meant I pulled my finger out, registered a domain and moved it there. Easy!
Do check it out, share it, tell people about it, blog about it and stuff – I’d like people around the world to be fobbing people off with something I made!
Do let me know what you think about it in the comments section too!
Ok, firstly if you’re reading this – you’ll notice I seldom update this – I try to update it more – but then forget.
Anyhow, the main things that have been happening recently;
- Kev & Nixxi
This is my radio show, I do it with Nicola, my friend. You can hear it on NE1fm 102.5 every Saturday night from 9pm, or via the show website (click the title to see it!) – It’s been going for over 6 months now, and we’re at show . We put a weekly diary on the show website, alongside pictures when we have listeners in – and you can hear previous shows on the listen section. Alternatively, click here to subscribe in iTunes.
That is my website, and you probably came here from there. While it is seldom updated, when I do update it, it has superb stuff on it. I’ve just written a podcasting section. If you want to podcast, I can help – check it out!
- NE1fm 102.5
Outside of my day job, this takes up most of my time. I’m part of the management who operate the station, and I have presented on it for over two and a half years. We’ve recently moved from NE1fm.com to NE1fm.net due to a dispute. Good stuff!
- Contact Me
One thing that is always up to date is the contact page on my website. I get a lot of contact from listeners, potential production & voiceover work & loads of other random stuff. If you want to get in touch, that’s the place to go!
FobOff is something I made in about 4 hours, I made it to keep my PHP & MySQL stuff active in my brain. It gets tons of visits now, and is very popular. Please tell everyone!
Apart from that, in my personal life, I had to get rid of my VW Bora as I couldn’t sustain the payments on it – the joys of redundancy. What makes it worse is the place that makes you redundant then press release a crazy profit – one of their best years yet. Nice for them eh? They didn’t loose their posessions and nearly their homes. I’ve now got a 12 year old ‘barge’ – the Vauxhall Omega – it’s big, old, and thirsty.
I’ve also had a lot to do with the dentist lately. After avoiding them for years due to an un-based fear of them, I decided to go see them after a tooth broke and I left it too late. I’ve been back and forth for 3 months now, and yesterday was my final visit of my treatment and I had my smashed tooth removed. The relief from the pain is great, if you’re avoiding the dentist. Don’t.
Anyway, I’m going to work on updating this at least one a week again now – so do check back! and please do comment if you read these – so I know I’m not talking to myself!
I just thought I’d take a second to mention a site I made the other day. Called FobOff.
I made it for fun, and to keep my PHP fresh in the head, it took about 4 hours all in, and I’m pretty happy with the result. It all started from a job I had in 2004 at BT, in their Broadband Technical Helpdesk department. A word document went around with 4 columns of technical words, and you strung them together into a sentence to make a corking fob off. I decided then I wanted to make a website out of it, but didn’t have the skills then.
It wasn’t until this week, two things came together. I found an old hard-drive with the Word document on, and brought it up at my current place of work. A silly joke here and there turned into me saying I’d make a site out of it finally, and did. This is what it looks like;
You can find it at http://www.kevatkinson.co.uk/fob/ and in time I plan to put it on its own domain, hopefully make it into a popular site. I put a counter on to count refreshes, and in two days it’s had 7000+ fobs generated. Superb.
I did get some stick from people saying I had copied from the BOFH. In all honesty I wasn’t aware there was a BOFH generator online. I was sent the link and in all honesty, it’s a bit poo, and was made in 1992 (rhyme there!) – so maybe this is the modern version, the other one is 16-17 years old!
Please do feel free to leave a comment if you like it or loathe it, I like comments.