Jake Rayson Rayson

Freelance blogger (not sure if paid?)

<p>A web designer since the 20th century, I am a pragmatic advocate of Free Software and I use proprietary software when appropriate. I made the full-time switch to Linux back in 2007, and my desktop tools of choice are Linux Mint, Inkscape, GIMP and Sublime Text. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>As a Front End Developer, my core skills are HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, and my working life reflects my commitment to open standards and accessible websites (ie accessible by everyone, regardless of browser, platform, ability or technology). </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>For web publishing platforms, I use WordPress for ease of use and Drupal for more complex solutions. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>I am also learning about Ruby, Rails, Sinatra and CoffeeScript. I like the minimalist Ruby Way. To this end, my personal portfolio website is built with NestaCMS. </p>

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Hush hush GPG

Hush hush GPG

I'm in the midst of Top Secret work again, because my life is incredibly, nay, unbearably exciting. The client had to send over some Sensitive Material, and rather than just leave it on the bus on USB stick for me to pick up later, they've decided to encrypt it using GPG (or GNU Privacy Guard), an Free variation on PGP.

October 8, 2009 by in Developer

A bucket with a hole by any other name

A bucket with a hole by any other name

A good friend of mine is having ongoing and traumatic connection problems with 3 Mobile Broadband (the joke is that 3 stands for 3% chance of connecting). The hapless operator admitted as much that there have been significant connectivity problems in certain areas (in such out of the way places as North London!

November 19, 2008 by in Developer

Acer Perspire One

Acer Perspire One

I had ordered an Asus Eee from Amazon way way back in July, to jump on the overcrowded netbook bandwagon, and to be able to flourish redundant technology on the tube with a knowing smile that within a year everyone's niece and nephew will have one at playschool. But the Eee didn't go "Eeeeee" all the way home.

September 10, 2008 by in Developer