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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Zero Dollar Laptop Project

Zero Dollar Laptop Project

Very exciting times as I’m building a WordPress MultiSite, and meeting up with various and interesting in people, in places as far flung as The London and Kent.One of the projects I came across today was Furtherfield’s Zero Dollar Laptop Project, and I just had to share the idea as I think it’s so brilliant: Organisations donate old laptops.

July 12, 2010 by in Developer

Set your folders to synch

Set your folders to synch

My modest library of home movies in uncompressed AVI format have had to make way for proper work. This has meant backing up all my photos and movies, and then embarking upon a spot of synchronisation on my lusty, Ubuntu-driven ThinkPad X60s.

August 13, 2008 by in Developer

Remote waiting

Remote waiting

I took a trip to my old stomping grounds of Bristol, over in the Mild, Mild West, had my teeth mended and caught up with some old friends. I also managed some Remote Working on the train, on my crusty ThinkPad X60s.

July 23, 2008 by in Developer

AA1 Ubuntu bugs & niggly bits

AA1 Ubuntu bugs & niggly bits

I recently installed Ubuntu Linux 'Intrepid Ibex' on my chintzy Acer Aspire One and there have been a number of glitches with the updates (no sound, fan not working properly, keys playing up, card reader reading less than usual...).

November 23, 2008 by in Developer