Hunts Cleaning Ltd. is an established family run business based in Oxfordshire specialising in providing carpet & upholstery cleaning services.
Jonathan and Kirsty Hunt decided to expand their business by offering a carpet cleaning franchise, bookmycarpetclean.com and we were approached by Jon and asked if we could help make this work by providing some custom software development.
The customer was going to have a Joomla web site built for him, but he needed extra functionality:
- postcode lookup to enable end users to link up with the operative covering their area
- a simple to use quotation builder offering a wide range of cleaning services
- some ecommerce for taking deposits from customers
- allowing the customer to choose his appointment date and time
- automatically place appointments into the operative’s own calendar
Well, it seems my Java plug-in woes are not over. This morning Apple have decided that I can no longer run Java within Safari (again).
This week has all been about Java for me, or rather being able to run Java Applets within a web browser. As specialists in remote support, a lot of systems we interact with such as network KVM’s, Virtualisation, and control panels require Java to deliver important functionality like a console screen for example. Continue reading
Sometimes I think the people who came up with the CSS syntax and structure all had a meeting and decided the following: Continue reading
Even though Microsoft have long forgotten about Outlook Express, today we had to deal with a simple customer request “Can you transfer the email from this machine to the new one please”. The new machine was a 64-Bit Windows 7 PC, the old machine was a Windows XP Pro system. Continue reading
Backup is like insurance, not the most exciting thing, but something you are glad of when you come to need it.
It isn’t until you are in the unfortunate situation of requiring data from a backup that you find out just how good it really is. Continue reading
We have decided that we are going to try a boating holiday on the Broads in Norfolk. While looking for a map I found an innovative map on the tournorfolk.co.uk web site:
In the style of a London Underground map, excellent idea.
If you don’t know what an MTU is, it’s probably best to stop reading now…
On what was a normal build and commission of a cloud Linux server for a customer everything was working fine except when it came to downloading via FTP. As this server was required to synchronise files with two others via FTP this was a problem.
Initially I put it down to a firewall or permissions issue but the more I dug into it the more I realised something else was afoot. Continue reading
A simple Wi-Fi upgrade:
You will need: Continue reading
After experimenting with various vintage devices for mobile blogging, I developed a Windows app that allowed these devices to ‘print’ directly into a Windows application like Wordpad for example.
This was working fine until, I tried it with a Z88 using a later version of it’s operating system (OZ 4.2). It seems when you print it is incapable of printing a space. Continue reading