State of Play 2018/wk25

Experimented some more with php and css to create a new wordpress theme. As mentioned earlier Divi been giving me memory problems on each upgrade. I tried using Divi again yesterday (Tuesday), and I had to use phpmyadmin to change the theme as couldn’t get back to the wordpress dashboard. It maybe a plug-in conflict, […]

State of Play 2018/wk23

{state of play posts are a snapshot of activities started and/or completed by the point in time indicated. Thus not what was done in a week, but what was done between the current post and the last “state of play” post.} WordPress themes and Website Modifications Learning theme development (css/php) got put aside whilst worked on […]

Determination of Pressure Coefficients to Wind Loading Code

Determining the pressure coefficients on the surfaces of a structure using the wind loading code AS1170.2 is not an easy task, as the code has very little coverage of real world buildings, and thus is a relatively deficient code, and little wind loading research is being done to fill in the gaps. So the following […]

Learning WordPress Customisation: Themes and Plug-in Development Part 1

My foray into wordpress theme development. Introduction: the need The need stems from the fact that the wordpress ecosystem is highly inefficient and wasteful. When comparing blogger versus wordpress.com, it seems like it is a lot easier to change the layout and colours of a blog on blogger than wordpress.com. WordPress seems to be built […]

Wind Classification Maitland, Yorke Peninsula and Surrounds

Introduction to Wind Speed Classification In Australia we have two wind loading codes AS1170.2 and AS4055. The latter (AS4055) whilst it refers to housing, was created to provide a simplified classification system for use with manufactured structural products (MSP’s). It is neither practical nor economical to use AS1170.2 directly to design a structured product. The […]

State of Play 2018/wk14

Got some ebooks on wordpress theme and plug-in development. In the process of developing a new theme. So moving away from the Divi theme: whilst I like the theme I have better things to do with my time than mess with memory management problems each time themes and plug-ins update. So will be working on […]

State of Play 2018/wk12

Website been down since attempted to get my SSL certificate renewed about 2 weeks ago. Finally regained access and got rid of the unsafe site notice late Friday afternoon (24/03/2018).  In the meantime transferred websites on wordpress and blogger that I helped my dad setup,  to my own accounts so that I can do something […]

Structural Certification is not a view and stamp exercise

Some people seem to think that structural certification merely comprises of viewing drawings of a proposal and then “rubber stamping” the drawings as structurally adequate (eg. they have turned up at the office, and expected we stamp and approve there and then.). Certification seems to be sought to save time and money. The process can […]

State of Play 2018/wk05

Problematic week. Something simple became complicated and more time consuming than it should have been. Poses an anomaly or paradox with use of software especially spreadsheets. In the first instance my adoption of spreadsheets was to: Improve presentation over hand written calculations Reduce round-off errors on carry through to dependent calculations Reduce transcription errors between […]