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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

62 Robert Street, Maitland, Yorke Peninsula, SA

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 […]

State of Play: 2017/wk52

I was taking another look at statistics, and seems I made an error when reading data from wikipedia, which I opted for in preference to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) because it was easier and faster to read. Instead of getting the population for Yorketown seems I may have  read the post code. So my […]

Collapse: Household Decks and Balconies are not Designed for Parties

So at the beginning of the year I was working on a project which whilst in the scope of the South Australian development act, and potentially the SA Building rules, it was otherwise beyond the scope of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and National Construction Code (NCC). This in turn led me to take […]