Hi, I'm Neil Crosby

You may also remember me from such events as PrimeConf // Best of British, Responsive Sausage (#lwsSausageJS) and London Web Standards HTML5.

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  1. Recently, I received an email from a user of one of the Google Apps domains that I administrate. They were having the problem that if they visited Google Books or Maps and tried to sign in with their account, they would receive an error message stating that they were not allowed to log in, as the service had no been enabled on their domain. Interesting. I didn’t remember ever turning it on for any of the other domains I administrate either. So, I checked whether I could log in with one of…

    Monday 3rd February 2014, 23:30

  2. So, last week I had some folks round for a BBQ, and as is my want, I made pulled pork. Truth be told, I was a bit nervous about it, as there were various folks there who I respect a good darn bit when it comes to BBQ and meat in general. So, I was […]

    Saturday 20th July 2013, 20:23

  3. Last week at work, we started writing some JavaScript for the project we’re working on. Up until now we’ve been very much focusing on core functionality, but we’re at the stage now where writing some JavaScript makes sense. One of the things that we’ve been doing up un til this point, and has been making sense for us, is to use PHP Code Sniffer to help make sure that the PHP and CSS we’re writing adheres to known standards and has a maintainable shape. So, since P…

    Sunday 3rd April 2011, 18:15

  4. I’ve been working on the BBC’s Homepage for about a year now, leading a team of five front-end developers to create a high quality product. One of the processes that I introduced to the team about six months ago was that of a formal “dev check” after every task that we completed from our backlog. Whilst we call this process a dev check within our team, it could just as easily be called a peer review, or mini code review. Up until the point that I introduced the dev che…

    Monday 17th January 2011, 21:44

  5. Whilst the mojito may be my favourite rum based drink, what I’ll be found drink most often in the pub is a Dark Rum and Diet Coke. What I’ll want to be drinking though, is my variation of the Cuba Libre – the Cuba Libre Oscuro. A standard Cuba Libre blends the flavours of Cuba […]

    Friday 20th August 2010, 20:48

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