This is the homepage of Richard Turnbull; human, male, father, professional game developer, web developer, blogger and geek. The purpose of this site is to share my work, life and ramblings:

Thomson Destiny Mediterranean Renaissance Cruise


I’ve actually been away from a computer for over a week – the sweating and shakes have just about subsided! The reason for my absence? My first ever cruise. Around a year ago some of my family decided to organise … Continue reading

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Windows 7 blank screen loading with ATI drivers


Recently I decided to add an external 2TB eSATA drive to my PC for two purposes: 1) So I could boot from it if my SSD went wrong (which seems to be happening) and 2) To act as a backup … Continue reading

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Sandy Bridge 1.65v v 1.5v

This week I purchased a new work PC – original specs for anyone interested: Case: Silverstone Kublai KL02B-W BLK PSU: XFX 850W PSU Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked Heatsink: AKASA AK-CC017 RAM: 2 * 6GB 3x2GB … Continue reading

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Jamie Cullum @ Under the Bridge


My next statement in a way feels like I may be saying ‘I’m the number one fan of Emmerdale Farm’, purely because jazz isn’t (yet) ‘mainstream’ but here goes: Jamie Cullum is without doubt my favourite ever musician, artist and … Continue reading

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My (Hot) Chilli Guide


I quite often get asked questions such as “how many chillies should I put in this?”, “how hot is this chilli?” and “what’s the obsession with chillies?”. Here I hope to answer as many of those questions as I can. … Continue reading

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Slow iPad WiFi?


Having bought my girlfriend an iPad for her birthday I was sure it would be a big hit. Sadly, it seemed to sit on the side quite a lot and instead she continued using her iPhone. Why? Basically, it was … Continue reading

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Co-founding Ragtag Developments Ltd

Ragtag Developments Ltd

I’ve been a bit quiet on here for a while and now you know why! I started playing with computers when I was around 4 years old. I started programming at around 8. I started planning my future shortly after. … Continue reading

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Integrated WordPress adding slashes to POST data (Magic Quotes)


I’ve just encountered an issue with WordPress integration into WishForThis that I thought was worth mentioning. It’s in relation to Magic Quotes – PHP’s now defunct (well, from PHP 5.3.0 onwards) system for protecting new coders of PHP from the … Continue reading

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Fonts being resized on iPhone/Safari

Just a quick update. I’ve noticed on the iPhone version of this site, and others, that the main fonts are a lot larger than they should be. After a bit of investigation it turns out the issue is to do … Continue reading

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Integrated WordPress missing output on live server


I recently encountered a rather frustrating issue with WordPress integration within WishForThis. Everything worked as expected with my test version but when uploaded to the live server, most of the WordPress blog was missing, including Author, Categories, Tags etc.. After … Continue reading

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