These are projects that scratch various “itches” that I’ve had either as personal fun projects or commercial projects, or sometimes as both :) This section of the site is to give a bit of information about these projects.
Open/Close iPhone app
Open/Close is a series of street art trails of painted doors around Dundee. The “Open/Close” app helps you find out more about these artworks and where to go to see them in person.
The “Handheld Heroes” are 12 handheld devices that I consider to be icons of their time, to celebrate these “Handheld Heroes” I’ve made a series of 12 illustrations that are available now as a range of t-shirts etc.
RC Geo Access
RC Geo Access is a WordPress plugin that restricts access to the login page of your WordPress Admin based on the location of the user trying to access it. Restricting access in this way can be a useful way of reducing unwanted login attempts.
It will soon be available to install or download from the WordPress plugin repository.
RC Site Map
RC Site Map is a WordPress plugin that adds a shortcode to list a site map or list of a particular type of post such as page, post or custom post types. It uses a subset of the parameters available to the ‘wp_list_pages’ WordPress function as well as some additional parameters.
It is available to install or download from the WordPress plugin repository, just click “Add New” on the plugins page of your WordPress site admin or search for “RC Site Map” to install and activate it. You can view more details about it, download the source code etc (licenced under GPL V2) from the plugin page in the WordPress plugin repository here:
The plugin code is open source and licensed under the GPL V2. It is available from my Github repository: https://github.com/rickcurran/rc-site-map
If you’ve found this open source plugin useful then please consider donating to help support development of the RC Site Map plugin and other plugins.
Is it time to get up yet?
So, it’s the night before your kid’s birthday? Christmas eve? Your kid(s) are too young (or too excited!) to read a clock to see what time it is and whether they are allowed to get up yet or not.
This little mini-web app was designed to show a simple message of “No! Go back to bed!” or “Yes!” depending on whether the time has come or not.
Twitter users face a common problem: How do you fit what you’re trying to say into 140 characters?
A common solution is to reduce words down in size by using shortened forms often referred to as ‘text speak’. However, this method of writing can be difficult to write or understand, so I’ve developed this Twitter web app called Twitterative. Twitterative has two functions: reduce tweets down by translating ordinary english language words into text speak (or should I say ‘txt spk’), or enlarging them from text speak back into ordinary english language.
I’ve written a blog post with a bit more information about it so read “shrink ur twts!” to get more information about it.