Enabling Charitable Donations on Behalf of Open Source Projects

Now that I’ve managed to move away from working at home to working in a shared office space, I aim to separate and compartmentalise properly, allowing me to focus on some personal projects that I’ve managed to accumulate over the last few years.

As I mentioned in my previous article Office Space and Transitions, not only have I acquired the aforementioned office space, I’ve gone about setting up Ollie’s Lab as a way to slowly migrate towards an independent entity. One of the things I plan to do with this newly formed entity, is release applications and systems whether they’re open source, hosted or self hosted services. This article is about the first of these projects, a project which as of yet does not have a name (I find naming things to be a tricky task), but is a free service available to anyone, or at least will be soon.

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Viper – The open source backend for games

Recently I’ve been talking about a pet project of mine that came about at the end of 2013. That project is of course, Viper, an opensource API for game developers, built on top of Laravel.

Just a little pre-warning, at the bottom of this page is a link to a google form for feedback, I’d greatly appreciate it if you took a minute or two out of your day to fill it in, thanks in advance.

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UK Based Freelancing, The Next Step.

For those of you that read my tweets and/or articles, you’ll be familiar with a recent post I wrote about the state of UK freelancing and how we don’t have a home on the web that we can call our own, a home that enables us to find projects and compete with other freelancers in a fair and unbiased way, other freelancers mind you, that are from the UK, so we’re not undercut by those who live in parts of the world where the price of living is lower, and in some cases, considerably lower. If you aren’t, you can read it here.

I’ve spoke to a fair few people about my idea, which includes a very brief Twitter conversation (about 4 tweets), with the UK country manager for Freelancer, who said the following:

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