Archive for November, 2008


There are bargains galore on site-buying marketplaces such as SitePoint and as the good man Buffet says: “Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful”.

I’ve decided to have another punt with the purchase of It’s an online Mafia game, one of these MMORG things where you, well… actually, I haven’t quite figured out how to play the game yet. Here is what the game looks like (after you’ve created an account):

Mafia Unit

By my last count, there are around 40 other Mafia-themed games that compete head-on with Mafia Unit. However, over the coming months I plan on radically transforming the UI and feature-set to make it simply the best Mafia game in existence.

Interestingly, I just read that a similar game on Facebook called Mob Wars has some 2.5 million active users and is cited to be one of the most profitable Facebook apps. Mafia Unit has some 3,000 users, so we definitely need to catch up a little. My stretch goal is that by February 1st, we’ll have 30,000 users and 1,000 7-day active users.

 Tags: Business, Internet, Introducing   Published: 1st November '08


Introducing a spanking new version of Race Card Generator; a tool for UK bookmakers to create and print race cards on-the-fly. Data is dynamically pulled in from an external source and mashed into a template. Looks simple, but it’s incredibly smart.

Here’s the main screen which pulls in racecards available for today: 

And here is an example of a produced racecard, in PDF format:

Access to the tool is available for a modest service charge, drop me a note if you want to find out more. Props to my man Jack for his superb website development work.

 Tags: Business, Internet, Introducing   Published: 1st November '08