The Spin Cycle

Profile: Luke McGovern

Luke is the founder of Flickspin Media and editor-in-chief / developer for the Flickspin writing community. He's a software developer with a passion for web technologies and Internet cultures. In recent times Luke had a taste of working behind the scenes of a substantially large web based community and enjoyed it immensely. The enjoyment of this work came not only from the technical challenges of dealing with a growing site that should never miss a beat but also witnessing the excitement, benefits and friendships that form by members effectively working as one. He enjoyed the idea so much that his creative spirit has lead him to attempt to kindle a new and pretty exciting online writing community.

Luke has been a passionate writer in his past. Although never having any of his work published online or elsewhere, he is looking forward to editing some quality articles and offering some (hopefully) half decent articles of his own to the web.

Latest Articles

The Relationship between a Square and a Circle

Published: October 11, 2011

What is the true relationship between a square and a circle? Can they share equations?

SilverStripe: MVC and Template Engine

Published: May 8, 2010

The templating system for the SilverStripe framework is a majorly crippled piece of work. The big question is: why?

The Forever Web App Project

Published: November 15, 2009

The Forever Web App Project is an AI project to demonstrate a web app's ability to exist on the web unassisted (except by strangers) for as long as possible after a given date.

Latest Blog Posts

Google Chrome OS - All You Need is Web

Published: November 24, 2009

Google announced the release of Chrome OS to the open source community last Thursday (November 19). This release is far from a finished product and Google said it doesn't expect to ship it on machines until late 2010.

Google Chrome OS and the Google Ideology

Published: July 9, 2009

Google's releases continue to follow the pattern of trying to make the web the ultimate development platform. They also seem to be using the power of open source and the race-to-free to squeeze any major competitors out of the market.

Development Move from XP to Leopard

Published: June 29, 2009

Moving from XP to Leopard is going to be a big change for any developer but in many ways it's good to break old habits and try new things.

Latest Fact Files

TrueCrypt and SVN: commit issues

Published: October 25, 2009

A solution for the commit issues with TrueCrypt and SVN.

AI Forums - A Growing List

Published: December 18, 2008

There are a number Artificial Intelligence forums out there. All have the goal of getting the community to interact and help one another along the way.

Solving TortoiseSVN, SVN+SSH, Putty and Plink Chaos

Published: December 7, 2008

Trouble shooting guide for setting up TortoiseSVN with the SVN+SSH scheme. Understanding Plink can help the diagnosis.

Latest Reviews

Get the low-down on Coffee in Brisbane

Published: January 8, 2011

A review of a website focusing on the coffee scene in Brisbane.

Hobbies & Interests

Quote: Goethe - Faust I

"But from heart to heart you will never create. If from your heart it does not come."

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