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Rectang web hosting closes posted 01 Jan 2013 23:24 by Andrew Williams

Hi everyone.

It is with a heavy heart that decided to close its web hosting service. With so many excellent alternatives out there we decided that it's too difficult to keep up with the demands of a modern hosted website.

If you enjoyed our content management systems they are now open source and can be downloaded from GitHub.

Many thanks to all of our

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XSM Moves forward and finds a new home too posted 17 Nov 2011 23:09 by Andrew Williams

We are happy to announce that the eXtensible Site Manager (XSM) has returned to it's open source routes as it prepares for the 2.0 release. You can find the entire app over at GitHub where you can check it out or fork it yourself. Clone it from now!

We have also found a new home for the mailing lists - you can subscribe to the latest news

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Announcing our first iPhone game - SpinGuru posted 31 Aug 2009 21:34 by Andrew Williams

SpinGuru is pleased to announce the release of it's latest iPhone title "SpinGuru".

SpinGuru is an addictive game of skill, reflexes, logic and determination.

The object of the game is to spin your stick from the start point to the end point with the highest score possible. You can maximise your score by finding the shortest route and picking up all the bonuses.

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Simple twitter monitoring with FollowMe posted 20 Mar 2009 13:12 by Andrew Williams

FollowMe IconWith twitter becoming more popular every day it seemed wise to sign up - and sign up we did (@rectang). Shortly after that we realised how important it is to stay up to date - but how to do this without wasting all day?

Introducing FollowMe - a simple app for Mac OSX that uses the Growl notification framework to push the days tweets to your desktop.

We plan to

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Esudoku goes global with a competitive edge posted 18 Oct 2007 18:03 by Andrew Williams

Sudoku is now a global phenomenon. The logical 9x9 numerical puzzle was initially developed by an American before gaining popularity in Japan. Now the whole world has taken notice. And so have we...

eSudoku is the fastest open source logical sudoku solver available. It uses logical algorithms to calculate the sudoku answers. It also helps users learn sudoku as it explains each

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Shiny new site design posted 11 Apr 2007 21:42 by Andrew Williams

We hope that you like the new design that we prepared for the website. We shall be applying it to our various projects including a rather spiffing set of stationary! The new design is XHTML compliant, using CSS for the layout rather than tables. All this was made possible by the upcoming XSM 2.0 of which we hope to have a release available later in the year.

Welcome Home Open Source posted 20 Feb 2006 18:10 by Andrew Williams just opened it's new open source project framework based on the Trac system.

The framework provides SVN for version control, Wiki for project documentation and a ticketing system that integrates with the wiki and the svn commit messages. If you are remotely interested you can check out the projects using it at

All our projects will be moving to this

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XSM 1.0 finally released posted 03 Oct 2005 22:40 by Andrew Elcock

XSM 1.0 has now been released and has been used to generate this site amoungst many others.

The 0.1 codebase (last released as 0.1_rc1) has been released as 1.0 to clearly show that this is our first release, with many more to come! 

We hope that the advnaced features of this stable release will encourage others to use the system, try it out and suggest new

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XSM on posted 15 Jun 2005 23:32 by Andrew Elcock

The content management system "XSM" is now a fully open project, available from under the GPL license.

The project is called "rxsm" and can be found at 

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