About Me

Hey! I’m Cohan Robinson and I am a PHP developer. Right now I build Laravel PHP and WordPress based websites.

Outside of the nerdy stuff there’s… well it’s more nerdy stuff. I like to make videos of varying type with friends – vlogs, video game capture and commentary, dumb lip syncing to music videos – and they’re under the brand Ribbalicious. It’s been a bit of a while but the project isn’t officially dead just yet, we just need to figure out what we’re doing with it (actually damn it’s been about a year as of this writing.. why am I still paying for Adobe CC??)

Here’s some of the other things I’m working on outside of the day job


Yogs DB

Yogs DB is a site that lets you browse the back-archives of a YouTube network known as The Yogscast. Generally it’s aimed to be an easy search engine that works across their network as opposed to either a specific channel or YouTube as a whole. The future idea is that it’ll then be able to alert you when certain criteria is met on new video uploads and that sort of thing. Recently added was an On This Day feature that lets you see what videos were released on this day each year back through the years.

Quite a fun little project, originally created because I wanted to sharpen my Laravel skills and use things like queues and background tasks, scheduling, notifications, that sort of thing.

YogsDB – Yogscast Database


Pdcast

Pdcast (pronounced P D cast) is a podcast hosting website that aims to push the podcasting format further, while of course also keeping compatibility with existing methods. One addition to the standard podcast hosting site is the ability to switch out adverts when they’re no longer relevant. New sponsor, end of contract with an old one? No problem – By using defined advertising slots in your episodes you can tell Pdcast to switch out the advert so that any new downloads will have fresh and up to date adverts. Target your ads geographically – Got an ad that’s only relevant to your US audience? Make sure it’s only served to listeners in the USA. Of course you don’t have to use these features, Pdcast also functions as your standard upload-an-mp3 podcast hosting and analytics platform.

Pdcast – Podcast hosting for everyone


FeedFinish

FeedFinish is a web feed management service that allows you to add your Atom/RSS/Podcast feeds and be sure that any and all readers and podcast applications are served a feed they can understand. It also provides stats and analytics on your audience and how they’re using your feeds. Perform on-the-fly corrections and alterations to your feeds without having to dig in to any code where they’re hosted. Its strongest feature however is the bring-your-own sub domain functionality. Instead of hosting on, for example, feedfinish.com/your-feed you can point feeds.example.com to your account and keep your branding intact. This also means if you ever need to transfer your feed elsewhere you simply set up the feed and redirect your domain to the new location. FeedFinish is a supplementary service to Pdcast but has also been spun off into its own service so that podcasts and standard feeds can also benefit from the service.

FeedFinish – Web and podcast feed management


Bespoke Work

I’ll be completely honest, I only really do bespoke work that is interesting and has a budget worth the time put in. To avoid competing with my day job employer I’m also not doing any bespoke WordPress work at this time. I’ll be happy to refer you to the web studio I work for of course (and will probably end up working on your site) so please do feel free to get in touch if you’ve got a project you would like me to look at.

I do not work for “idea guys”, I’m sorry if that comes off as insulting but your input needs to match my own in some way. Please don’t ask me to work on your project if all you’re bringing to the table is the initial idea, I’m not interested. I do not sign NDAs without adequate financial compensation.

If you’re still interested, contact me and we’ll see what we can arrange!