Clinton Montague

Developer, learner of things, functional programming enthusiast, hacker, and all round inquisitor.

Talking at Oxford’s first PechaKucha night at Science Oxford Live

February 4, 2011

Science Oxford Live put on Oxford’s first PechaKucha night last night. The basic idea is that you have 20 slides, each displayed for 20 seconds, and do a quick-fire presentation. I was lucky enough to be one of the presenters last night, but had very limited time to prepare, so naturally talked about the one […]

An email reply to a cyber-squatter

January 27, 2011

I’ve received four emails from Arthur Simmons this week about a domain name,, which is about to expire. He has noticed that I own and so assumes that I will also want to buy his domain as well. His email Following up about the domain I am going to list for […]

An email to Ocean Spray

April 12, 2010

Subject: Ocean Spray, Tea, Gloves and the Arctic. Re: The TV advertising campaign

New site – devbytes

March 6, 2010

Nerds can simply never have enough websites. I am, it seems one of those nerds. My new website will contain short code and programming philosophy snippets.

Why I won't be buying the Rage Against The Machine single before Christmas

December 7, 2009

There is a big campaign to get Rage Against The Machine to be the top of the charts for Christmas. It’s just not right. I don’t want them to be Christmas number one – and for good reason.

Google Chrome Frame. Saviour of the internet?

September 22, 2009

It’s a simple and brilliant concept. Get people to install a plugin on internet explorer, add a meta tag to your source code, then Google Chrome Frame will render the page using Webkit and its Javascript engine instead. It sounds like it could save the internet. But will it work?

Diary of things

August 30, 2009

I’ll just tell you – you probably already know anyway. I’m a lazy blogger. I don’t seem to have time to write as many articles as I’d like for slightlymore. I know what the problem is – I don’t write enough because I have this strange inability to put small or waffley articles on it – I’d rather that it stayed as a blog devoted to development and internet related things. My new site will give me an outlet for mindless wifflings, allowing me to write more relevant content for slightlymore.

August 28, 2009

It was around 9 or 10 in the evening in the Jam Factory. After a very successful Ox Tuttle, Ben Walker (@ihatemornings), Colin Mercer (@colinmercer) and myself came up with one of those genius drunken ideas. is it.

Web development is a sack of shit

August 25, 2009

There are some developers out there who feel like they need to know the answers to everything before they can get started on even thinking about starting a project. For the most part, they’re right – but there are times in development when you just don’t know. Is it important to know that there will be exactly 7 links on a page? I argue that (from a development point of view), the only thing you need to care about is that it’s more than one and less than ‘lots’.

What is a browser?

June 19, 2009

Google went to Times Square in New York and posed (what we believe to be) a simple question – What is a browser? The answers were quite interesting – some people had no clue; others were painfully close, it just seemed like they didn’t have the right words to explain what they meant. Either way, it’s an interesting watch, and goes to show that what we take for granted isn’t always common knowledge.