James Harland

James Harland

Head of Technical

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About Me

Website designer and programmer working mainly with Linux based servers in the Apache/PHP/MySQL environment.

Also provide IT support and perform network installations for clients.

Specialties: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Apache, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/Server, Linux

I was born in Harrogate General Hospital, North Yorkshire in 1986 and lived just up the road in Knaresborough for 4 years before moving “down sarf” in 1990.

Long suffering Sonic the Hedgehog fan and avid retro gamer with a penchant for planes, trains, automobiles, radio and Pokémon Go. Still lamenting the loss of Invicta FM.

Latest Personal Projects


Other Projects

PMSF (PokeMap Standalone Frontend) Open Source

Developer for the open-source map for PoGo called PMSF.

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xenForo Backup Script Open Source

Written because I got tired of doing it myself. The script takes a backup of the xenForo datbase and (optionally) uploads it to an Amazon S3 bucket.

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View my profile on GitHub

Work Experience

Head of Technical - Comtecs (2005 - Present)

Involved in a myriad of computer-oriented solutions, ranging from building web solutions from scratch in PHP/HTML/CSS/JavaScript, visiting clients on-site to provide face-to-face IT support, providing remote support, or installing new servers and networks for clients.

Chairman / Website & Server Admin - Micra Sports Club (2005 - Present)

Manage everything, from the memberships to making sure the server is in tip-top condition and up to date.

Website Developer - Dyebrick (2003 - 2005)

Managed the website, including a Magento online shop

Website Developer & Technical Support - Colourite (2000 - 2005)

Managed the website, online shop and assisted with day-to-day technical support queries.