Get Fridged: The Thought Behind the Food...or Maybe Not!

Entertainment and utter confusion for your entertainment. That's the best way I can describe this site from 2005.

The latest site I have been working on seems just the e commerce site for the Get Fridged blogger IF he/ she ever needed to get replacement eyeglass lenses. This is the smart and convenient way to get lens replacements without having to leave your house/apartment/room. For people who live out in the country or don't have easy access to an eyeglass frame store where you would normally get replacement lens, mail-order is a great way to go. This online store has customers mail their glasses frames to them, and the store's lens technicians install the replacement lenses. The site offers all kinds of replacement lenses so you should be cover whether you need single vision, progressive, bifocal, and trifocal. The replacement lens you can choose from are plastic and polycarbonate, high index, Trivex, as well as glass. Customers can also order replacement prescription sunglass lenses with custom tint, polarized, transitions technology, and/or mirror coated lenses. You can even send in your frames with a new prescription along with contact number, and an optician will call to discuss the best, high quality lens choices and options for your needs. SOunds great to me.

Anyway, I loved the site's name and when I saw the domain was available I decided to purchase it with the intent of using its archived content. I have attempted to bring back the spirit of the original Get Fridged website that seems to have lasted as long as a blink of the eye.

Please be indulgent, if it is not exactly as you remember it.



Hi Icles, Test!

Do you know how many cool options would be here if you had an account?! (It's.. uh.. four)

Get Fridged: The solution to organizational eating disorders.

Come again?

If you have ever stood in the supermarket, looking from hand to hand, wondering just what the difference between two equally strange but tasty looking products are, this is for you.


It's a combination between a personal organisational tool, and a food networking tool. Get Fridged helps you find new tastes, flavours, meals, and ideas through the concept of food sharing. It's a much cooler and much more tech-oriented version of housewives swapping tips.

You get an account, you add some basics to your fridge, like Bread or Cheese, and you get your friends doing the same. When you next go shopping, Get Fridged tells you what you had before.

Or there's a big family holiday dinner coming up. All you've got in the Fridge is a can of beans and some watermelon - Get Fridged helps you save the day by coming up with recipes contributed by you and your friends, from all over the world.

These are only some of the things that Get Fridged can do: but one thing is for sure, Getting Fridged is something I want to do.


Get Fridged Blog Posts

June 2005 Blog Posts

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Myths, Fridges Alcoholix

Myths and Fridges seem to be all the rage these days.

And while our developer(s) aren't out and about roaming the internet looking for trivia like that, we're turning into rampart Alcoholix.

Beer? Blogging? Say no more...


Thursday, June 09, 2005




May 2005 Blog Posts


Monday, May 02, 2005
PHPUnit floats my boat!

Dear all,
PHPUnit is the best thing ever. The last 17 days we've been busy writing unit tests, setting up contacts, releasing open source code and much much more!

We are still in a cold snap with the code at the moment, so when we hit May 9th, we'll start working on the new features again. Oh, and, did I mention that by this time we'll have squashed more bugs than I've had hot dinners?

If you want to come see the development in action, be sure to catch some of us at the Adelaide State Library, stealing their power and drinking coffee. Citilan is giving us free wifi too!


April 2005 Blog Posts


Saturday, April 16, 2005
Your Bread Is Flaccid

MySQL 4.0 not supporting subqueries really makes you cranky, after being used to Postgres 8. That's why I'm glad >Ifound this little lifesaving article.

In other news, Rob thinks our cheese and bread lacks sex appeal - so he's off taking more photos of everything. If you've got a sexy bit of celery floating about, snap a photo of it and email us. Trim it down to 100x75 pixels, and don't forget to tell us as much as you can about it.

Soon, we'll do up the code to resize images and let you guys create fridge items yourself.


Friday, April 15, 2005
Pant, Pant, Gasp

The woes of degrading gracefully. I just spent two days in utter panic degrading from php 5 to php 4.

It's done. Things work. Sort of. I had to butcher my code. It's going to be a nightmare getting the CVS version to work with the live version again. But who cares, the fridge is here!


Thursday, April 14, 2005
Steal This Fridge!

Niall just whipped up a few sexy little buttons to steal.


Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Digital Fridge & The Aging Process

Get Fridged is an application to help you sort out my life. I have endless amounts of trouble finding the time to get off my behind and go and restock my fridge. It's not that I don't have enough time, its that I would prefer to make something interesting rather than actually shut up and do it.

So, that's what we have: Get Fridged, the online digital fridge. It aims to help you plan the restocking and resupply of your main source of food, as well as reach out to your friends in doing so.

It does this by helping you generate shopping lists, based on what you had before and what you're friends like to eat. It also helps you discover new tastes you wouldn't normally try as you wander around the fridges of the world.

I hope you enjoy using this website as much I did adding cool features to it.

Oh, and Happy Birthday. I'm 20, Get Fridged is Born. Hurray!


The Fridge
The refrigerator, hailed as one of mans greatest creations. It is one of the most popular and widely used electrical appliances in the world, as well as being the most vital to modern day living.

So why exactly do we use and need refrigerators? Well the most obvious reason is to keep things such as food and beverages cold. But why? Bacteria is all around us it’s everywhere! All food contains bacteria, and by keeping foodstuffs cold we slow down the process in which bacteria deteriorates the food and spoiling it, therefore the process of refrigeration preserves food giving it a longer shelf life.

Before the refrigerator was invented, the common method of cooling was the use of ice houses and ice boxes. Basically an ice house was a building or a pit with underground chambers which would store ice.

Ice boxes were a device which consisted of an insulated compartment to keep food and ice (which was used to cool the food). Overtime the ice would melt and needed to be replaced by new ice which people would buy.

The inventor of first practical refrigerator was an Australian journalist named James Harrison who in 1856 was commissioned by a brewery company to develop a machine which cooled beer.

The first commercial refrigeration units were basically just an upgraded ice box which contained a cooling unit instead of having to constantly replace ice. It wasn’t until 1925 that self-contained versions were produced and it was Kelvinator who first created commercially successful refrigerators.


Monday, April 11, 2005
Usability: Retard Support

You''re connected to representative - Sam

Sam: Hi!

Daniel: hey... uh, i was just wondering how to get php 5 working with my code, as its defaulting to php 4.3.10...

Sam: You have to use a path like /usr/local/bin/

Daniel: better dumb that down a little further heh :)

Sam: Is there anything else that I can help you with?

Daniel: sorry sam, i don't understand *how* to set a path nor where to set it, i'm utterly unfamiliar with it, do you have any *written* instructions on how to do it, for, say, a complete idiot?

Sam: May I know what exactly you want to run?

Daniel: - see, now it's invoking php 4 there, and "set a path" like " /usr/local/bin/" makes absolutely no sense to me (I'm a windows user)... where do I set it, with what, the who when and why?

Sam: One moment please.

Sam: There is a problem in your code.

Daniel: no, there is not

Daniel: the code is fine, trust me on that

Daniel: the reason that exists is because it's PHP 5 code

Daniel: running through php 4

Daniel: is English your second language?

Daniel: I thought I was reasonably clear in what I wanted to know, and that I did not understand the one line answer I got

Daniel: and that I would very much like further explanation

Sam: Daniel, I am sorry that I am not able to solve this problem over chat. Please submit a support ticket in this regard. We will get back to you shortly.

Does anyone see a that hiring offshore tech support who's first language isn't English being a stupid idea? Usability Tip: don't let the blind lead the blind, argh!


Sunday, April 10, 2005
Nice Elevator Music

While we're all anxiously awaiting the upcoming launch of Get Fridged, take some time out to check out some of the other classier eating establishments on this fine little web of ours:

Weight Watchers, circa 1970

The Gallery of Regrettable Food

What else can I say, except... delicious.