Posts by Tags

ASP.NET

Naming conventions across domains

1 minute read

Sometimes it’s nice to join things together and while these aren’t really big changes on their own they make you and your team’s life much easier. In short u...

Activism

Announcements

Phase 1 Complete

less than 1 minute read

I finally managed to get that pesky AppStore Icon Quest post fixed. I’ve got everything else pretty much done. On to phase 2!

Phase 1: Laying the foundations

1 minute read

I’ve only had this site for a few days and already I’m pretty happy with it. But it isn’t without a few snags.

Moving to Squarespace

less than 1 minute read

I’m in the middle of setting up this site, rather than wait until it’s all perfect - which I’ve come to realise the hard way - it is impossible I’m releasin...

In progress…

less than 1 minute read

I found that I needed a place to write longer form blog posts with images and all the rest of it. So this page is getting a reboot. I’m hoping I’ll start wri...

Apple

Free Apple Apps

2 minute read

I’m starting my app reviews with a bit of a cheat and reviewing all the apps 1 that Apple recommends you install for a better experience. Some were previousl...

Charging Apps

less than 1 minute read

As I mentioned in my last post on the subject I’ve had no iPhone for about 6 weeks. I still haven’t sold my 4S, which is a little disappointing, but that wil...

Apps

Day One: Template

less than 1 minute read

Using Launch Centre Pro to log to Day One looks pretty handy.

App Recommendation: Editorially

less than 1 minute read

Editorially looks to be a great web app for collaborating on documents on the web. It uses markdown for formatting and include some very nice change control ...

Journal App Wishlist

less than 1 minute read

There are a lot of journaling apps kicking around and before I get into the options in another post here’s what I’m looking for (in priority order):

New and Updated SquareSpace Apps

2 minute read

SquareSpace have announced a complete iOS app overhaul. Blog and Metrics are new apps, Portfolio and Notes are updated for iOS. I’m more interested in the up...

Free Apple Apps

2 minute read

I’m starting my app reviews with a bit of a cheat and reviewing all the apps 1 that Apple recommends you install for a better experience. Some were previousl...

Charging Apps

less than 1 minute read

As I mentioned in my last post on the subject I’ve had no iPhone for about 6 weeks. I still haven’t sold my 4S, which is a little disappointing, but that wil...

iPhoneless

2 minute read

Week 1 without an iPhone and I still haven’t got my cheque… I’ll share what I’ve observed and what, if anything, I’m going to change when I get my iPhone 5S...

An App a post

less than 1 minute read

When I finally get my shiny new iPhone 5S next month I’m not going to just ram it full of apps. In the spirit of #teamappminimal I’ll be carefully considerin...

Art

Hokusai and the wave the swept the world

less than 1 minute read

One of my favourite pieces of art gets a long article, blue is a rare colour in nature so I can understand why when it became more common it was more saught ...

Automation

Journal App Wishlist

less than 1 minute read

There are a lot of journaling apps kicking around and before I get into the options in another post here’s what I’m looking for (in priority order):

Starting Editorial Workflows

1 minute read

The last Mac Power Users with Federico Vittici got me thinking more about Editorial's automation features. How they could make my life a little bit easier? A...

Babies

Backup

Baking

Variable cookies

less than 1 minute read

Great visual of what happens when you change one ingredient in your baking. I do this with my pancakes, there are 3 more parts to the and the baking method ...

Beetles

Yeehaw!

less than 1 minute read

Absolutely awesome photo set.

Cake

Under construction lego wedding cake

less than 1 minute read

Very cool cake by S-J Cupcakes, it would have been such a shame to cut it. I mean, they aren’t even finished making it yet.

Christmas

Who needs Christmas jumpers!

less than 1 minute read

When you can wear this amazing specimen, I’d wear the hell out of it, ironically of course.

Clothing

Who needs Christmas jumpers!

less than 1 minute read

When you can wear this amazing specimen, I’d wear the hell out of it, ironically of course.

Code

Visual Studio Code v0.7.0

1 minute read

It looks like I missed the latest update by a few weeks, the focus of the latest update was definitely on documentation. Which is not a bad thing as some of...

Visual Studio Code - Liss is More

less than 1 minute read

Casey Liss has a good summary of his thoughts on Visual Studio Code, I didn’t realise he was a C# coder. I had similar issues getting Mono up and running so...

Code Katas

Edge Cases of Tomorrow

3 minute read

Contains spoilers for Edge of Tomorrow Edge of Tomorrow is the latest Tom Cruise vehicle based on All You Need Is Kill but the ending has been sugar coated ...

Coding

Electron (formerly Atom Shell)

less than 1 minute read

The list of companies using Electron is promising (Visual Studio Code just released it) and the promise of building cross platform desktop apps with web te...

Getting Started with TypeScript and Aurelia

less than 1 minute read

I’m not sure about TypeScript yet but this post has got my reconsidering it, I’ve also had a quick play with it and it was surprisingly easy. I’m still strug...

Rules of Programming

less than 1 minute read

I’m not usually a fan of prescriptive rules but I agree all of Rob Pike’s 5 Rules of Programming especially this one: >Rule 2. Measure. Don’t tune for s...

Lesson Learned from HolyBible.com

less than 1 minute read

It’s always interesting to read about a developer honest assessment on the decision they made and Chris Krycho goes into a good amount of detail with his ex...

Code Quality

less than 1 minute read

Gotta love XKCD, there are a few people I’ve worked with in the past where I’ve experienced this, I’ve also been on the other side with the abominations I’ve...

The Zen of Python

less than 1 minute read

19 aphorisms that were the guiding principles for Python’s design. I haven’t coded Python but I’m sure they’re ring true for any job where you do problem sol...

11 Rules All Programmers Should Live By

less than 1 minute read

Sometime John Somnez hits the nail on the head, sometimes he hits the same nail many different ways. These rules are well worth a read. My personal favourit...

ReSharper is pretty sharp

2 minute read

I trialled ReSharper recently and while I’m not ready to take the jump yet (I have a few others I want to try out) it’s definitely the front runner. Sadly I...

Coffee

Coffee scoop clip

less than 1 minute read

Some problems aren’t really problems until you’re presented with a solution. The Combined Coffee Measure and Bag Clip is one such solution. I didn’t realise...

Cookies

Variable cookies

less than 1 minute read

Great visual of what happens when you change one ingredient in your baking. I do this with my pancakes, there are 3 more parts to the and the baking method ...

Creativity

Cycling

Cardiff and Utrecht

less than 1 minute read

A very interesting insight into how cycling differs in the UK from Europa and particularly in Cardiff. As a regular cyclist in the city I pick my routes car...

Choosing a folding bike

2 minute read

As I prepare to sell my folding bike I thought it would be worth bringing together my thoughts on choosing one. Sadly I no longer use it because my travel pl...

Cops parked in bike lanes

less than 1 minute read

It’s hard to see how these Cops in Bike Lanes are doing by it by accident. Cyclings in the US really are treated badly.

DAL

Dappling with Dapper .Net Part 1 - Why?

2 minute read

Tell your DBA that you’re going to be using an ORM like Entity Framework (EF) and they’ll probably cry. Performance is going to be impacted negatively. Your ...

Dapper

Dappling with Dapper .Net Part 1 - Why?

2 minute read

Tell your DBA that you’re going to be using an ORM like Entity Framework (EF) and they’ll probably cry. Performance is going to be impacted negatively. Your ...

David Bowie

Video: Berlin Heroes

less than 1 minute read

I didn’t know the story behind this performance and I’ve been to Berlin myself and probably the places where the concert was.

Debug

Vorlon.JS

less than 1 minute read

You have to see the demo of Vorlon, it’s JavaScript debugging tool which synchronises multiple browser and emulators (they call them devices). Although I’m n...

Declutter

Reusable silicon gear ties

less than 1 minute read

Very handy for tidying gear, as they’re waterproof and flexible. I’ve tried loads of different ways to tie cables and these look to be a good option. If you...

Design

Raijin and other experiments

less than 1 minute read

While the drums are pretty cool there are some other very cool experiments, Core77 has more pictures of Yamaha’s project AH A MAY. Via Geekologie

Drinks

ETP

Excel

Experiments

Raijin and other experiments

less than 1 minute read

While the drums are pretty cool there are some other very cool experiments, Core77 has more pictures of Yamaha’s project AH A MAY. Via Geekologie

Food

Under construction lego wedding cake

less than 1 minute read

Very cool cake by S-J Cupcakes, it would have been such a shame to cut it. I mean, they aren’t even finished making it yet.

Birra Spalmabile

less than 1 minute read

I would consider myself a beer lover but spreadable beer butter might be a bit too far. However it’s available in “Omid Dark” and “Greta Blonde” flavours for...

Frogs

Yeehaw!

less than 1 minute read

Absolutely awesome photo set.

Funny

Make spaghetti even more fun…

less than 1 minute read

With a T-Rex Measurer… I believe there is also a horse one (as in, I could eat one) or a unicorn like the one below.

Swat it!

less than 1 minute read

Fantastic solution to a common problem at concerts.

GTD

Organising the mess

1 minute read

Projects, tasks, tags, notes, multiple levels of task and projects, separate files for areas of work or large projects. It can quickly become a mess when you...

Simple task management

4 minute read

I’ve tinkered with the way I keep track of my tasks and projects quite a lot over the years, the last time I wrote about it over a year ago I was chasing to...

Gingerbread

Hair

Frozen hair (no, not that one)

less than 1 minute read

I’v only had my hair freeze due to the temperature once and it wasn’t in a hot pool, this looks like a pretty unique place to be if it can do that to your ha...

Icons

Internationization

Japan

JavaScript

Naming conventions across domains

1 minute read

Sometimes it’s nice to join things together and while these aren’t really big changes on their own they make you and your team’s life much easier. In short u...

Typescript or ES6: Slightly Loaded Question

1 minute read

In my previous post I mentioned I’d been playing around with TypeScript, however the same goes for ES6 and I’ve probably put slightly more hours into that. T...

Airbnb JavaScript Style Guide

less than 1 minute read

The best guidelines read like no brainers, Airbnb’s JavaScript Style Guide is well worth a read if you write any JavaScript, they’ve even got ES6 in there. ...

Aurelia: Solving the M in MVVM

less than 1 minute read

I’ve been trying to put some of what I’ve learned from Patrick Walters int practice with aurelia. I can see the benefits, particular when it comes to reuse.

Thoughts on Aurelia and React.js

less than 1 minute read

It’s a bit of a leading one as I’m mainly going to refer to Dwayne Charrington on at I Like Kill Nerds. He’s been using both Aurelia and React.js together. ...

Human JavaScript

less than 1 minute read

Although I don’t think Ampersand.js is for me right now I do think @HenrikJoreteg is an excellent communicator both visually with his video tutorial and a...

You Can’t Not Have a Framework

less than 1 minute read

Ryan Florence does a great job of clear up a debate I’ve been having with myself on Frameworks (Libraries, Modules, Extensions, Methodologies…) and he makes ...

Vorlon.JS

less than 1 minute read

You have to see the demo of Vorlon, it’s JavaScript debugging tool which synchronises multiple browser and emulators (they call them devices). Although I’m n...

Ray Nicholus: You Don’t Need jQuery!

less than 1 minute read

A fantastic series of posts covering the reasons you don’t need jQuery anymore. Sometimes the answer is to dump it entirely but there are plenty lightweight...

Aurelia: First Impressions

less than 1 minute read

Bearing in mind I’ve only watched the introductory video I’ll give my first impressions. I’m impresssed and I want to use it in my next project. Aurelia is a...

ReSharper is pretty sharp

2 minute read

I trialled ReSharper recently and while I’m not ready to take the jump yet (I have a few others I want to try out) it’s definitely the front runner. Sadly I...

Journal

Journal App Wishlist

less than 1 minute read

There are a lot of journaling apps kicking around and before I get into the options in another post here’s what I’m looking for (in priority order):

Journaling

Day One: Template

less than 1 minute read

Using Launch Centre Pro to log to Day One looks pretty handy.

Kickstarter

KeyBiner

less than 1 minute read

I really like the look of this but as I’m in the middle of getting rid of all my jeans I don’t think I’d use it. Maybe you can?

Limitations

Logging

Day One: Template

less than 1 minute read

Using Launch Centre Pro to log to Day One looks pretty handy.

Long

Visual Studio Code v0.7.0

1 minute read

It looks like I missed the latest update by a few weeks, the focus of the latest update was definitely on documentation. Which is not a bad thing as some of...

Introducing Queens of the Stone Age

3 minute read

Rather than talking about Apple Music directly, I thought it would be a good idea to pick out one of the playlists I’ve been recommended. It’s titled An Int...

Podcast of the month: Developer Tea

less than 1 minute read

I haven’t been listening to Developer Tea long but I’m finding it really good. Of course it has a bit of software (mostly web) developer slant but there a...

Visual Studio Code v0.3.0

1 minute read

I’ve been using Visual Studio Code (VSC) pretty much every day for the last month. I’ve been impressed with it so far and am glad to see they’ve pushed out ...

May Movies (9)

2 minute read

It was mixed month for movies, a lot more than last month but some questionable quality.

Dappling with Dapper .Net Part 1 - Why?

2 minute read

Tell your DBA that you’re going to be using an ORM like Entity Framework (EF) and they’ll probably cry. Performance is going to be impacted negatively. Your ...

April Movies (1)

less than 1 minute read

It was a light month for movies but I saw the big blockbuster of the year.

Not crossing the grocery lines

1 minute read

If you do your own grocery shopping I’m sure you’ve been waiting in a queue at least once this month. My local supermarket is a recently opened Lidl which h...

Gaming then and now

1 minute read

I have this on a t-shirt, see how many you can guess I’ve become very picky about the games I play in my old age (mid 30s!). In fact it’s pretty common for...

ReSharper is pretty sharp

2 minute read

I trialled ReSharper recently and while I’m not ready to take the jump yet (I have a few others I want to try out) it’s definitely the front runner. Sadly I...

Choosing a folding bike

2 minute read

As I prepare to sell my folding bike I thought it would be worth bringing together my thoughts on choosing one. Sadly I no longer use it because my travel pl...

File > New Solution

2 minute read

I’ve been meaning to write about Template builder, I will get that post out the door, assuming it’s still relevant by the time I do. What I want to think ab...

February 2015 Movies (4)

1 minute read

It was a bit of a light month for movie watching. It’s as bad as it looks! ##Grown-up Movies (2)

January 2015 Movies (14)

4 minute read

The premise is simple, I’m going to review all the movies I watched in a given month. I’m going to try to keep the reviews to no more than a few paragraphs a...

Edge Cases of Tomorrow

3 minute read

Contains spoilers for Edge of Tomorrow Edge of Tomorrow is the latest Tom Cruise vehicle based on All You Need Is Kill but the ending has been sugar coated ...

What is Test-Driven Development (TDD)?

4 minute read

There have been a lot TDD activity in the the last 6 months and the TDD is dead series of conversations were great for someone new to TDD. Kent Beck has be...

Difficulties with technical writing

less than 1 minute read

The last few weeks I’ve been struggling to write about some technical subjects I’ve been learning more about and have been pulled down a few rabbit holes. In...

Coding journal

1 minute read

Recently I’ve setup myself some fairly unrealistic goals of learning a lot of complex subjects in a short period of time. I’ve done it by reading, watching v...

Organising the mess

1 minute read

Projects, tasks, tags, notes, multiple levels of task and projects, separate files for areas of work or large projects. It can quickly become a mess when you...

Simple task management

4 minute read

I’ve tinkered with the way I keep track of my tasks and projects quite a lot over the years, the last time I wrote about it over a year ago I was chasing to...

Hey, don’t turn off the lights!

2 minute read

This is not going to be a post comparing App.net (ADN) to Twitter, nor picking apart the various decisions made by the founders of ADN. Right now I’m not sur...

App Recommendation: Editorially

less than 1 minute read

Editorially looks to be a great web app for collaborating on documents on the web. It uses markdown for formatting and include some very nice change control ...

Aurora Borealis from a plane window

less than 1 minute read

So far my aurora hunt is not going particularly well. There were reports it was possible to see it last night but sadly I think this video is as close as I’l...

See the Northern Lights

2 minute read

This started as a post about things on my bucket list and as I was writing it I realized this has to be shared as people need this information now.

Squarespace First impressions

1 minute read

So I’ve had Squarespace for 3 days now and so I’ll give my quick first impressions. I do plan on going into more depth in the future.

Jobs to kill in the next 9 days

1 minute read

This post first appeared on app.net and then I combined it into a Day One journal entry and now it’s here as a form of public commitment.

Mac

Simple task management

4 minute read

I’ve tinkered with the way I keep track of my tasks and projects quite a lot over the years, the last time I wrote about it over a year ago I was chasing to...

Microsoft Band

Custom Information on your Microsoft Band

less than 1 minute read

Sadly I had to get rid of my Microsoft Band but if it still had it I’d be looking at writing a Web Tile, Scott Hanselman has done that to get diabetes data o...

Movies

May Movies (9)

2 minute read

It was mixed month for movies, a lot more than last month but some questionable quality.

April Movies (1)

less than 1 minute read

It was a light month for movies but I saw the big blockbuster of the year.

February 2015 Movies (4)

1 minute read

It was a bit of a light month for movie watching. It’s as bad as it looks! ##Grown-up Movies (2)

January 2015 Movies (14)

4 minute read

The premise is simple, I’m going to review all the movies I watched in a given month. I’m going to try to keep the reviews to no more than a few paragraphs a...

Muppets

Music

Video: Berlin Heroes

less than 1 minute read

I didn’t know the story behind this performance and I’ve been to Berlin myself and probably the places where the concert was.

CD Artists on Piracy

less than 1 minute read

These are awesome, the funny thing is some of examples used were either dead or pre-dated CDs. The video on Behance is pretty creepy. art by Mirco Pagano ...

Song Reader by Beck

less than 1 minute read

I wish I could play guitar or read music but I’m looking forward to checking out other people’s interpretations.

Swat it!

less than 1 minute read

Fantastic solution to a common problem at concerts.

OSX

Optimization

Parenting

Philosophy

The Zen of Python

less than 1 minute read

19 aphorisms that were the guiding principles for Python’s design. I haven’t coded Python but I’m sure they’re ring true for any job where you do problem sol...

11 Rules All Programmers Should Live By

less than 1 minute read

Sometime John Somnez hits the nail on the head, sometimes he hits the same nail many different ways. These rules are well worth a read. My personal favourit...

Planning

Podcasts

Podcast of the month: Developer Tea

less than 1 minute read

I haven’t been listening to Developer Tea long but I’m finding it really good. Of course it has a bit of software (mostly web) developer slant but there a...

Podcast of the month: Snap Judgement

less than 1 minute read

I’m sure many people have been recommending NPR’s Snap Judgement to me but I just haven’t been listening. I finally listened to all my podcasts so I thought...

Front to Back

less than 1 minute read

“A podcast from three fathers who are completely out of their depth raising daughters”, I don’t normally recommend things I’ve never listened to but they’re ...

Podcast Playlist

2 minute read

I’ve gone on about podcasts before but I haven’t shared what’s in my playlist. It’s in a slightly better way so I don’t feel so ashamed and it’s also a very ...

Productivity

ReSharper is pretty sharp

2 minute read

I trialled ReSharper recently and while I’m not ready to take the jump yet (I have a few others I want to try out) it’s definitely the front runner. Sadly I...

Refactoring

Edge Cases of Tomorrow

3 minute read

Contains spoilers for Edge of Tomorrow Edge of Tomorrow is the latest Tom Cruise vehicle based on All You Need Is Kill but the ending has been sugar coated ...

Reviews

Podcast of the month: Developer Tea

less than 1 minute read

I haven’t been listening to Developer Tea long but I’m finding it really good. Of course it has a bit of software (mostly web) developer slant but there a...

May Movies (9)

2 minute read

It was mixed month for movies, a lot more than last month but some questionable quality.

April Movies (1)

less than 1 minute read

It was a light month for movies but I saw the big blockbuster of the year.

Podcast of the month: Snap Judgement

less than 1 minute read

I’m sure many people have been recommending NPR’s Snap Judgement to me but I just haven’t been listening. I finally listened to all my podcasts so I thought...

February 2015 Movies (4)

1 minute read

It was a bit of a light month for movie watching. It’s as bad as it looks! ##Grown-up Movies (2)

January 2015 Movies (14)

4 minute read

The premise is simple, I’m going to review all the movies I watched in a given month. I’m going to try to keep the reviews to no more than a few paragraphs a...

SQL Server

Naming conventions across domains

1 minute read

Sometimes it’s nice to join things together and while these aren’t really big changes on their own they make you and your team’s life much easier. In short u...

Renaming a Database in Azure

less than 1 minute read

I couldn’t find any way to do it in the Portal so it seems you need to use an alternative, I used

SQL Server 2016 Temporal Tables

1 minute read

I first heard about Temporal Tables when it was mentioned in a Channel 9 video with Scott Klein and Borko Novakovic early last year. To be honest I was a li...

First Responder Kit

less than 1 minute read

When I get a minute during the day I really want to dig into the latest updates to spBlitz and spAskBrent. If managing a SQL Server is any part of your job I...

Bad Habits Revival

less than 1 minute read

If you’re writing a SQL code do yourself a favour and scan the T-SQL Bad Habit Revival from Aaron Bertrand, you’re probably doing something wrong or could d...

SQL Server Common Table Expressions (CTEs)

less than 1 minute read

This short post on CTEs by Jeremiah Peschka is a great example of where reading the comments section doesn’t make you dispair for humanity and it has swayed ...

Science

Scotland

OpenSearch

less than 1 minute read

It’s posts like Scott Hanselman’s On the importance of OpenSearch that make me feel the limitations of Safari and Squarespace, you can get an extension but ...

Short

Custom Information on your Microsoft Band

less than 1 minute read

Sadly I had to get rid of my Microsoft Band but if it still had it I’d be looking at writing a Web Tile, Scott Hanselman has done that to get diabetes data o...

Airbnb JavaScript Style Guide

less than 1 minute read

The best guidelines read like no brainers, Airbnb’s JavaScript Style Guide is well worth a read if you write any JavaScript, they’ve even got ES6 in there. ...

Aurelia: Solving the M in MVVM

less than 1 minute read

I’ve been trying to put some of what I’ve learned from Patrick Walters int practice with aurelia. I can see the benefits, particular when it comes to reuse.

Cardiff and Utrecht

less than 1 minute read

A very interesting insight into how cycling differs in the UK from Europa and particularly in Cardiff. As a regular cyclist in the city I pick my routes car...

Under construction lego wedding cake

less than 1 minute read

Very cool cake by S-J Cupcakes, it would have been such a shame to cut it. I mean, they aren’t even finished making it yet.

Eurosong Generator

less than 1 minute read

I’m not a fan of Eurovision but I quite like this Eurosong Generator, I got a random song about peace with a picture of nuclear bomb going off…

Make spaghetti even more fun…

less than 1 minute read

With a T-Rex Measurer… I believe there is also a horse one (as in, I could eat one) or a unicorn like the one below.

Scratch card map

less than 1 minute read

I’ve been holding off getting a world map and I think this is the one I should get. I do wonder how to it would hold up to abuse, would parts get scratched ...

Slack vs HipChat? There was debate…

less than 1 minute read

Crew were using HipChat and switched to slack, I was surprised they put so much effort into deciding between the two. For me the choice was always Slack, I ...

Thoughts on Aurelia and React.js

less than 1 minute read

It’s a bit of a leading one as I’m mainly going to refer to Dwayne Charrington on at I Like Kill Nerds. He’s been using both Aurelia and React.js together. ...

Electron (formerly Atom Shell)

less than 1 minute read

The list of companies using Electron is promising (Visual Studio Code just released it) and the promise of building cross platform desktop apps with web te...

CD Artists on Piracy

less than 1 minute read

These are awesome, the funny thing is some of examples used were either dead or pre-dated CDs. The video on Behance is pretty creepy. art by Mirco Pagano ...

Getting Started with TypeScript and Aurelia

less than 1 minute read

I’m not sure about TypeScript yet but this post has got my reconsidering it, I’ve also had a quick play with it and it was surprisingly easy. I’m still strug...

Rules of Programming

less than 1 minute read

I’m not usually a fan of prescriptive rules but I agree all of Rob Pike’s 5 Rules of Programming especially this one: >Rule 2. Measure. Don’t tune for s...

Who Wrote This Crap?

less than 1 minute read

While looking into the annotate in Visual Studio I found this great blog over on Coding Horror. >”There’s a knee-jerk predisposition to look at code you...

Video: Top 50 Billboard Instrumentals

less than 1 minute read

A great selection of hits were brought together by Cuepoint, so many iconic tunes. Here’s a few of my favourites… ##Theme From Mission Impossible by Adam C...

Lesson Learned from HolyBible.com

less than 1 minute read

It’s always interesting to read about a developer honest assessment on the decision they made and Chris Krycho goes into a good amount of detail with his ex...

Human JavaScript

less than 1 minute read

Although I don’t think Ampersand.js is for me right now I do think @HenrikJoreteg is an excellent communicator both visually with his video tutorial and a...

You Can’t Not Have a Framework

less than 1 minute read

Ryan Florence does a great job of clear up a debate I’ve been having with myself on Frameworks (Libraries, Modules, Extensions, Methodologies…) and he makes ...

Vorlon.JS

less than 1 minute read

You have to see the demo of Vorlon, it’s JavaScript debugging tool which synchronises multiple browser and emulators (they call them devices). Although I’m n...

Visual Studio Code - Liss is More

less than 1 minute read

Casey Liss has a good summary of his thoughts on Visual Studio Code, I didn’t realise he was a C# coder. I had similar issues getting Mono up and running so...

Ray Nicholus: You Don’t Need jQuery!

less than 1 minute read

A fantastic series of posts covering the reasons you don’t need jQuery anymore. Sometimes the answer is to dump it entirely but there are plenty lightweight...

Scott Hanselman on Visual Studio Code

less than 1 minute read

Visual Studio Code looks pretty good, I got to try it out today and I can see myself using it. I didn’t get any of the ASP.NET side of things up and running ...

First Responder Kit

less than 1 minute read

When I get a minute during the day I really want to dig into the latest updates to spBlitz and spAskBrent. If managing a SQL Server is any part of your job I...

Aurelia: First Impressions

less than 1 minute read

Bearing in mind I’ve only watched the introductory video I’ll give my first impressions. I’m impresssed and I want to use it in my next project. Aurelia is a...

Coding Like a Girl

less than 1 minute read

I really hope my daughter doesn’t experience this kind of bullshit if she decides to go fo a career in programming. This article is well worth a read, if yo...

Code Quality

less than 1 minute read

Gotta love XKCD, there are a few people I’ve worked with in the past where I’ve experienced this, I’ve also been on the other side with the abominations I’ve...

Leftism: A stubborn lefty?

less than 1 minute read

I’m left handed, I forget what proportion of the world are (and it varies around the world) but when it’s ‘discovered’ I always get a surprised reaction. I’m...

OpenSearch

less than 1 minute read

It’s posts like Scott Hanselman’s On the importance of OpenSearch that make me feel the limitations of Safari and Squarespace, you can get an extension but ...

Hokusai and the wave the swept the world

less than 1 minute read

One of my favourite pieces of art gets a long article, blue is a rare colour in nature so I can understand why when it became more common it was more saught ...

Song Reader by Beck

less than 1 minute read

I wish I could play guitar or read music but I’m looking forward to checking out other people’s interpretations.

Reusable silicon gear ties

less than 1 minute read

Very handy for tidying gear, as they’re waterproof and flexible. I’ve tried loads of different ways to tie cables and these look to be a good option. If you...

The Zen of Python

less than 1 minute read

19 aphorisms that were the guiding principles for Python’s design. I haven’t coded Python but I’m sure they’re ring true for any job where you do problem sol...

Frozen hair (no, not that one)

less than 1 minute read

I’v only had my hair freeze due to the temperature once and it wasn’t in a hot pool, this looks like a pretty unique place to be if it can do that to your ha...

11 Rules All Programmers Should Live By

less than 1 minute read

Sometime John Somnez hits the nail on the head, sometimes he hits the same nail many different ways. These rules are well worth a read. My personal favourit...

A Fun Self-Powered Amusement Park

less than 1 minute read

Would it be considered child abuse if I took my daughter to Ai Pioppi, it’s a slightly insane human-powered playground in Italy? Via Geekologie

Raijin and other experiments

less than 1 minute read

While the drums are pretty cool there are some other very cool experiments, Core77 has more pictures of Yamaha’s project AH A MAY. Via Geekologie

Bad Habits Revival

less than 1 minute read

If you’re writing a SQL code do yourself a favour and scan the T-SQL Bad Habit Revival from Aaron Bertrand, you’re probably doing something wrong or could d...

Podcast of the month: Snap Judgement

less than 1 minute read

I’m sure many people have been recommending NPR’s Snap Judgement to me but I just haven’t been listening. I finally listened to all my podcasts so I thought...

SQL Server Common Table Expressions (CTEs)

less than 1 minute read

This short post on CTEs by Jeremiah Peschka is a great example of where reading the comments section doesn’t make you dispair for humanity and it has swayed ...

Follow the white ball

less than 1 minute read

Some great insight into the crazy life of snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan. It’s a long read but worth it.

Should sport and politics ever mix?

less than 1 minute read

I really like the style the BBC have started adopting for some of their articles. Splitting up the article with clear sections and also integrating video, ve...

Infectious Disease Balls

less than 1 minute read

I got one of these but this is the first time I’ve seen how hard you can squeeze them, and now I can’t find the bloody thing :)

KeyBiner

less than 1 minute read

I really like the look of this but as I’m in the middle of getting rid of all my jeans I don’t think I’d use it. Maybe you can?

Swat it!

less than 1 minute read

Fantastic solution to a common problem at concerts.

Coffee scoop clip

less than 1 minute read

Some problems aren’t really problems until you’re presented with a solution. The Combined Coffee Measure and Bag Clip is one such solution. I didn’t realise...

Yeehaw!

less than 1 minute read

Absolutely awesome photo set.

Variable cookies

less than 1 minute read

Great visual of what happens when you change one ingredient in your baking. I do this with my pancakes, there are 3 more parts to the and the baking method ...

Ice pancakes!

less than 1 minute read

These are awesome, mother nature creates the weirdest things…

Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

less than 1 minute read

I love how things like this are available on the internet, Mark Everett (of Eels fame) on a journey to find out more about his father. Worth an hour of your ...

Serial view

less than 1 minute read

Presentation of data is important, especially when it can put someone in jail.

Who needs Christmas jumpers!

less than 1 minute read

When you can wear this amazing specimen, I’d wear the hell out of it, ironically of course.

Front to Back

less than 1 minute read

“A podcast from three fathers who are completely out of their depth raising daughters”, I don’t normally recommend things I’ve never listened to but they’re ...

Day One: Template

less than 1 minute read

Using Launch Centre Pro to log to Day One looks pretty handy.

Animated Album Covers

less than 1 minute read

Well worth checking out, some classic albums here are a few of my favourites.

Cops parked in bike lanes

less than 1 minute read

It’s hard to see how these Cops in Bike Lanes are doing by it by accident. Cyclings in the US really are treated badly.

Tasty Unicorns

less than 1 minute read

It’s not surprisingly they’re extinct*.

Birra Spalmabile

less than 1 minute read

I would consider myself a beer lover but spreadable beer butter might be a bit too far. However it’s available in “Omid Dark” and “Greta Blonde” flavours for...

Shortcut

Storage

Reusable silicon gear ties

less than 1 minute read

Very handy for tidying gear, as they’re waterproof and flexible. I’ve tried loads of different ways to tie cables and these look to be a good option. If you...

Stored Procedure

Supermarket

Not crossing the grocery lines

1 minute read

If you do your own grocery shopping I’m sure you’ve been waiting in a queue at least once this month. My local supermarket is a recently opened Lidl which h...

TDD

Edge Cases of Tomorrow

3 minute read

Contains spoilers for Edge of Tomorrow Edge of Tomorrow is the latest Tom Cruise vehicle based on All You Need Is Kill but the ending has been sugar coated ...

TV

TVP

Temporal Tables

SQL Server 2016 Temporal Tables

1 minute read

I first heard about Temporal Tables when it was mentioned in a Channel 9 video with Scott Klein and Borko Novakovic early last year. To be honest I was a li...

Tracking

Trailer

TypeScript

Typescript or ES6: Slightly Loaded Question

1 minute read

In my previous post I mentioned I’d been playing around with TypeScript, however the same goes for ES6 and I’ve probably put slightly more hours into that. T...

Video

Video: Top 50 Billboard Instrumentals

less than 1 minute read

A great selection of hits were brought together by Cuepoint, so many iconic tunes. Here’s a few of my favourites… ##Theme From Mission Impossible by Adam C...

A Fun Self-Powered Amusement Park

less than 1 minute read

Would it be considered child abuse if I took my daughter to Ai Pioppi, it’s a slightly insane human-powered playground in Italy? Via Geekologie

Raijin and other experiments

less than 1 minute read

While the drums are pretty cool there are some other very cool experiments, Core77 has more pictures of Yamaha’s project AH A MAY. Via Geekologie

Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

less than 1 minute read

I love how things like this are available on the internet, Mark Everett (of Eels fame) on a journey to find out more about his father. Worth an hour of your ...

Visual Studio

Visual Studio Code v0.7.0

1 minute read

It looks like I missed the latest update by a few weeks, the focus of the latest update was definitely on documentation. Which is not a bad thing as some of...

Visual Studio Code v0.5.0

1 minute read

I’m going to keep this up I hope… and I was panicking that I’d missed a version of Visual Studio Code (VSC) as I could swear the last one was v0.3.0, which ...

Visual Studio Code v0.3.0

1 minute read

I’ve been using Visual Studio Code (VSC) pretty much every day for the last month. I’ve been impressed with it so far and am glad to see they’ve pushed out ...

Who Wrote This Crap?

less than 1 minute read

While looking into the annotate in Visual Studio I found this great blog over on Coding Horror. >”There’s a knee-jerk predisposition to look at code you...

Visual Studio Code - Liss is More

less than 1 minute read

Casey Liss has a good summary of his thoughts on Visual Studio Code, I didn’t realise he was a C# coder. I had similar issues getting Mono up and running so...

Scott Hanselman on Visual Studio Code

less than 1 minute read

Visual Studio Code looks pretty good, I got to try it out today and I can see myself using it. I didn’t get any of the ASP.NET side of things up and running ...

ReSharper is pretty sharp

2 minute read

I trialled ReSharper recently and while I’m not ready to take the jump yet (I have a few others I want to try out) it’s definitely the front runner. Sadly I...

File > New Solution

2 minute read

I’ve been meaning to write about Template builder, I will get that post out the door, assuming it’s still relevant by the time I do. What I want to think ab...

Waffles

Web Development

Visual Studio Code v0.3.0

1 minute read

I’ve been using Visual Studio Code (VSC) pretty much every day for the last month. I’ve been impressed with it so far and am glad to see they’ve pushed out ...

Thoughts on Aurelia and React.js

less than 1 minute read

It’s a bit of a leading one as I’m mainly going to refer to Dwayne Charrington on at I Like Kill Nerds. He’s been using both Aurelia and React.js together. ...

Lesson Learned from HolyBible.com

less than 1 minute read

It’s always interesting to read about a developer honest assessment on the decision they made and Chris Krycho goes into a good amount of detail with his ex...

Vorlon.JS

less than 1 minute read

You have to see the demo of Vorlon, it’s JavaScript debugging tool which synchronises multiple browser and emulators (they call them devices). Although I’m n...

Ray Nicholus: You Don’t Need jQuery!

less than 1 minute read

A fantastic series of posts covering the reasons you don’t need jQuery anymore. Sometimes the answer is to dump it entirely but there are plenty lightweight...

Aurelia: First Impressions

less than 1 minute read

Bearing in mind I’ve only watched the introductory video I’ll give my first impressions. I’m impresssed and I want to use it in my next project. Aurelia is a...

Workflow

App Recommendation: Editorially

less than 1 minute read

Editorially looks to be a great web app for collaborating on documents on the web. It uses markdown for formatting and include some very nice change control ...

Writing

App Recommendation: Editorially

less than 1 minute read

Editorially looks to be a great web app for collaborating on documents on the web. It uses markdown for formatting and include some very nice change control ...

Yeoman

File > New Solution

2 minute read

I’ve been meaning to write about Template builder, I will get that post out the door, assuming it’s still relevant by the time I do. What I want to think ab...

adn

Hey, don’t turn off the lights!

2 minute read

This is not going to be a post comparing App.net (ADN) to Twitter, nor picking apart the various decisions made by the founders of ADN. Right now I’m not sur...

apple

Introducing Queens of the Stone Age

3 minute read

Rather than talking about Apple Music directly, I thought it would be a good idea to pick out one of the playlists I’ve been recommended. It’s titled An Int...

iPhone free, iPhone expensive!

4 minute read

It has become a tradition in my house to watch the Apple Keynotes live, but to my surprise it wasn’t available to stream this time. It was streamed live to e...

apps

Challenge Amended!

less than 1 minute read

I just couldn’t do it, I couldn’t write reviews I’m happy with fast enough. The need to get my shiny new iPhone 5S setup the way I want it with all the apps ...

Starting Editorial Workflows

1 minute read

The last Mac Power Users with Federico Vittici got me thinking more about Editorial's automation features. How they could make my life a little bit easier? A...

asp.net mvc

In search of a CMS

less than 1 minute read

In the past I’ve used Textpattern and Wordpress to build blogs and website that can be customised and administered. However I’ve learned since that I don’t w...

aurelia

I’m in koherent

8 minute read

Part 1 of a series of posts, this one tries to describe some of the factors in choosing Aurelia

Visual Studio and Aurelia - Gulp tips Permalink

less than 1 minute read

As I’ve done most of my aurelia coding in VS code I’m not sure I’ll try this unless I use it at work, however the limited build system we use could use a rev...

Aurelia: Solving the M in MVVM

less than 1 minute read

I’ve been trying to put some of what I’ve learned from Patrick Walters int practice with aurelia. I can see the benefits, particular when it comes to reuse.

aurora

Aurora Borealis from a plane window

less than 1 minute read

So far my aurora hunt is not going particularly well. There were reports it was possible to see it last night but sadly I think this video is as close as I’l...

See the Northern Lights

2 minute read

This started as a post about things on my bucket list and as I was writing it I realized this has to be shared as people need this information now.

authentication

azure

Renaming a Database in Azure

less than 1 minute read

I couldn’t find any way to do it in the Portal so it seems you need to use an alternative, I used

baking

mttmccb’s Pancakes

less than 1 minute read

I’ve refined this recipe over the years, I can’t remember where I found the original recipe but my recipe has changed a lot since then.

binding

bitbucket

bucket list

See the Northern Lights

2 minute read

This started as a post about things on my bucket list and as I was writing it I realized this has to be shared as people need this information now.

bundling

challenge

Challenge Amended!

less than 1 minute read

I just couldn’t do it, I couldn’t write reviews I’m happy with fast enough. The need to get my shiny new iPhone 5S setup the way I want it with all the apps ...

Free Apple Apps

2 minute read

I’m starting my app reviews with a bit of a cheat and reviewing all the apps 1 that Apple recommends you install for a better experience. Some were previousl...

Charging Apps

less than 1 minute read

As I mentioned in my last post on the subject I’ve had no iPhone for about 6 weeks. I still haven’t sold my 4S, which is a little disappointing, but that wil...

An App a post

less than 1 minute read

When I finally get my shiny new iPhone 5S next month I’m not going to just ram it full of apps. In the spirit of #teamappminimal I’ll be carefully considerin...

iPhone free, iPhone expensive!

4 minute read

It has become a tradition in my house to watch the Apple Keynotes live, but to my surprise it wasn’t available to stream this time. It was streamed live to e...

cms

In search of a CMS

less than 1 minute read

In the past I’ve used Textpattern and Wordpress to build blogs and website that can be customised and administered. However I’ve learned since that I don’t w...

codin

Coding Like a Girl

less than 1 minute read

I really hope my daughter doesn’t experience this kind of bullshit if she decides to go fo a career in programming. This article is well worth a read, if yo...

coding

Edge Cases of Tomorrow

3 minute read

Contains spoilers for Edge of Tomorrow Edge of Tomorrow is the latest Tom Cruise vehicle based on All You Need Is Kill but the ending has been sugar coated ...

Difficulties with technical writing

less than 1 minute read

The last few weeks I’ve been struggling to write about some technical subjects I’ve been learning more about and have been pulled down a few rabbit holes. In...

Coding journal

1 minute read

Recently I’ve setup myself some fairly unrealistic goals of learning a lot of complex subjects in a short period of time. I’ve done it by reading, watching v...

concept

controllers

csharp

ReSharper is pretty sharp

2 minute read

I trialled ReSharper recently and while I’m not ready to take the jump yet (I have a few others I want to try out) it’s definitely the front runner. Sadly I...

What is Test-Driven Development (TDD)?

4 minute read

There have been a lot TDD activity in the the last 6 months and the TDD is dead series of conversations were great for someone new to TDD. Kent Beck has be...

csharp6

css

rscss Permalink

less than 1 minute read

Reasonable System for CSS Stylesheet Structure… a bit of a mouthful.

csv

customisation

Phase 1 Complete

less than 1 minute read

I finally managed to get that pesky AppStore Icon Quest post fixed. I’ve got everything else pretty much done. On to phase 2!

dcsv

design-patterns

es6

Typescript or ES6: Slightly Loaded Question

1 minute read

In my previous post I mentioned I’d been playing around with TypeScript, however the same goes for ES6 and I’ve probably put slightly more hours into that. T...

event

See the Northern Lights

2 minute read

This started as a post about things on my bucket list and as I was writing it I realized this has to be shared as people need this information now.

film

Luc Besson and Valerian

1 minute read

Looking forward to Luc Besson’s new movie plus looking back at what else he’s done

folding bike

Choosing a folding bike

2 minute read

As I prepare to sell my folding bike I thought it would be worth bringing together my thoughts on choosing one. Sadly I no longer use it because my travel pl...

food

mttmccb’s Pancakes

less than 1 minute read

I’ve refined this recipe over the years, I can’t remember where I found the original recipe but my recipe has changed a lot since then.

gaming

Gaming then and now

1 minute read

I have this on a t-shirt, see how many you can guess I’ve become very picky about the games I play in my old age (mid 30s!). In fact it’s pretty common for...

gifs

Animated Album Covers

less than 1 minute read

Well worth checking out, some classic albums here are a few of my favourites.

gifts

Scratch card map

less than 1 minute read

I’ve been holding off getting a world map and I think this is the one I should get. I do wonder how to it would hold up to abuse, would parts get scratched ...

Infectious Disease Balls

less than 1 minute read

I got one of these but this is the first time I’ve seen how hard you can squeeze them, and now I can’t find the bloody thing :)

git

gulp

Visual Studio and Aurelia - Gulp tips Permalink

less than 1 minute read

As I’ve done most of my aurelia coding in VS code I’m not sure I’ll try this unless I use it at work, however the limited build system we use could use a rev...

i18n

i18next

iOS

An App a post

less than 1 minute read

When I finally get my shiny new iPhone 5S next month I’m not going to just ram it full of apps. In the spirit of #teamappminimal I’ll be carefully considerin...

iPad

iPhoneless

2 minute read

Week 1 without an iPhone and I still haven’t got my cheque… I’ll share what I’ve observed and what, if anything, I’m going to change when I get my iPhone 5S...

iPad Mini

iPhone

Simple task management

4 minute read

I’ve tinkered with the way I keep track of my tasks and projects quite a lot over the years, the last time I wrote about it over a year ago I was chasing to...

Free Apple Apps

2 minute read

I’m starting my app reviews with a bit of a cheat and reviewing all the apps 1 that Apple recommends you install for a better experience. Some were previousl...

iPhoneless

2 minute read

Week 1 without an iPhone and I still haven’t got my cheque… I’ll share what I’ve observed and what, if anything, I’m going to change when I get my iPhone 5S...

An App a post

less than 1 minute read

When I finally get my shiny new iPhone 5S next month I’m not going to just ram it full of apps. In the spirit of #teamappminimal I’ll be carefully considerin...

ipad

Starting Editorial Workflows

1 minute read

The last Mac Power Users with Federico Vittici got me thinking more about Editorial's automation features. How they could make my life a little bit easier? A...

ipad mini

iPhone free, iPhone expensive!

4 minute read

It has become a tradition in my house to watch the Apple Keynotes live, but to my surprise it wasn’t available to stream this time. It was streamed live to e...

iphone

iPhone free, iPhone expensive!

4 minute read

It has become a tradition in my house to watch the Apple Keynotes live, but to my surprise it wasn’t available to stream this time. It was streamed live to e...

javascript

keyboard

keynote

iPhone free, iPhone expensive!

4 minute read

It has become a tradition in my house to watch the Apple Keynotes live, but to my surprise it wasn’t available to stream this time. It was streamed live to e...

link post

Visual Studio and Aurelia - Gulp tips Permalink

less than 1 minute read

As I’ve done most of my aurelia coding in VS code I’m not sure I’ll try this unless I use it at work, however the limited build system we use could use a rev...

rscss Permalink

less than 1 minute read

Reasonable System for CSS Stylesheet Structure… a bit of a mouthful.

long

It’s been a long time…

1 minute read

It’s been too long since I last wrote in this blog, I think I’m suffering paralysis by analysis, there were a few series of blogs posts I had lined up but I ...

memories

meta

Meta: Minor design tweaks

less than 1 minute read

I’ll probably never be 100% happy with the design of this blog, but it’s good enough I can leave it alone. I’m using squarespace because I didn’t want to get...

It’s been a long time…

1 minute read

It’s been too long since I last wrote in this blog, I think I’m suffering paralysis by analysis, there were a few series of blogs posts I had lined up but I ...

Difficulties with technical writing

less than 1 minute read

The last few weeks I’ve been struggling to write about some technical subjects I’ve been learning more about and have been pulled down a few rabbit holes. In...

microsoft-band

movies

Shortcuts to better movie recommendations

1 minute read

I’m sure this isn’t a new way of find new and interesting movies to watch but I thought I’d share it anyway. You probably do this every time you watch an awa...

music

Introducing Queens of the Stone Age

3 minute read

Rather than talking about Apple Music directly, I thought it would be a good idea to pick out one of the playlists I’ve been recommended. It’s titled An Int...

Eurosong Generator

less than 1 minute read

I’m not a fan of Eurovision but I quite like this Eurosong Generator, I got a random song about peace with a picture of nuclear bomb going off…

Caspar Babypants

less than 1 minute read

I used to love a band called The Presidents of the United States of America (P.U.S.A), mostly the things they did in the 90s like Peaches, Lump, Kitty, and B...

nostalgia

Caspar Babypants

less than 1 minute read

I used to love a band called The Presidents of the United States of America (P.U.S.A), mostly the things they did in the 90s like Peaches, Lump, Kitty, and B...

npm

observer

pancakes

Ice pancakes!

less than 1 minute read

These are awesome, mother nature creates the weirdest things…

mttmccb’s Pancakes

less than 1 minute read

I’ve refined this recipe over the years, I can’t remember where I found the original recipe but my recipe has changed a lot since then.

parent

Caspar Babypants

less than 1 minute read

I used to love a band called The Presidents of the United States of America (P.U.S.A), mostly the things they did in the 90s like Peaches, Lump, Kitty, and B...

performance

playlists

Introducing Queens of the Stone Age

3 minute read

Rather than talking about Apple Music directly, I thought it would be a good idea to pick out one of the playlists I’ve been recommended. It’s titled An Int...

podcasts

politics

Should sport and politics ever mix?

less than 1 minute read

I really like the style the BBC have started adopting for some of their articles. Splitting up the article with clear sections and also integrating video, ve...

projects

Organising the mess

1 minute read

Projects, tasks, tags, notes, multiple levels of task and projects, separate files for areas of work or large projects. It can quickly become a mess when you...

recipe

mttmccb’s Pancakes

less than 1 minute read

I’ve refined this recipe over the years, I can’t remember where I found the original recipe but my recipe has changed a lot since then.

review

New and Updated SquareSpace Apps

2 minute read

SquareSpace have announced a complete iOS app overhaul. Blog and Metrics are new apps, Portfolio and Notes are updated for iOS. I’m more interested in the up...

Free Apple Apps

2 minute read

I’m starting my app reviews with a bit of a cheat and reviewing all the apps 1 that Apple recommends you install for a better experience. Some were previousl...

Jobs to kill in the next 9 days

1 minute read

This post first appeared on app.net and then I combined it into a Day One journal entry and now it’s here as a form of public commitment.

safety

sci-fi

Luc Besson and Valerian

1 minute read

Looking forward to Luc Besson’s new movie plus looking back at what else he’s done

setup

Simple task management

4 minute read

I’ve tinkered with the way I keep track of my tasks and projects quite a lot over the years, the last time I wrote about it over a year ago I was chasing to...

shadow-dom

short

slot

smartphone

snooker

Follow the white ball

less than 1 minute read

Some great insight into the crazy life of snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan. It’s a long read but worth it.

software development

Electron (formerly Atom Shell)

less than 1 minute read

The list of companies using Electron is promising (Visual Studio Code just released it) and the promise of building cross platform desktop apps with web te...

Rules of Programming

less than 1 minute read

I’m not usually a fan of prescriptive rules but I agree all of Rob Pike’s 5 Rules of Programming especially this one: >Rule 2. Measure. Don’t tune for s...

Coding journal

1 minute read

Recently I’ve setup myself some fairly unrealistic goals of learning a lot of complex subjects in a short period of time. I’ve done it by reading, watching v...

sport

Should sport and politics ever mix?

less than 1 minute read

I really like the style the BBC have started adopting for some of their articles. Splitting up the article with clear sections and also integrating video, ve...

sql server 2016

squarespace

New and Updated SquareSpace Apps

2 minute read

SquareSpace have announced a complete iOS app overhaul. Blog and Metrics are new apps, Portfolio and Notes are updated for iOS. I’m more interested in the up...

Phase 1 Complete

less than 1 minute read

I finally managed to get that pesky AppStore Icon Quest post fixed. I’ve got everything else pretty much done. On to phase 2!

Squarespace First impressions

1 minute read

So I’ve had Squarespace for 3 days now and so I’ll give my quick first impressions. I do plan on going into more depth in the future.

support

tagging

Organising the mess

1 minute read

Projects, tasks, tags, notes, multiple levels of task and projects, separate files for areas of work or large projects. It can quickly become a mess when you...

taxonomy

Organising the mess

1 minute read

Projects, tasks, tags, notes, multiple levels of task and projects, separate files for areas of work or large projects. It can quickly become a mess when you...

tdd

What is Test-Driven Development (TDD)?

4 minute read

There have been a lot TDD activity in the the last 6 months and the TDD is dead series of conversations were great for someone new to TDD. Kent Beck has be...

templates

File > New Solution

2 minute read

I’ve been meaning to write about Template builder, I will get that post out the door, assuming it’s still relevant by the time I do. What I want to think ab...

toddler

Caspar Babypants

less than 1 minute read

I used to love a band called The Presidents of the United States of America (P.U.S.A), mostly the things they did in the 90s like Peaches, Lump, Kitty, and B...

tools

tutorial

What is Test-Driven Development (TDD)?

4 minute read

There have been a lot TDD activity in the the last 6 months and the TDD is dead series of conversations were great for someone new to TDD. Kent Beck has be...

tv

typescript

umbraco

In search of a CMS

less than 1 minute read

In the past I’ve used Textpattern and Wordpress to build blogs and website that can be customised and administered. However I’ve learned since that I don’t w...

unit testing

video

visual-studio

Visual Studio and Aurelia - Gulp tips Permalink

less than 1 minute read

As I’ve done most of my aurelia coding in VS code I’m not sure I’ll try this unless I use it at work, however the limited build system we use could use a rev...

vscode

web development

In search of a CMS

less than 1 minute read

In the past I’ve used Textpattern and Wordpress to build blogs and website that can be customised and administered. However I’ve learned since that I don’t w...

webpack