I'm really impressed with how generious Microsoft's non-profit donations programme is. Definitely a force for good!
Written by Dave Beer
I've worked my way through 4 Google Nexus phones (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and now the Nexus 5X) and this is what I thought of them...
I mess up and accidentally commit some SMTP credentials into a public repo. In under 24 hours, I learn my lesson.
The trick to getting your 4k monitor running at 60Hz. HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort and DualLink DVI.
After consulting for 8+ years, it's easy to fall into habits of doing projects a certain way. I found it is time to shake things up a little.
Forced to switch to my backup phone, I mused about the differences between Android and Windows
One of my favourite quotes from Marcus Aurelius book 'Meditations' - his personal writings on Stoic philosophy
I'd like to build blood.co.uk a new booking system. Their current one adds too much friction the process
If you're running windows with Ruby/Jekyll, you're a second class citizen
It's funny the things that go on around you that you may or may not know about... I take a look at geocaching today.
A quick primer into how to mine bitcoins and whether or not it's profitable to do so.
I've spent the last couple of weeks living without a phone. It's been refreshing.
My 'everything last minute' method of planning causes a few issues when I try and take my air rifle back home with me.
Is home just where you lay your hat? Or is there a more concrete definition?
I muse about the Pareto principle. The 80/20 rule.
Lately I've become obsessed with sailing. Could that be my theme for next year?
I'm taking Stanford's Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, & Batteries course and the maths is forcing me to use parts of my brain I've let atrophy
Seth argues that mp3 files don't sound nearly as good as they could, or that CDs are sub-par. I disagree.
It's hard to watch something you've helped create die, but I analyse the numbers behind one of my soon-to-be-retired projects.
A lot of my photos get 'borrowed' by other websites without attrition. Makes me wonder what the best course of action would be.
I've been wearing the same shoes (well, several pairs of the same model) for ten years...
Repurposing my old laptop, one with a busted screen.
How I (a long time procrastinator) broke into productivity.
Fun and games figuring out what hashing algorithm has been used so I can migrate users with their credentials intact
I have a play with Ubuntu as part of my continual experimentation with Linux. But there are still issues which make it unsuitable for me.
Capitalising on employee ideas and innovations requires a certain company culture
The difficulty in selling Agile to a client who wants a fixed price
What I do in my spare time... work out the cost of a cup of tea and the difference between using electricity or gas to make it.
I lament about getting older. That said, there isn't much I can do about it...
Sure, 'stuff' is nice. But do we really need it? I'm not a technophobe, but I'm not jumping on the smart-phone bandwagon for a few reasons
Appreciating what you've got and dealing with loss of things
In the future, will everyone need to program? Similar to everyone being able to read and write now. It's possible it'll be an essential skill in future life.
A simple approach to saving without feeling like you're doing without
Don't get me wrong, I like CityRail. Only I found it less than ideal to find my way around. Definitely room for improvement
What stops us from engaging in creative endeavours? I wonder why I stopped drawing.
Bit of a Zen/Buddhist live-in-the-moment contemplation
I'm so lucky I've avoided commuting all these years. I don't think I could handle it
Sure, I like all my 'stuff'. But after a bit of travelling, I find I'm just as happy with very little. So why not get rid of all the extra crap?
A technique to reset your body clock while travelling long haul
Once again, I head away for my winter migration. But for some reason this one feels different
So much to learn, so little time. What a wealth of knowledge we have available to us these days
Why is it that celebrities seem so unhappy, yet we think they should be exstatic living such a priviledged life?
Unless your data is in at least two places, then it's not actually backed up. Oh, and hard drives fail. A lot!
I try and find an accounting solution that takes care of most of the cruft I need to deal with, but isn't stupidly expensive.
I really know next to nothing about finance (the more I read the more I realise how little I know). But I do wonder whether we'll claw our way out of this financial crisis
I very rarely buy business class tickets, but there are some tricks to get upgraded fairly regularly.
Having found wordpress both great, but also a little slow/annoying/clumsy to extend, I decided to go back to static pages with a twist. You know it makes sense...