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The PiStop

I’ve realised that I haven’t yet written a blog post about my favourite bit of kit for the Raspberry Pi, the PiStop by 4Tronix.

So first lets talk about why I like it so much then I’ll talk through a demo of using it. 818 more words


ReCode Journey: Getting off the Coding Couch

I started going back to the gym this past week. The workouts were miserable. I felt weak, I felt a little lost and didn’t have much motivation during my workouts. 570 more words


Code Jam

Google Code Jam is an international programming competition hosted and administered by Google. The competition began in 2003 as a means to identify top engineering talent for potential employment at Google. 48 more words


TNW: Lingua.ly adds open source translation platform Tatoeba in latest iOS update

The Next Web (TNW): Lingua.ly adds open source translation platform Tatoeba in latest iOS update http://tnw.co/1NtARnl by @tweets_amanda

The algorithm behind Lingua.ly works by indexing numerous foreign newspapers and blogs and pairing them with dictionaries, flashcard tools and vocabulary games that aim to help you improve your language skills in a more intuitive way. 19 more words

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Run, Python, run! Part 1: Timing your code

Sooner or later everyone comes to a realisation that one’s code is slow, too slow. Thankfully there were a lot of ‘everyone’ before us and they actually did something about it. 1,720 more words


API :: Rest and Pagination in PHP (Zendesk)

In my employment I get the opportunity to play with a number of APIs, with the intention of creating internal tools to streamline procedures. This opportunity is beneficial in two respects – firstly I get experience and exposure with a vast number of designs – from SOAP to REST, secondly my colleagues get a useful tool out of me – win win. 1,004 more words


Particles ...

We had been operating on the assumption that many particles would slow down the frame rate, so just to make sure, I created a particle system to replicate the fog and tried it out.  566 more words