Category Archives: Uncategorized

Grabbing and Converting Adobe Streaming Video Fragments

I was recently interviewed by Mustard TV for a feature on the Norwich Sound & Vision festival, in which I’ve been involved. The feature was broadcast on Freeview cable TV but I can’t pick up the channel where I live, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Creating Glitch Graphics

I’m sure most programmers have accidentally created graphics glitches in the past – corrupt image files, incorrect texture maps, that sort of thing, and I’ve certainly encountered them many times as a games player… y’know, the sorts of things that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Norwich Game Expo, or “breaking one’s New Year’s resolutions”

Every year I set New Year’s resolutions. Many years I don’t succeed in keeping them, but I still believe that there’s a benefit in having thought about what you want to change in your life, and at least making a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

ReMVPed

I just received notification to say that I’ve been re-awarded the Microsoft MVP award for 2012. Which is nice.

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Monitoring your MP’s activity… on Google Maps?!

A few days ago I went on a tour of the Houses of Parliament (a present from my wife – I didn’t realise that you couldn’t just walk in off the street – you need to approach your MP to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Cryptography, Secure Passwords, and why I’m no longer on LinkedIn

So you might have read about the recent leak of 6.5million LinkedIn passwords onto the internet. This comes at a fitting time for me since, having just completed the Udacity CS387 Applied Cryptography course, I’ve developed a new love for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Further Education (or, get yourself free university-level computing knowledge)

The notion of “Online distance learning” conjures up many different associations. The Open University, for example, is (rightly) regarded as a world-leading educational establishment, and has been offering distance-learning degree courses to students since 1971. OU Lectures, originally broadcast on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment