Yesterday I spent a couple of hours playing with Common Lisp and OpenGL. It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to play like this and I had a good time. I really need to do it more often 😉 I’ve been watching the CEPL videos on youtube for a while and wanted to […]
I’ve been making some apps recently. One for the new Windows 8 modern UI and one for iOS using swift. One was a joy to code, the other was not 😉 Swift is an interesting language and I look forward to writing more code in it. C# is also a nice language, however writing code […]
For those who have been following my blog for a while will know that my son has (had) an incurable disease. On Wednesday he finally succumbed.
I spent a little time on my lunch break putting in the last few wires and the board has come up 🙂 The flash from my phone has drowned out the LEDs on the board, but they were blinking as they should. Since I didn’t have another voltage regulator handy I have used the voltage […]
Over the weekend I replaced the leaking inlet valve of our toilet. What should have been a 5 minute job took a couple of days as whoever installed it in the first place glued the nut joining the inlet pipe to the inlet valve. This meant that I had to cut the inlet valve out […]
A while ago I came home to a strange smell in the house, then a little while later I found this!
I’ve been looking into making some software with my daughter. She wants to make a game with some characters she has drawn, so I need a nice way to render them. I want to make them using vector graphics, but iOS doesn’t really have a nice way of doing that. What I am in the […]
I got another email from the awesome tech support guys at Drobo this morning asking about my DroboPro. I told them it had died again and they offered to replace it rather cheaply, they also suggested that both batteries might need to be replaced rather than just the CR2032 coin cell. I removed the main […]
I spoke too soon. I rebooted the box to get it to enable iSCSI to allow for a faster transfer and it hasn’t come back to life again 🙁 At least I managed to get the one thing I didn’t have a backup copy of off the unit, so I’m pretty much good to go […]