As a programmer, it’s often tempting to try and solve your problems by writing programs, rather than hunting for solutions written by others. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to share them, and hopefully help someone else, like I did with MessagePop, and like I’m doing again with this new program I’ve written called wpTracker. Continue Reading
Because I couldn’t find a little piece of software to do what I wanted, I went and made one, and I thought there might be a few other people out there who might want to use it too. All it does is display a message, which you set via command line arguments, in a windows which stays on top of any other windows. You can set the body text, title text and OK/close-button text. Continue Reading
Something I did do today, this may become the wallpaper here soon…
Because I’ve been a bit stressed and anxious about Uni starting this week, and the possibility of a new IT Support job, and we haven’t had internet for the last few days I haven’t really gotten round to writing a blog. So, here I present to you something a little different, but hopefully just as interesting and entertaining (or maybe even more so!).
Because I’ve had my Raspberry Pi for about six months now, I feel it is time that I told you a bit about what I think of it. However, on some levels, I still don’t feel ready to review it. I haven’t used it that much yet, and I feel that I don’t fully grasp it’s power or purpose yet. Continue Reading
So, it nearly the end of the year, which means I’ve nearly done a whole year of blogs. So far, it’s been really interesting, and I hope everyone who have been reading them have enjoyed them. I’ve learnt a few things doing this, but now I’ve also got a few questions for you. If possible, could you please fill out the survey below. It’s only 6 questions long!
P.S. This is not my blog post for this week; I haven’t written it yet, but that’ll go up later this week.
So, for the last few years, I’ve been creating these little time capsules for myself. A month or two after my birthday, I’d write a bit of a letter to myself just jotting down a few ideas about the future, then I’d collate a bunch of random documents, clippings and any other little object that’d fit in an envelope with the letter, and I’d seal it up and put it away to open in a year or so. Often I’d forget about them, but when I eventually found them again, I’d read the latest one, critique it and write a new one for the next year. This year, I decided to formalise the process, and step it up a bit. I wrote a list of questions that I can use year after year, but also can add to (or remove from if the questions become really irrelevant). I’m calling it the Longitudinal Study of Me, and I was thinking you may want to try it too.
So, if you haven’t been watching The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, this post isn’t going to make much sense to you. But you can fix that by simply devoting the time to watching all (so far) 43 videos. I better give you some context: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a modern adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, told primarily through the medium of YouTube vlogs (video blogs), as well as though an extensive deluge of various other social media posts, predominantly Tumblr. The other social media is used to explore the story from the point of view of many other characters, some of which are minor in the original narrative.