Speaking At Ddd Melbourne 2015

Next weekend I'll be talking at DDD Melbourne on "How to be the best programmer in the word". This will be my first full length talk at a conference so I'm excited, nervous and happy all at the same time! [Read More]

An Android App For Timor Leste

For the past couple of weeks I have been developing a mobile app for Livru Timor in association with Rhok Australia. The basic problem that we are trying to solve is translating some childrens books into a bunch of different languages. Sounds simple right? Well the main issue is that... [Read More]

Succeeding At Every Job Interview

The HR boss of google, Laszlo Bock, is spruiking his new “Work Rules!” book. As part of the promotion campaign he has written a very popular linkedin post explaining “How to win every interview with these 6 steps”. Now apart from the obvious clickbaity title, which I’m prepared to give... [Read More]

An Asp.net Bug From 1973

Today, I was coding an ASP.NET 4.5 REST api using WebApi 2, and was caught out by a problem caused by a technical decision made forty two years ago. I think I need to repeat that again. FORTY TWO years ago. (Yes, it’s spelt f-o-r-t-y, not f-o-u-r-t-y, thanks anonymous pedantic... [Read More]

Generating Barcodes With Zen Barcode Generator

Someone asked me on Sunday if it would be possible to generate a PDF that had a barcode in it. I haven’t generated a “normal” boring 2D barcode before, so I thought I’d give it a crack. I find a library named Barcode Rendering Framework, downloaded it, looked for the... [Read More]

Moving From Classic Asp To Mvc5

So the past few weeks I’ve been re-writing my website. Previously it was written in Classic ASP (yes, you read that right) and it was running off a Microsoft Access database. Yes, you read that right too. The code has served me well since I launched in 2006, and can... [Read More]

Shoot Em Ups Album

Remember those cool games in the 80’s where you shot everything in sight? Those were the best games. The music was sometimes pretty cool too - and made even better when bought into the present with some MASSIVE GUITARS.This collection features Doom 2, Commander Keen 4, R-Type, Ghouls and Ghosts,... [Read More]

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