The Eudyptula Challenge

At the beginning of March last year (2014) I read about something called The Eudyptula Challenge. It's website describes it as: ...a series of programming exercises »

Visual Studio Hack

This post is perhaps a little geeky and probably has a very limited target audience. Basically if you want to know how to easily share development »

Social Networks

I recently read Scott Hanselman's great post about owning your content and blogging more often. It struck a chord with me for a couple of reasons. »

Switching to CrunchBang II

Well I've been using #! for about a week now. I'm still enjoying it's simplicity but the Openbox desktop started to get on my nerves a bit. »

Switching to CrunchBang

For the last 3 or 4 years I've been using Ubuntu almost exclusively on the desktop. But recently I've been thinking about making a change. The »

It's alive

Today I finally got around to fixing my wife's laptop. It's a HP Pavilion DV8000 series machine running Windows XP which is about 4 years old. »

Try before you buy

One of the biggest tech stories in the news today has been the new Apple App Store "try before you buy" apps. As far as I »

Hands off the BBC

Over the last couple of weeks we've seen the new coalition government gearing up for an attack on the BBC. First we had the culture secretary »

It's finally dawned

Does anyone remember the sketch from the Fast Show where the woman is repeatedly ignored by the men she's with? They're trying to solve a problem »

UK Spending Cuts

Over the last couple of days there has been report after report about how the new coalition government are going to demand cuts of up to »

Nullable DateTimePicker

I've recently come across an issue with the DateTimePicker component within the .net framework. The problem is basically that you cannot set the Value property of »