Viewfinder Design

Update: I received an email today to say that PubStorm is shutting down as of the end of November 2016. This is part of my series of try some alternative hosting options. Next on the list was a service I stumbled across completely by accident. It’s called PubStorm from a company by the name of Nitrous. Their […]

Why is Everything So Slow?

Reading Brandur Leach’s article about Learning From Terminals to Design the Future of User Interfaces I found myself agreeing with many points, though not all. While I don’t agree that terminals are the answer to user interfaces, I was very keen on some of his points, notably: We should be honest with ourselves and call out […]

Hosting a Website on Tumblr

Last year some time I whipped up a simple site based on a premise I’d had knocking around in my head for a while. The aim is simple: send jovial insults to people you know. I originally registered a domain and hosted it on GitHub pages but as the domain expired, despite the relatively low […]

Is the Raspberry Pi a Rip-Off?

Let me start by saying that I like the Raspberry Pi, I own four of them. I’m also a big fan of the Foundation’s aims. The title of this piece is pure click-bait. That said, I happened to be perusing the second-hand listings for computers on eBay recently, in response to a forum post, and was […]

Where are the Cheap Computers?

OK, so most people have heard of the Raspberry Pi, the low-cost PC designed to get kids programming again.  The Model B retails at about £16 (I found it for £21.60 with delivery), so what I want to know is where are all the other cheap computers?  By cheap I mean sub £100.  The Pi […]

Second-Hand PCs Offer Great Savings

I’d normally buy computers brand new, but at work I’ve found a great source of cheap computers that do the job at knock-down prices: eBay. Businesses are always looking to save money, but most couldn’t cope without their computers. In our case they’re largely used as thin clients, along with running a web browser, perhaps […]

Doubling Up on 4K

In the middle of last year I was presented with a 4K monitor (an ASUS MX27UQ). I was very pleased with it and the picture quality was a massive step up from the aging LG W3000H running at 2K that had been my main screen for many years. So I was very grateful to Father […]