About Me

Curriculum Vitae

A brief list of my current skill set


Retro Coding Corner: Loading ZX Spectrum Snapshots off Microdrives - Part 2
Tuesday, 31st July 2012, 18:20

It's like juggling 8 balls with one hand behind your back

One Layout To Rule Them All
Monday, 30th July 2012, 16:03

Designing a layout to fit every screen

Retro Coding Corner: Loading ZX Spectrum Snapshots off Microdrives - Part 1
Thursday, 26th July 2012, 16:57

From emulation to super fast tape

Upgrading Libxml2 on CentOS 5.8 fixes Libxmljs
Wednesday, 25th July 2012, 11:33

Fixes strange compile errors and everyfin

Installing Node.js 0.8.x under CentOS 5.8
Tuesday, 24th July 2012, 14:13

It's just an upgrade of Python away

Node.js and Object Oriented Programming
Sunday, 22nd July 2012, 23:46

Make pages inherit pages

MinnaHTML.js - A HTML Web Framework For Node.js
Saturday, 14th July 2012, 22:53

Make webpages the OOP way

Everyone Should Learn to Debug Without a Debugger
Monday, 11th June 2012, 22:42

Because one day they'll all get eaten

Geeky Things What I Wrote Elsewhere
Wednesday, 2nd May 2012, 17:51

A few links to geeky articles I posted on another website

How to Get TypeKit to Working Inside TinyMCE
Monday, 2nd April 2012, 20:36

It's all about the setup baby

When to Use and When Not to Use Frameworks
Saturday, 17th March 2012, 13:59

Frameworks make you stupid

Finally, I Sorted Out My Website
Sunday, 5th February 2012, 23:11

Only took me ten years

Projects and Sillyness

MAME Cabinet Diary

How I built my own arcade cabinet

Loading Screen Simulator

I don't miss the ZX Spectrum, I still use it!

The Little Guy Chat Room

It's a Pitfall inspired chat room


A fully featured MP3 player what I wrote

GP Space Invaders

My first little emulator

GP32 Development Page

Some info and links about this cute little handheld

Disney Nasties

Uncensored images, you must be 18 to view them

Diary of a Hamster

Learn about how hamsters think, first hand


Time Calculator

A simple little online utility for working out how many hours to bill a client

A Few Links

Geeky Things What I Wrote Elsewhere
Wednesday, 2nd May 2012, 17:51

I sometimes write the odd review for MyReviewer.com, but I have also posted a few geeky things that were toned down a bit for the less tech-literate audience that may be of interest. Rather than reproduce them here, as they are sort of not quite techy enough to appear on this blog atm, I thought I'd just link to them.

First up, ZX Spectrum vs Commodore 64 - My Computer is Better Than Yours! where I take an unbiased look back at two of the computers which I spent an awful lot of my time with, to decide that age old playground debate as to which was the best machine.

And I don't even get childish and call the C64 a doorstop or the Spectrum a paperweight.

Second, I go Souping up my Sinclair ZX Spectrum+ 128k, where I talk over a few of the modifications I've made to it. Still not quite happy with the sound from the beeper, will probably revisit that at some point when I'm done fixing this BBC Master 128 and got my spare Vectrex working.

And lastly, Programmers Today Don't Know They're Born, in which I whinge about how people are spoilt with the power of modern CPUs and systems. And no wonder so many things are badly written when most of the people writing it have never had to count T-states on a piece of paper because they only have a limited amount of them.


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