Available hours in a year for personal projects

While planning ahead to finish my Open University studies, I’ve been testing how well I can study in my available free time; and my recent study with Coursera has provided a pretty good simulation. It’s important to be realistic with yourself about how much time you actually have to do these things, on a sustainable… Continue reading Available hours in a year for personal projects

Concept Game – Simple Evolutionary Model

I’ve spent enough time on this now to submit it, even if it’s still a bit rough around the edges. I’ve included a bit of a write up below. This demo will run best in Chrome or Opera. Click to play. I’ve built a simple ‘game’ called Digital Husbandry. It’s more of a time killer… Continue reading Concept Game – Simple Evolutionary Model

Digital Spring Clean

I’m pleased to say Bibliofaction has a new team taking it over, so the site will begin to get the love we’ve been denying it. I have some admin and bits to do for this though. I’m employed in a full-time role again, so I’ve been updating my various profiles around the interwebz, removing “I’m… Continue reading Digital Spring Clean

Bibliofaction short story website needs a new home

Would you like to run Bibliofaction.com? Despite our best efforts, Andrew and I are no longer finding the time to properly look after the Bibliofaction website and community. So it’s time to find someone new to take care of it. It’s going free to a good home (though it has some costs involved and would… Continue reading Bibliofaction short story website needs a new home

Learning Backbone.js and Single Page Applications

Following up my post about the backbone.js book I downloaded, I’ve been playing, testing and learning as much as I can. So much so that I’ve neglected my Coursera design course, though I think this is a better use of my time in the long run. This particular Coursera course was mainly to test out… Continue reading Learning Backbone.js and Single Page Applications

On aiming high

Testing, testing… This little chunk of the internet is coming at you via space. Sure, lots of our data and information bounces around satellites these days, but this is the first time I’ve personally aimed a big metal dish at an object ‘floating’ thousands of miles above the Earth. This also means we’re ready for… Continue reading On aiming high

On my next pet project and @Coursera

My most recent ‘pet project’, Done by When, grew up today. It’s 3 months to the day since I announced a vague plan to test out an idea that had been floating around my head, and now it’s out of beta, taking payments and I’ve just notice our Mandrill email reputation has crept up to… Continue reading On my next pet project and @Coursera