First, I’d like to say a massive thank you. I really value the chance to study this excellent material at zero financial cost, and more importantly I love the opportunity you provide to people all around the world who don’t have the finances or the circumstances to otherwise consider such an education. I also know… Continue reading Specific thoughts on the @Coursera experience
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
As I continue to learn and work with Python as a programming language, I’m liking it more and more. I feel my code tightening up, and I’m beginning to see why the Python community are so loyal to the vague but useful idea of Pythonic code. I wish I’d seen this Python style guide a… Continue reading On learning Python, and a style guide
This is just a note for other developers searching on the same issue, as I didn’t find anything online when I was looking for ideas. jQuery UI Sortable is a great way to work with drag and drop web interfaces but I found it was running painfully slow in Firefox. It was snappy in Chrome,… Continue reading jQuery UI Sortable slow in FireFox
I thought I’d share this picture I took the other night. Isn’t our world amazing?
I’ve had an idea for a piece of software I think would be really useful. And rather than spend months thinking about and scoping it, I’ve set myself a deadline (deadlines are magic). The first version will ship by the end of this month. If I’ve not announced this new project on this blog by… Continue reading I’ve set myself a challenge
This is just a quote I wanted to make note of: “We have used our unprecedented freedoms, secured at such cost by our forebears, not to agitate for justice, for redistribution, for the defence of our common interests, but to pursue the dopamine hits triggered by the purchase of products we do not need. The… Continue reading A quote from End of an Era