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Answers – Annual Geek Christmas Quiz – 2015

Here are the answers to the post from last week – Xmas Geek Quiz! Films/Sci-Fi Luke Skywalker’s name was originally written as Luke Starkiller J.J. Abrams directed the latest Star Wars film Siths nearly always have red light sabers.  2001 A … Continue reading

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Annual Geek Christmas Quiz – 2015

Films/Sci-Fi What was Luke Skywalker’s name in the original Star Wars screenplay? Who directed the latest Star Wars film – (The Force Awakens)? What colour are the Sith’s light sabers? What year was the film 2001 A space odyssey released? … Continue reading

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STEM Volunteering at Big Bang Fair 2015

So this year, I decided to apply to become a STEM ambassador. This is a scheme run  Brighton University to encourage those in industry to inspire the next generation into these subjects. The great thing about the STEM Net programme … Continue reading

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Brighton Codebar

Codebar is a Meetup group in Brighton, London and Cambridge for minorities in Tech. The idea is to make coding exciting for people who have not always been encouraged into tech before. The group is mainly for Women or LGBTQ … Continue reading

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The power of the written word

Today, serendipitous events have conspired to help me start writing this blog again. 1) Losing myself in the minutiae of details, when really, I just want to appreciate the bigger picture and help other to do the same. 2) Realising that … Continue reading

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Tidying up technical debt using TDD

Where do we start to pay off  technical debt? One of the problems is the time it takes to release functionality to customers. With each change we need to re-test the product. The QA people are overburdened with manual regression … Continue reading

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Netduino – 1. First Steps

I received my Netduino last week. This is an electronics prototyping board with a microcontroller that runs the .Net Micro Framework 4.1. It’s great for someone like me who wants to focus on learning electronics without the additional step of … Continue reading

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