1. From Jekyll to Pelican

    Having not updated this blog for quite some time, the first post back is just a note to say that I have changed the engine behind the site from Jekyll to Pelican.

    Why? Because I spend a lot of my time using Python, in my work with both CPD for ...

  2. Kids, Teachers, Raspberry Pis and #techmums

    Wow! What a crazy week! Feels like I haven’t stopped moving since Monday, though that strictly wasn’t the case. But it’s definitely be awesome.

    Tuesday saw me in Surbiton for an interview to become a #techmums trainer with Dr Sue Black. It was quite a surreal experience ...

  3. Code Club projects opened up!

    Today Code Club announced that they have opened up their Scratch, Python and HTML/CSS projects to everyone.

    This is awesome news. Now it means teachers who don’t have a Code Club in their school can get access to the materials and use them in class to introduce their ...

  4. Teachmeet Brighton March 12, 2014

    Another Teachmeet Brighton, another Raspberry Pi presentation, this time provocativly called “Doing Shit with a Raspberry Pi”. For those that couldn’t be there, my presentation can be downloaded as a pdf from here.

    Thanks to Marc Scott for the inspiration for the talk’s title.

    Links from the presentation ...

  5. Raspberry Pi for Teachers

    So here, finally are my slides from the presentation I gave at The University of Brighton on behalf of STEM Sussex on January, 15.

    A PDF of the slides for my talk can be downloaded here.

    I suspect that I should include a brief explanation of the second slide: Should ...

  6. Teachmeet Brighton September

    Today I went to Teachmeet Brighton held at City College Brighton to give a presentaion about the Raspberry Pi showcasing some of the cool things people have done with the Pi and hopefully providing some inspiration for teachers of the kinds of things they could try in their classrooms. Hopefully ...

  7. Cyberpunk RPGs

    I was going to ask those of you who are roleplayers for some cyberpunk game recommendations, but when I looked through my library I realised I had most of the recent offerings, which is depressing as none of them really appeal, at least not as a complete package.

    For whatever ...

  8. BrightonPi Raspberry Jam - The Show Notes

    So tonight I gave a brief talk at the inaugural Brighton Raspberry Jam organised by @BrightonPi and hosted by the wonderful people of the Brighton Hackspace, @BuildBrighton. Due to time constraints, I didn’t have the time to prepare a slide deck for my talk, instead I just stood at ...

  9. Ford’s Laws

    My good friend Ken McGlothlen recently posted his “Ford’s Laws”, which had me in tears, so I had to repost them here.

    I’ll let Ken explain the origins:

    “For a while, I’ve been referring to Ford’s First Law, which you delivered to me the time you ...
  10. Book Review: The Sweet Scent of Blood and The Cold Kiss of Death

    The Sweet Scent of Blood (Book 1) and The Cold Kiss of Death (Book 2) by Suzanne McLeod Published by Gollancz

    Suzanne McLeod has created an amazing universe full of great characters and endless possibilities. Start now and get ahead of the game for when the movie is announced and ...

  11. Book reviews - short and sweet!

    In my initial post I mentioned book reviews. Well I’m finally going to get around to this, but they are going to be a little different from the norm. No longwinded dissection of a book, no elaborate scoring system, just a paragraph or two saying why I liked the ...

  12. Welcome to my world

    So once again I find myself starting a new blog. Given my past track record, I’m not sure how long this one will last before I carelessly abandon it, but I’m going to hopefully give it a fair crack of the whip.

    What am I going to blog ...