Category Archives: Code & Development

Efficient Fuzzy Matching at Word Level

I’ve just solved a tricky problem with what I think is quite an elegant solution, and thought it would be interesting to share it. I’m building a system in which I have to process fault data. Sometimes this comes with … Continue reading

Friday, January 16, 2015 in Agile & Architecture, Code & Development

Caught by The Law!

Don’t get too excited. Those of you hoping to see me carted off in manacles and an orange jumpsuit will be sadly disappointed… No, the law to which I refer is Moore’s Law, which states effectively, if you need reminding, … Continue reading

Friday, July 18, 2014 in Agile & Architecture, Code & Development, PCs/Laptops, Thoughts on the World

Webkit, KitKat and Deadlocks!

I don’t know what provision Dante Alighieri made, but I’m hoping there’s a special corner of Hell reserved for paedophiles, mass murderers and so-called engineers from big software companies who think there might ever be a justification for breaking backwards … Continue reading

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in Agile & Architecture, Android, Code & Development, Thoughts on the World

My First Android App: Stash-It!

After a couple of months of busy early morning and late night programming, my first Android app has finally been released. Please meet Stash-It! Stash-It! responds to an odd side-effect of the difference between the iOS and Android security models. … Continue reading

Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Agile & Architecture, Android, Apps, Code & Development, My Publications, Thoughts on the World

Developing for Android

Regular readers will realise that I’ve been rather quiet recently. The reason is that over the last couple of weeks I’ve bitten the bullet and started seriously developing an “app” for Android. As always when I have a programming project … Continue reading

Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Android, Code & Development, Galaxy Note, VMWare

The Micro Four Thirds Lens Correction Project

Although most Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lenses are tiny,  the cameras produce great JPG files with apparently little or no geometric distortion. They do this by applying corrections in camera,  and the correction parameter data is also stored with the … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in Code & Development, Micro Four Thirds, Photography

Macs Are Really Easy? Ha!

There is a myth. The myth goes “Windows is complicated. Macs are really easy – they just work.” Like most myths this may have started from an original truth, but is now a lie. I am it’s latest, but I … Continue reading

Friday, April 13, 2012 in Code & Development, Thoughts on the World, VMWare

Mac OSX–A Third-Class OS?

Does Apple’s opposition to virtualisation create a technical ghetto? Continue reading

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Code & Development, PCs/Laptops, Thoughts on the World, VMWare

First Bibble Plugin Published

I’ve just published my first plugin for the popular image processing suite, Bibble. CAQuest manages chromatic aberration correction, so if you find yourself always having to apply correction for “purple fringes”, this is the tool you need. To find out … Continue reading

Saturday, December 11, 2010 in Code & Development, My Publications, Photography

Integrating External Content with WordPress

I’ve been developing for about 15 years, and although I’m not that prolific I’ve built up quite a lot of content. I recently converted my blog from an old bespoke (= “custom”, for my American friends) solution to one … Continue reading

Thursday, August 12, 2010 in Code & Development, My Publications, Website & Blog

In Damnation of PHP

<rant>Apologies if the title is a bit strong, but I think it’s the nearest I can get to the opposite of “In Praise of PHP” I’ve just spent a week-end migrating my website to a new hosting server. As part … Continue reading

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in Code & Development, Thoughts on the World

Using Volume Shadowing with Ntbackup Under Vista

The brain-dead backup function of Windows Vista is enormously annoying. There are known ways to get good old ntbackup working, but they have their limitations. Read this article about my attempts to get round some of those limitations. Continue reading

Monday, July 9, 2007 in Code & Development, Thoughts on the World