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Saturday 21st of December 2013


 09:18:15  -  @genegeek @glyn_dk @ashly_burch But I like bow ties... bow ties are cool...

Friday 20th of December 2013


 17:57:40  -  @writingstudio @marthasadie The hashtag #jealous was missing :)


 17:56:01  -  Recruiters pimping their wares by using the subject line 'Merry Christmas' do not escape my eagle eyes... I've been taking names ;)


 14:24:18  -  Apparently, not using jQuery makes me 'old school'. Ahem - not so much of the old ;)


 14:19:25  -  My most common words in last years status have been: beer, work, and London. #nosurprises Taken from http://t.co/Q7SZq2djw2


 11:03:08  -  Producing an analysis of your Facebook posts _without_ giving up your private data to an app provider is possible. http://t.co/Q7SZq2djw2


 17:58 UTC  -  Work now ended. Christmas now starts. Interwebs going off 'til 2014.


 14:45 UTC  -  Five Christmas cards written and sealed. Four price labels removed. Ooops...


 09:05 UTC  -  The most often used words in my updates this year have been: beer : 70 : ************************ work : 55 : ********************* London : 50 : ***************** home : 46 : ***************** night : 45 : ************** game : 43 : ************** To do it without getting my data stolen by J. Random App, I wrote a Javascript hack that runs locally: http://marquisdegeek.com/pub/html5/fbstatus/

Thursday 19th of December 2013


 16:44:13  -  Is it just me, or does the reversal of JS's regex.string and string.regex seem a bit weird at times?


 13:24 UTC  -  How many M&S chocolate mini bites and flap jack mini bites do I have to eat before it's considered pointless to cook lunch?

Wednesday 18th of December 2013


 00:07:47  -  Tonight is the first time I've ever enjoyed getting socks for Christmas. Thanks to @rgaravini :)

Tuesday 17th of December 2013


 23:41:31  -  @oachkatzl I did. They all failed to be human ;)


 16:47:10  -  /me likes the fact that AdAware has a 'Remove Social Media Buttons' option. /me is amused that it has social media buttons on its own page!


 13:24:01  -  I didn't become a programmer to spend half the day on the phone having to talk to human beings!

Friday 13th of December 2013


 09:15:55  -  Nightseeing: Where you go abroad but spend so long in the office/conference/trade show that you only know what the city looks like by night!

Thursday 12th of December 2013


 19:05:44  -  @pfig @rockpapershot Surely it'd be better if their server guys knew how to create a site that never err'd ;)

Wednesday 11th of December 2013


 21:25:47  -  @HrefnaHelga Tasty! :)


 21:25:09  -  @Charlotteis Only if I could be bothered to embrace subreddits? (p.s. is this getting too meta?)


 21:11:51  -  @SimmoBlue @BAFTAGames Consoles = rock. PC = hard place.


 21:10:04  -  @Charlotteis That means we'll only be a bus ride away from each other... but only if I could be bothered to embrace the 'real world'...


 21:08:31  -  @thesophie @VizTopTips But I've already crossed out the names, and sent them back to the senders, to save money. What do I do now?


 21:06:45  -  @tommakesgames @v21 Yep - What @tommakesgames said...


 19:35:26  -  I saw a URL w/'executive team[..]the most experienced individuals in the industry' but it 404's, do I feel good or bad about my life/career?


 19:06:49  -  @FreshRob Have fun... don't do anything I wouldn't do... oh... wait... that doesn't narrow it down much... ;)


 19:05:40  -  RT @HuffPostUK: A ‘Cosmic Pirouette’


 18:35:08  -  


 19:01:47  -  @lynnemthomas @beet_keeper Of course not... just wait 100 years, and hope this guy's alive enough to recover it all!


 17:59:20  -  @felix_cohen @andypiper @AngelHack Since 1st prize is a Slate7 for each member of the team, let's hack the hackathon and just form one team?


 17:45:38  -  @samnewman @rnalexander That's ok - I only work for rockstar companies; and anyone using that phrase isn't one. Unless you're @RockstarGames


 17:43:58  -  @jay_sankey These are the times that I think you've magic'd yourself into the @DalaiLama :) #respect


 17:41:16  -  @barbaracassani But just think of the benefits...


 17:39:06  -  RT @damianpattinson: Are you part of the 'Open' community? Live in (or near) London? Free on Weds? Then come to The Harrison at 6pm for a d…


 17:39:02  -  @damianpattinson @kaythaney @LDNOpenDrinks Yes. Yes. Not this week. Will there be another?


 17:38:08  -  @rickygervais This is true in several non-Euclidean geometries. #notfunnybutmathematicallycorrect #probably

Tuesday 10th of December 2013


 12:21:47  -  @tommakesgames @alexwarren Like most things it's probably 'devil in the details'. Maybe each 'move' takes 1 second. Each 'examine' takes 5s.


 11:55:32  -  What are the accepting opinions of a text adventure that plays out in real-time? Cool or heretical? (@alexwarren - I'm looking at you ;)


 11:35:55  -  Note to self: Creating histograms from SQL is easy with this http://t.co/sE9DcI2oTV

Monday 9th of December 2013


 22:49:46  -  @azuresama @tommakesgames Just to note, many read 'day 2', although I'm in them and didn't make it along then! But thanks for the alibi ;)


 22:42:31  -  @bengoldacre Why is vaseline a 'Christmas Essential'... er... actually.. maybe I don't want to know...


 22:41:01  -  @Totalbiscuit @tommakesgames Numbers are a bad metrics. If X says '10% too hard' and you know X is stupid, the game is probably 60% too easy


 22:22:39  -  @_lemon I have many jokes about this... but I daren't write them in public in case some cuts off my interne!^^£&@*£%@7... <carrier lost>


 22:20:29  -  @Charlotteis If you find a way of doing _good_ CSS, please let me know! #writeoncefixeverywhere


 22:19:23  -  RT @Saveskyatnight: One year ago we lost a dear friend & inspiration to many. Thanks for everything, Patrick! #RIPSirPatrickMoore http://t.…


 22:07:49  -  @HrefnaHelga @skattyadz @wemakeawesomesh Just buy 573 penny sweets. Problem sorted...!


 10:53:38  -  RT @QuantumPirate: Your Wrong - The magazine for pedants. http://t.co/JWmc1Ajk2d


 10:44:45  -  @CharlesCecil That's ok - I waited in the room all day, just to make sure I saw you ;) Also enjoyed your panel discussion in the afternoon.

Sunday 8th of December 2013


 11:13:54  -  @madebyluke get well soon, then! It is party season :)

Saturday 7th of December 2013


 17:03:56  -  @madebyluke #BrokenSword5 if you were at #adventurex you could have asked @charlescecil himself ! :)


 16:17:25  -  Multiplayer interactive fiction. Dang... Another idea that's spawned another project #AdventureX


 15:15:28  -  Although i missed the start of the session with charles cecil, i still made two pages if notes :) #adventurex


 15:13:52  -  The question is: can i get from #adventurex to brick lane bagel shop in the lunch break. The answer is: no :(


 13:03:49  -  @tommakesgames #AdventureX well - that is my best side ;)


 11:37:12  -  First talk at #adventurex about j.u.l.i.a. - a very good start :)

Friday 6th of December 2013


 11:37:12  -  @DerrenBrown Or Stewie from Family Guy...


 09:35:22  -  How to spot a hipster language/framework:


 09:15:45  -  @davorg Just shows the (lack of) contact I have with home, then!


 08:55:46  -  RT @shahidkamal: Anyone who has released a game, write to me at shahid_ahmad@scee.net and tell my what it would take for you to make a game…


 08:51:38  -  @davorg @BBCNews Helter-skelter gone!?!? :( That was great for using up any single tickets you had left, before they introduced armbands!

Thursday 5th of December 2013


 13:38:18  -  Backing up manually with copy+paste because Time Machine won't play nice with network shares, no matter what README I follow :( #mac #fail


 10:23:04  -  BTW 5/25/42 means 5 sole coder, 25 as lead/senior, and 42 as tech dev. (Not sure that counts, although I didn't include Renderware titles.)


 10:20:36  -  Last night I managed to find screenshots for most of my games & create my games page on http://t.co/SXflFMcEvi I have 5/25/42 game credits!

Wednesday 4th of December 2013


 10:36:48  -  Dear interwebs, please find me job that pays for me to go to @RobotsConf Thanks! Me.

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013


 12:59:58  -  @lalamaguire After force feeding [some random] runner a G&T (or three) the night before the London marathon, @tmesis probably would ;)


 12:47:51  -  QOTD:[Some Javascript coders] wouldn't know the mechanics or benefits of prototypal inheritance if it hit them in their derived Crockford's!

Monday 2nd of December 2013


 09:19:35  -  @betsyweber @westleyl @longball @claw0101 @AlexGFox @richcampbell @carlfranklin @jodieworld Can't make it, but will be sure to see you soon!

Sunday 1st of December 2013


 12:01:25  -  @agAitcheson Are you someone that will Cervelat of these sausage puns?


 11:49:41  -  @cowfish So does that mean I can legitimately use the phrase 'But I just read it for the articles'? ;)


 11:17:20  -  The first part of an interesting project to use 300 LEDs by Xmas. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer http://t.co/StowCdwZuQ via @wordpressdotcom

Friday 29th of November 2013


 16:37:38  -  @barbaracassani I was once bought a book that did that by only ever using one saucepan.


 13:06:41  -  @opentechuk I remember that, since I was giving a talk on making the open movie, Cenobitic. I can't remember it being that long ago, though!


 13:02:12  -  You can 'fix' the stuck key bug in #Synergy by restarting the X server. Painful, but less drastic than a full reboot.


 09:39:05  -  "[X] has indicated you are a person they've done business with at [Y] Recruitment" contains a clue that they haven't done business with me.


 09:37:15  -  RT @stevestubbs: The musician Whitey responds to a TV company asking to use his music for free. - Imgur http://t.co/usubIZFSoq


 11:27 UTC  -  My take on the world has improved since my browser started giving me The Onion instead of BBC News when I type 'news' in the address bar...

Thursday 28th of November 2013


 13:19:10  -  @barbaracassani Maybe caffeine never worked, and the smoking was just hiding the fact.

Wednesday 27th of November 2013


 10:37:17  -  When you mentally parse JSON strings into their literal equivalents it's difficult to spot why obj.member returns undefined all the time :(


 10:30:54  -  @djon3s @mpesce @doctorow Don't draw it - copy & paste it :) http://t.co/L6gNMfkyD3


 12:17 UTC  -  In 20 minutes this - screen 7 of cineworld - will replay animated images that have been pre-recorded. And synchronized with sound! Wow. Loving this modern technology. :) it almost doesn't matter what I'm watching...

Tuesday 26th of November 2013


 13:22:07  -  @madebyluke Lenticular printing, ftw!


 13:19:37  -  @marthasadie @campbellhowes bg:When I was a console dev, no conf in m/e/s wanted to let me in 'their' world because I wasn't an academic :(


 13:17:52  -  @marthasadie @campbellhowes I've found that m/e/s need to cross to 'real' games events, as there are often fewer barriers to entry that way

Monday 25th of November 2013


 13:13:11  -  ...is now trying to be calm!


 13:12:41  -  @RoyalMail p.s. hope your postman enjoys my deck of cards, that he probably thought was a mobile phone!


 13:12:02  -  @RoyalMail Thanks - but "I'm sorry we can only accept claims for International items from the sender." means I won't be able to do it.


 13:00:21  -  @RoyalMail The envelope is the only packaging. I still have it, fwiw.


 12:48:40  -  @RoyalMail No plastic apologies bag. Leads to suspect it was opened en route.


 12:48:10  -  Thanks for the lovely thought, though, @jmuffat


 12:24:54  -  The latest way of annoying customers is when @RoyalMail open the envelopes and remove the presents:( http://t.co/FVHy0lFk71


 08:52:01  -  @chrisspyrou @Glinner @Stan_And_Ollie So,even after the war,he kept his 'Hitler moustache' @Herring1967 did you reference this in your show?

Sunday 24th of November 2013


 13:23:42  -  @barbaracassani Happy for that!


 13:13:15  -  @barbaracassani For real? How long now?

Saturday 23rd of November 2013


 22:03:30  -  The day belongs to the doctor! #seewhatididthere #worthatleastanothertweet


 21:22:38  -  Wow. Moffat didn't mess up! #doctorwho #savetheday


 17:27:04  -  @barbaracassani its too small to work from. And cold and expensive to heat, especially in winter. It's a floating Tune hotel, basically.


 09:28 UTC  -  Happy birthday to Doctor Who, and my previous 11 eponymous selves. #iamthedoctor

Friday 22nd of November 2013


 10:35:41  -  @jodieworld That's very e e cummings of them!


 10:33:38  -  . @WiredUK At least it stops people talking about the spying software in XBone...

Thursday 21st of November 2013


 22:58:16  -  @andynyman @Markgatiss And when he turns to Matt at the end... there's a lot of dust in my room, you know... now some of it's in my eye...

Wednesday 20th of November 2013


 12:49:22  -  @MarquisdeGeek I meant 'dear', obviously. I have not been replaced by a small shell script!


 12:43:45  -  Dead body, I am now bored of being ill. Thanks!

Sunday 17th of November 2013


 10:45:09  -  When someone else does something I had planned I get mixed feelings. This time, I am only in awe:cool weapon-building http://t.co/9UbfBUjrlN


 08:35 UTC  -  It's half-way through Movember and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)... but as someone who has a moustache all year, and writes a book every other month, I needed to do something different... so I created the most pointless blog post about the quantities involved in bulk buy LEGO! http://legopunk.com/?q=node/239

Saturday 16th of November 2013


 14:51:05  -  @claw0101 @AlexGFox @mccorriston @ultgames @MustangMatt69 @longball @betsyweber Eventually! Needed a 35 quid cab because I missed my stop :(

Friday 15th of November 2013


 11:07:53  -  Have you all seen the pointless post on http://t.co/UhhZxrufAp today?


 11:02:35  -  I like the words "help yourself to chocolate" @glyn_dk is awesome :)


 07:33:46  -  Is this the most pointless blog point ever? All about the quantities involved in bulk buy #LEGO! http://t.co/Rb2tei2j3W

Thursday 14th of November 2013


 10:51:43  -  Dear twitter-if you have an 'internal server error' that's _your_ problem-deleting _my_ painstakingly-composed DM is not cool. No love. Me


 09:45:15  -  Will anyone going tomorrow(@longball @MustangMatt69 @traceyspencer @claw0101) have an iPad w/ios7 to test an app for me?(will DM promo code)


 01:14:59  -  @betsyweber @andypiper @danielknell @Kercal @heidigoseek @bryns @westleyl @camassey A cautious yes from me!

Wednesday 13th of November 2013


 09:52:13  -  I just took a SurveryMonkey survey that was honest about it's intentions... it really was just 2 minutes... and was anonymous #firsttimeever

Tuesday 12th of November 2013


 13:12:47  -  @traceyspencer @MustangMatt69 @claw0101 Assuming you mean the one in Clerkenwell, I'll try and pop in between my three previous engagements.


 12:05:51  -  @AxSaucedo @dailyecho Nice going, fella!


 11:58:08  -  Alas, I have other things to do before this gets opened :( http://t.co/WXhi2wZsRG


 10:38:09  -  @duncan3ross Waiting for the YouTube repeat-only then can I understand it all. A 30 minutes that'll take me 250 days to process! #strataconf


 10:16:50  -  On stage now - James Burke - proving why he's one of the most articulate and brilliant journalists of our generation #strataconf


 10:07:01  -  "The stars we are given. The constellations we make." - Rebecca Solnit


 09:41:08  -  @pfig I'm afraid I still can't work out what it does, though :(


 09:36:57  -  Well done to @DataShaka (messers @CodeBeard et al) at #strataconf !


 09:22:03  -  It's official... I'm cool again :) #strataconf http://t.co/3gfcmxSLfS

Monday 11th of November 2013


 12:02:57  -  @karamshuk This sounds like something @pfig and I wrote at a FB hackathon a while back! (Wasn't in session though, so will hope for slides.)


 11:14:31  -  @MaineC I was expecting Max to use http://t.co/ImLNTXL3oR :)


 11:12:37  -  Being able to access your own medical record online would be a great thing... oh... wait... it's happening in 2014. Epic! #strataconf

Sunday 10th of November 2013


 20:15:09  -  A #Google for 'Soho' returns articles on the area in central #London. Good.Google for 'Soho' under maps and returns somewhere in #NY :( Bad.


 16:33:12  -  RT @DomenysPiano: How's this for teaching rhythm? :) http://t.co/djuDI3SMgr via @playinglesshurt


 15:32:22  -  I'm tempted to add "you were probably referring to the retail store." to future tweets, coz you were probably referring to the retail store.


 10:15:26  -  Note to self: do not search for 'bulk LEGO' on ebay, when your credit card is already in their system

Saturday 9th of November 2013


 15:51:54  -  @barbaracassani I was in the Tate members area a week ago, and was connected to several MacBooks... the amount of warez I could have got! ;)


 15:38:09  -  @aoberoi Yes-I was there:) I spoke about home automation,attended a Tokbok session and borrowed Google glass from some bloke called Ankur ;)


 15:34:54  -  @developonline Nevermind, there's always Dr Who paper crafts you can make instead! http://t.co/1rUbHiL7XY


 15:33:54  -  RT @KwalityRules: OH: "I'm going to buy him a copy of the Mythical Man Month. Actually I'm going to buy him two copies so he can read it t…


 15:33:30  -  @OliBarrett Oh, different Minerva :(


 15:27:22  -  @Charlotteis If it's giant, then surely it's Maxi Mouse? ;)

Friday 8th of November 2013


 10:03:16  -  Had a conversation between England and Poland this morning, using code derived from @tokbox #hacked #javascript #still #messy but proud!

Thursday 7th of November 2013


 16:33:38  -  @Montberte Providing that base is 16. Otherwise, roses are 16711680, violets are 255... which doesn't have the same ring to it...


 14:08:49  -  @Liwella Sabbatical?


 14:07:46  -  @Charlotteis Did someone call for a wizard? ;)


 11:39:59  -  I can no longer remember the last time when I had to type sizeof(a)/sizeof(a[0]) - this is probably a good thing #c #coding #geek

Wednesday 6th of November 2013


 22:27:40  -  I didn't want to pay $15 for etrade to mail me a check, so I spent 10 minutes setting up a wire account. Now it wants to charge $25! WTF


 16:24:45  -  vi vi vi - the editor of the beast!


 10:12:35  -  I wonder how often @lowcostholidays get confused with #RedJohn from #TheMentalist. And how often someone points it out!


 09:04:32  -  @OliverJamesUK @glynmoody The media won't ignore the people outside Parliment. But Parliment probably will. #memoriesoftheiraqwarprotest


 08:44:43  -  @nickgrim Does it come with Cumberbatch Sausages?

Tuesday 5th of November 2013


 18:38:55  -  One week into #NaNoWriMo and I have writers block...


 15:02:12  -  @bryns Have you solved the NP-complete problem of the travelling salesman?!?! ;)


 14:43:31  -  It appears etrade doesn't allow quotes to be sent in the message body. At least that stops us copy+paste'ng their fallacious emails:(#nohelp


 11:15:00  -  @AaronMagician Oh - the irony of posting this _on_ Twitter...

Monday 4th of November 2013


 17:08:02  -  @IanSkerrett I'm sure it helps _them_ (and the project when they contribute back), but adds barrier for FLOSS HA projects wanting to use it


 16:35:40  -  @Liwella Wobble. #crypticreply


 11:28:17  -  Sometimes the only biz model #IoT companies have is to sell evaluation kits. No idea how open source is meant to "help" or "get involved" :(


 09:30:17  -  @rnalexander Anything Lowlands - they're breakfast whiskies for a reason. (Or if your a blends man, Monkey Shoulder is inoffensive.)


 08:50:15  -  @Graham_W_Barton I'll agree if it applies to politicians...


 08:49:30  -  Tomorrow is @FlagAndBell at St Stephens Tavern, for @wirelessroamer and any one else who's around. As a bonus, I _won't_ be there!


 08:47:21  -  @rnalexander Add whisky. The high percentage alcohol kills throat germs. And it tastes good.

Sunday 3rd of November 2013


 14:47:32  -  @barbaracassani If the domain expired there's probably not much you can do.The old 'trick' was to claim is was trademark (ab)use. Good luck!


 14:13:04  -  All home automation is back online after an (unscheduled) reboot test #powercut Odd that 2/3rd of #hue lights decided that 'on' was default


 14:02:20  -  @barbaracassani *dislike*


 14:00:10  -  @jay_sankey This is more difficult than it seems when you've had a power cut #hatingmyrelianceonthesuperficial


 12:56:18  -  @Lily_2point0 no. I'm innocent... This time ;)


 12:25:57  -  Suffering power cut. Freezer is full. Fridge is full. I hate warm beer. So guess what I'm saving first... #livegiveslemons

Friday 1st of November 2013


 12:01:03  -  #museum #inatweet @Tate Modern - Art you could have created - but didn't #tatemodern


 11:26:07  -  #museum #inatweet @NHM_London - With rocks & fossils from the whole planet, going back to the dawn of time. But I just go for the dinosaurs!


 10:01:57  -  I no longer have a use for the #London A-Z, so I glued all the pages together to make a wall-size map. I'm 6'1" BTW! http://t.co/IORhltCqOi

Thursday 31st of October 2013


 22:30:04  -  Problems with sound card latency, soundfonts, and VST plugins. Did it always used to be this difficult to do music on PC? #1990s


 13:02:28  -  If wishes were horses


 11:23:24  -  For @Lily_2point0 and any other Uke-playing followers out there - http://t.co/rpVBEZxcZr


 08:55:17  -  A little 'haunted' magic for Halloween, from James Merlin. http://t.co/1my7HVRler


 08:53 UTC  -  A little 'haunted' magic for Halloween, from James Merlin. http://youtu.be/lEd3hnvgSJY

Wednesday 30th of October 2013


 22:01:13  -  Geek night in - revolution os and pirates of silicon valley. All that's missing is pizza and beer.


 09:47:08  -  @ianvisits @glynmoody Maybe it's time to introduce the idea, and have government through 'last man standing' :)


 09:44:41  -  @tmesis And how much of that are worthless Instagram pictures of peoples breakfasts? ;)

Tuesday 29th of October 2013


 09:53:45  -  RT @FandomDaily: Dr. Who Daily is out! http://t.co/svevzhzTc3 Stories via @alouzon @MarquisdeGeek @jackabuss


 09:46:00  -  Copy+paste from the design won't prevent spelling errors in the code, when the design is misspelled.


 09:12:26  -  RT @ZX81Museum: Bob Smith adapts the classic Ant Attack for the #ZX81 - http://t.co/CS7ZEnNh3j


 08:56:00  -  I've finally listed my writings at http://t.co/PWl8cy5iCO 19 books & 61 articles-but forgot songs,poems,tricks,museum work,and beer notes...

Monday 28th of October 2013


 10:50:07  -  If you're at home because of the #UKStorm2013 then you could worse than make an animated still picture http://t.co/1rUbHiL7XY #DrWho

Sunday 27th of October 2013


 19:27:17  -  RT @sueperkins: Satellite's gone up to the skies. RIP Lou Reed.


 14:05:09  -  Reading hacker koans on a Sunday afternoon, listening to Tomita, drinking cider brandy, is a very Zen-like experience #recommended #geeklife


 13:17:41  -  Did @MichaelFishBBC ever track down the woman who "rang the BBC and said she’d heard there’s a hurricane on the way"?

Friday 25th of October 2013


 12:42:50  -  Some Friday fun - my latest paper craft project - http://t.co/1rUbHiL7XY #drwho


 12:32 UTC+01  -  Some Friday fun - my latest paper craft project - http://www.instructables.com/id/Dr-Who-Regeneration/


 10:28 UTC+01  -  Have you seen this?

Thursday 24th of October 2013


 23:24:30  -  @HackerNewsOnion I have too much C++ in my blood to answer anything but const void *


 23:17:25  -  @unixdaemon The idea of 'knows' in LI, is the same as 'like' in FB - capable of expressing only a very small subset of what should be said

Wednesday 23rd of October 2013


 20:01:24  -  Not one of the 'complete home brew kits' I've found are 'complete' :( #doesntdowhatitsaysonthetin


 19:58:27  -  @alexwarren What about digital fiction?


 12:45:47  -  @Lily_2point0 Not on mine :( /me upgrades.... It does now :)


 11:36:37  -  Until my mobile browser has 'open in new tab', I'll never find it as useful as my desktop browser.

Monday 21st of October 2013


 17:10:00  -  The problem with #TwilioCon is the booze... I might not talk sense for the rest of tjemight ;)


 15:22:53  -  Last #TwilioCon talk of the day. A long but fruitful day. Can I stay awake? Place your bets...


 10:09:37  -  Second stop of the day at #TwilioCon -the biscuits... I detect a pattern here ;)


 07:48:46  -  First stop at #TwilioCon is the breakfast bar. @twilio


 07:42 UTC+01  -  First attempt at home-made scotch eggs = success

Saturday 19th of October 2013


 23:14:29  -  @Liwella not that one, alas :(


 22:17:44  -  @Liwella that should bring back memories of the film. Instead, it brings back memories of the game I made. #fame #fleeting #painfulmemories

Friday 18th of October 2013


 11:16:03  -  Who ever thought it was a good idea to put 'eject' and 'format' next to each other on the context menu? #windows #stupidity


 10:26:09  -  @weefz Depends if the sentence structure demands a verb or a noun.


 09:49:07  -  Amazon sent an email 'recommending' one of my own books.This is usual. But it's the first time it recommended one written under a pseudonym!

Thursday 17th of October 2013


 20:45:09  -  Why did it take this long for someone to show me cmx.io - an #xkcd comic creator tool? (And that someone was @glyn_dk so thanks to her!)


 11:43:22  -  @qikipedia Must have been so tempting to the use the phrase 'happy ending'!


 11:37:12  -  My last tweet should have a #cantevencopyandpastecodeproperly tag, or something!


 11:36:40  -  Looks like Hotmail now has the 'you haven't attached anything' feature. But they scan the original, which errs more often than necessary.


 14:08 UTC+01  -  There appears to be a double page article about me, home automation, and my last book in the latest Mensa magazine. Why have I achieved such fame? How did that happen? Oh yeah... I remember... I wrote it ;)

Wednesday 16th of October 2013


 18:12:52  -  Had a pleasant surprise when I logged into iTunes and found that 18,361 people had downloaded my home automation, remote control app #happy

Tuesday 15th of October 2013


 12:09:00  -  It's an #iot meetup tonight at @iotlondon - I am excited for a different reason to normal. But the reason why is a secret...


 10:01:24  -  @gasmanic @dwelluk Don't forget to sign-up to free catalogues, too, from similar companies.


 09:07:37  -  Really enjoyed presenting at #HTML5 #CodeShow #London last night. Coding the whole thing live is a trial by fire :)


 08:12:31  -  RT @iotwatch: it's that time of the month again! @derekscuffell @sarbsembhi and @keironkirkland talking #iot tomorrow at @iotlondon


 08:00:19  -  RT @hadleybeeman: It's Ada Lovelace day! Here's to computing being driven by the clever, the creative & persistent — regardless of sex http…

Monday 14th of October 2013


 13:36:07  -  RT @glyn_dk: Nick Clegg at WAYRA. Talking to young people about opportunities and technology today. #startups #London http://t.co/l9VdAvZ7Jm


 10:12:08  -  I've just had my work described as 'a fantastic, fantastic, technology' by @nick_clegg , the deputy Prime Minister!


 10:11:34  -  RT @WayraUK: In full flow @nick_clegg answering questions from young people @GoThinkBig have invited to the Academy #GTBClegg http://t.co/C…


 08:29:03  -  RT @WayraUnLtd: Lots of #GTBClegg Q&A guests here already for the our launch and the @GoThinkBig event http://t.co/KBcWvzPv0w


 10:08 UTC+01  -  I've just had my work described as 'a fantastic, fantastic, technology' by, er, Nick Clegg - the deputy Prime Minister :)

Sunday 13th of October 2013


 14:44:03  -  RT @TheGameShowUK: Cool little app from @MarquisdeGeek, figuring out maximum pizza per pizza! #frugal http://t.co/ZNwJpKCeKu


 14:10:10  -  The browser is still loading my HTML from the cache. So I'll hit Refresh a little more forcefully. Yep - that should do it...


 12:18:45  -  @bryns I thought the ability to murder a song, good or otherwise, was part of the contract when becoming a lounge singer?


 12:16:19  -  @ctford @otfrom Wait until you're classed as a 'Systems Architect'! Professionals <mumble> exams <mumble> not a real architect <mumbles>


 12:11:21  -  Just found a document online which included useful information and was _not_ in MS Word .doc format! #finally #win


 08:50 UTC+01  -  I've discovered a way to remove a sharp pain in your knee! It is to train by running two half marathons in a week, each before breakfast, one in the rain. By the time you've finished your shin hurts so much you will no longer worry about your knee!

Friday 11th of October 2013


 15:59:03  -  The highlight of #fote13 is not the pic n mix. Honest, Guv :)


 15:43:10  -  Many problems in edu tech exist because no one looks to industry who've already solved them. Stop ignoring history. #fote13


 14:27:49  -  @Lily_2point0 @nrocy are you looking for a cursed UI to control it, or is mplayer good enough?


 14:24:01  -  @barbaracassani I noticed!


 08:57:45  -  Waiting for #fote13 to start. Only person I so far recognise is the photographer!


 08:54:32  -  RT @devopsdays: all speakers & ignites for London #devopsdays are now announced - 1month to GO! http://t.co/Jhi3EaN3Pf #devops


 08:36:55  -  My first task at #fote is to perform qualitative analysis on the pastries. Verdict: good:)

Wednesday 9th of October 2013


 20:36:57  -  Today I have learned two things: one about 'use' in PHP, and one about Harvard architecture computing. #geekbuzz


 11:31:17  -  I'm looking forward to AdventureX 2013! http://t.co/7jpciYwcGk #adventurex


 10:07:44  -  You have to question the modus operandi of people who use Latin for no reason.

Tuesday 8th of October 2013


 16:45:50  -  @cyclopslabs Become a 'supporting artist' I.e.extra.Several agencies around, but unless you're physically interesting its rare to get added.


 09:05:56  -  My mother has learned how to send text messages. #refrainingfromsarcasmincaseshelearnstwittertoo


 09:05:08  -  @RisingStarGames Tomorrow.

Saturday 5th of October 2013


 16:31:59  -  Three flights. 62 minutes. Zero parachutes required. #gliding


 11:44:10  -  First flight = success :) #gliding


 09:32:46  -  Still waiting to take off. It seems longer knowing that I'm the pilot :) #gliding

Friday 4th of October 2013


 10:24:57  -  You click 16 likes&whadaya get?

Thursday 3rd of October 2013


 21:09:34  -  I found an old video of me at #FOSDEM talking about quantum superpositions in C++ so I embedded into the docs at http://t.co/RXy6baUeYx


 12:34:49  -  My jacket is back from the dry cleaners. Hopefully @campbellhowes will now think I'm less of a scruff ;)


 09:07:07  -  Why isn't #shutdown trending? Have the NSA blocked it?


 08:49:20  -  @paul_clarke @PixelVixenUK I read that as Soylent Green...


 08:24:56  -  @alexwarren A friend just posted me this, and I thought... "I recognise Chalfont & Latimer"!

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013


 23:15:35  -  @ultgames @claw0101 @MustangMatt69 @longball @womblefoot er. Yeah. Unless, er, y'know anyone is listening, in which case I was a good boy ;)


 11:03:39  -  I want more play time. Correction: I _need_ more play time!


 08:39:10  -  @DerrenBrown Sweet! Do you know if (m)any other of your assistants/participants have gone onto such things? Any turned into magicians? :)


 08:35:36  -  Finally created my personal web http://t.co/yx0YUOsfq1 - more geeky projects than you can shake a stick at...and there's another 20 to add:)

Tuesday 1st of October 2013


 19:50:10  -  @czrobertson Only if I could target the magnetism to the specific sectors that occupy that directory.


 19:42:09  -  @smannion But no Marquis :(

Monday 30th of September 2013


 10:39:53  -  It took nearly 24 hours to 'prepare files for deleting', and now it's decided that all 17,043,885 of them have permission problems :( #fail

Sunday 29th of September 2013


 11:52:01  -  @madebyluke ...so by putting several projects in 'maker stuff' (i.e. cheating) I can get all the major areas above the fold


 11:51:05  -  @madebyluke I've written out all the projects in a grid: platform along the top, and purpose down the left. There's 11 groups with >5 items


 10:34:27  -  I have created 56 projects over the last few years. Trying to organise them into sensible categories for my new website isn't easy.


 12:51 UTC+01  -  Today I shall be using one weird tip, that really works, discovered by a local mum, that big corporations tried to ban, to stop myself being influenced by banner ads.

Friday 27th of September 2013


 09:19:20  -  I am now conditioned to never read the second tweet in my feed #pavlovian

Thursday 26th of September 2013


 16:04:31  -  If you're having random problems with trigger in #pusher remember to-1.add ,null,true) to return debug information, 2. fix your clocks time


 11:34:19  -  The digital divide is no longer between the haves and have nots. It's between those that self-ghettoize and those that don't.


 11:27:34  -  White Sky by Vampire Weekend sounds more like Paul Simon that Paul Simon. #loveit

Tuesday 24th of September 2013


 09:49 UTC+01  -  I don't usual buy stuff I don't need from charity shops. But when I do, they're usually TARDIS-shaped. Now employed as a LEGO storage unit.

Monday 23rd of September 2013


 08:21 UTC+01  -  I write all these status updates, and the NSA hasn't like'd a single one :(

Sunday 22nd of September 2013


 16:38:37  -  @MustangMatt69 @claw0101 @traceyspencer @womblefoot it probably was. I can't remember anything past 4pm ,-)

Saturday 21st of September 2013


 12:18:52  -  @claw0101 are you on your way,or already there?


 11:17:44  -  @barbaracassani don't worry, they won't be able to find you again!


 12:42 UTC+01  -  My local paper, for the first time ever, has an interesting front page... a new all-you-can-eat buffet opening! 360 dishes. 2 floors. 1 marathon must be run between visits...

Friday 20th of September 2013


 09:22:30  -  @UberFacts @EdTech_FTW As a (part-time) maths geek, I have to ask 'which infinity'? I'm thinking of cardinality and alephs! (sorry!)


 09:19:52  -  @jtdavies @andypiper Are you sure that isn't the queue for complaints?


 09:16:47  -  @MarmiteJunction And 'file' is an anagram of 'life'... spooky, eh?!


 09:04:42  -  While on a #Skype (voice) call with person A,I can't reference the (text) conversation I had with person B. Multitasking the Microsoft way?!

Thursday 19th of September 2013


 21:59:41  -  Has #skeuomorphism trended yet?


 17:32:07  -  "For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks bar". Er... why... I'm in an incognito window? #chromelogic


 13:21:55  -  Gmail logic: Gmail is written by Google. Google tell advertisers about me. I am important. Therefore all mail is flagged 'important to me'.

Wednesday 18th of September 2013


 11:01:15  -  Ticket to the FLOSS unconference booked. Any other events I should be attending in October?

Tuesday 17th of September 2013


 21:28:32  -  @andrewcrawshaw Of course - there's always a reason.


 21:24:54  -  As a developer I was taught (and teach) that negative logic is bad. So why (oh why) do browsers have an option 'Disable script debugging'?


 20:40:11  -  @rnalexander What @palfrey said. Plus, the cost of epub layout is spread across fewer (expected) sales and more epub format variations.


 09:55:59  -  140 MB to have Skype open in the background? With a casual 10 MB leak every few seconds? #NoThanks

Friday 13th of September 2013


 11:21:49  -  Friday 13th. Living up to the superstition.


 12:53 UTC+01  -  Just met James Brett. That puts me two degrees of (first name terms) separation from Prince Charles. All in a days work...

Wednesday 11th of September 2013


 14:44:00  -  The ergonomic advice for the new laptop included instructions only for placing it on a desk.

Tuesday 10th of September 2013


 11:55:29  -  @_lemon I hope you back safely to our universe!


 08:18:40  -  I got 11 emails overnight. All work related. All from the UK time-zone. Does nobody sleep any more? :(

Friday 6th of September 2013


 14:29:39  -  How many more times will I get spam from 'Adriana' entitled 'HEY!'

Monday 2nd of September 2013


 15:09:48  -  Read this. Epic work. Totally geeky. http://t.co/ewHqvZUFOq #reverseengineer #sinclair #calculators #hacking #retro


 14:23:46  -  SnakE Oil

Sunday 1st of September 2013


 12:29:39  -  You know the time when you want a real-world search tool, to find those hand-written notes from last year... yeah... that.


 11:26:27  -  @fluffyemily @eventbrite Would be brilliant if I were nearer Coventry :( Can't afford the travel and hotel. Will there be a London one?


 11:20:49  -  @longball Looks cool. Would like 1) time to play with VHDL 2) some samples to communicate with VGA/HDMI/audio. Might exist on their course

Friday 30th of August 2013


 15:56:30  -  Grabbing still images from a webcam, using HTML5, makes me feel like a boss :)

Thursday 29th of August 2013


 13:18:53  -  Dear #chrome, why do you need 6.8 MB to open a tab... with nothing in it!?!?! That's 3x the size of my frame buffer for the entire screen :(


 13:02:42  -  Set-up your own 0871 number. Check.


 12:57:20  -  @dthoreau @kickstarter Was one a maths tutor application? <gd&r>


 15:36 UTC+01  -  I have a first world problem : a £50 Amazon gift voucher, and no idea what frivolous and unnecessary purchase I should make? LEGO, a robot, brewing kit, quadcopter, 50 random £1 toys... ...any suggestions?

Wednesday 28th of August 2013


 14:04:03  -  Just text 'love' your name and the name of your partner to 88888 and we'll send you a text telling you if you are a totally gullible moron

Tuesday 27th of August 2013


 22:37:11  -  @tommakesgames @mojenmusic She's here until the last week of September.


 14:48:52  -  If a project manager asks you to 'go through the emails' to look for work, do you think they're managing the project properly? #ntwm


 08:42:58  -  Epic LEGO stop-motion film - instead of the usual '1 frame per second', images were taken manually after each brick. http://t.co/mIvotpkhzp


 08:41 UTC+01  -  Bank holidays are for taking 350 photographs of a LEGO model, being built brick-by-brick, for a stop motion film... ...sure, it was also about a visit to the parents, walking on Clacton Pier, a beer festival, a trip to Bletchley Park, (over)eating haggis, inventing magic, writing a kids book, beers at Grove Lock, and booking a weekend away... ...but mostly it was about the LEGO! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ufvvVn3Uo

Sunday 25th of August 2013


 14:41:49  -  RT @JohnsSonTony: RT @jonholmes1: The BBC, deliberately disrespecting a man's final wishes. http://t.co/dLMSe6h17P


 12:06:26  -  Did you know: there's an exemption on Birthday cake which allows it to be eaten for breakfast?


 11:41:39  -  The inability of my Macbook Pro to connect to wifi has made it an expensive pile of shiny :(


 11:39:04  -  @HuffPostUK And if Christian leaders don't use supermarkets,coffee shops,stores,cab firms run by atheists/other faiths then I'm OK with it!


 11:30:38  -  RT @channingwalton: When you stop saying "there must be a compiler bug" you're no longer a novice. When you start saying it again you are v…

Thursday 22nd of August 2013


 17:28:37  -  I'm writing this tweet from the toy room, using wifi, to prove:


 11:07:22  -  When shall we three(+1) meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain? @tommakesgames @mojenmusic and Catherine-who's in isolation on G+ :)


 11:01:50  -  @TheArchini That would rule out most magicians, then...

Wednesday 21st of August 2013


 11:38:47  -  An amusing rant about loyalty, with quotes such as 'The CEO of your company is a paid sociopath.'


 11:07:51  -  There is not enough time in my life to learn everything I'd like to. #geekdilemma

Monday 19th of August 2013


 13:45:06  -  @madebyluke Aha! I didn't think rules or mechanics could be copyright. Although the _expression_ of those both can. http://t.co/fdYIRaS1GN


 13:36:56  -  @DerrenBrown Am I the only one who noticed the 'boob' on the right?


 13:35:08  -  @madebyluke Does the game rely on the IP? Couldn't you create similar characters and release as your own work?


 08:19:25  -  My new book has been released. Here's a completely natural, and unposed, photograph :) http://t.co/kdejeqDs1r

Sunday 18th of August 2013


 17:31:03  -  If you saw me now, you'd think I wer from Norn Iron. For sure.

Saturday 17th of August 2013


 13:02 UTC+01  -  My first publisher was Charles River Media, which was sold to Thompson, then sold into Cengage. So, when a letter from Cengage arrived it took a while for the penny to drop. It also turns out that, despite $2BN revenue in 2010, Cengage filed for Chapter 11 in July this year. Ah... so _that's_ why a publisher that hasn't spoken to me in 6 years is writing...

Wednesday 14th of August 2013


 13:44:52  -  @KevinToms Who's your money on?


 13:41:33  -  @nrrrdcore @teabass Yes, I am! It's called Minerva. But I fear there's not enough love in the world to fix the joke that I called a design!


 09:13:53  -  A recruiter asked if I know about game dev... I have 16 years, millions of players per day, and #1 boxed products. They had my CV. #facepalm


 09:09:20  -  RT @acton: Slow news day


 09:08:16  -  "Business is a game.If you earn $1M from paying customers,you're winning.If you're given it by investors,it's like they're letting you win."

Tuesday 13th of August 2013


 13:00:49  -  @CallMeKallam @RisingStarGames Holidary


 12:59:45  -  @rjw1 I shall endeavour to pop along after work. I'm sure you'll still be there :)


 12:46:48  -  @rjw1 Are you there today?


 12:44:31  -  @rickygervais @Benskis Always do sober, what you promised you'd when drunk.


 12:43:46  -  I've just had a recruiter contact me via LinkedIn with a message embedded in an (unsolicited) invite. Spot the problem...

Monday 12th of August 2013


 20:54:10  -  GCSE maths: I must burn a DVD by tomorrow. The first chapter has been exporting for 20 minutes, and still only at 8%. Will I get any sleep?


 18:03:43  -  For the first time ever, I've managed to get WiFi working on the bus home. Alas, I have nothing to say. Excuse my ramblings...


 18:01:41  -  RT @PhilosophersSay: He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. ~Socrates #quote


 18:00:31  -  @jodieworld sir john soanes house? Museum of fans? Petrie? Thames barrier and cable car? How non-major are you thinking?


 16:40:56  -  Opening a file from the DropBox sync folder, in LibreOffice, likes to crash Libre more often than I'd like :( #notgettingmuchdone


 16:06:58  -  @marthasadie @fauxtoegrafik Instead of 'gamish', how about 'gamification'? That also takes a dry topic and pretends there's a game in it!!


 10:51:21  -  @robhewson A nerd worries about the difference ;)


 07:42:19  -  Word of the day: geneallergy. noun. Being allergic to your parents.

Saturday 10th of August 2013


 14:03:24  -  Only quantum mechanics can explain the algorithms used in iTunes sync. But even then I wouldn't bet on it...


 09:27:31  -  I've finally gotten around to publishing my Instructable http://t.co/uHsjf5MDbS - a gadget recharging station, using LEGO!


 08:54 UTC+01  -  I've converted the conservatory into a makeshift TV studio to record George [aka The Great] Kovari's new trick. It's also my first experiment in four point lighting. I hope Simon doesn't chastise me for my overtly amateurish set-up.

Friday 9th of August 2013


 10:05:52  -  @jmacdonald @imperica Me:how? They're up against all the money in the world who have a vested interested against bitcoins #notgoingtoendwell


 10:03:37  -  The more I see of other peoples code, the less I hate my own.

Wednesday 7th of August 2013


 16:18:58  -  Some programmers are 'TROG's - Terminally Reliant On Google. I hope I don't become one too quickly...


 14:24:01  -  When did 'aligned' become the normal way of saying 'agreed'?


 10:21:35  -  @FullersJohn I thought it was about the 'old man'. i.e. ones father, aka the last generation & we go against parents in everything, inc beer

Tuesday 6th of August 2013


 08:51:42  -  RT @ayymanduh: And the police.uk API documentation is here: http://t.co/8DYjzlTTYU #YRS2013


 08:33:02  -  Just saw @maddoghall in @MetroUK talking about campus-party.eu -so great that technology is being embraced by the public, not just us geeks!

Thursday 1st of August 2013


 09:54:29  -  @detronizator @barbaracassani Short and elegant describes Barbara, herself :)

Wednesday 31st of July 2013


 10:52:16  -  If you're a programmer and not watched http://t.co/zNZOB1Y6ss then do it now! Twitter will survive without you for 20 mins! Thanks @jmuffat


 09:18:55  -  The problem with the phrase 'coworking', is that I always read it as 'cow working' :(


 08:38:27  -  @HrefnaHelga Not my design, but I was there a short while ago looking for Mongolian pancakes and whisky...


 10:45 UTC+01  -  Yesterdays diet: absinthe, cup cakes (x2), McDonalds wrap [breakfast]. Ale (x3 pints), pork scratchings, crisps, doughnuts (x2) and chicken sandwich [lunch]. Ale (x4 pints), cider (x3 pints), game pie (x1) and port [dinner]. If you're supposed to slow down when you hit 40, then I'm afraid I didn't get the memo :)

Tuesday 30th of July 2013


 14:56:50  -  @HrefnaHelga London Bridge, by the hospital?


 14:41:35  -  /me is loudly proud at beating the odds, this far!


 14:41:00  -  My diet consists solely of beer, pizza and sweets. I don't eat veg, fruit, nor do I (generally) exercise-but I'm still alive after 40 years!


 14:31:51  -  When it comes to a new @IOCCC competition, I squeeee in your general direction... :)


 11:02:59  -  Four joins in one query... I feel bad ass :)


 08:08:51  -  @Happy3225 Since I started the day with absinthe and cup cakes, it's probably considered healthy :) #40 #midlifecrisis


 11:16 UTC+01  -  Very Happy Birthday, Mr Goodwin! I believe you've turned 20 today. May you have many more beers and curries! :D


 08:24 UTC+01  -  Live begins, today. Or maybe it ends. To indulge in new sins. And welcome old friends. If it's good, I can't say. Or even if bad. I can't stop to think, of the troubles I've had. I have life tax to pay, and my karma's in debt. But life gives out nothing, so I steal from it, yet Though my body decays (and my mind becomes mush) I'm always in profit, 'til I become dust...

Monday 29th of July 2013


 15:02:08  -  @cstross @glynmoody Can we have the same for patent trolls, please?

Friday 26th of July 2013


 10:35:58  -  @C_64 20 GOTO 10


 10:35:45  -  I admit that tweeting about sysadmins is a little self-serving, knowing what role I'm fulfilling,but it's in honour of the _real_ sysadmins!


 10:34:23  -  RT @Info_Activism: It's Sysadmin Appreciation Day ! Show some love to the folks who keep us wired and connected.


 10:29:09  -  #include <something.good>


 11:48 UTC+01  -  My first letter of complaint, to yield a remunerative response, has earned me £7.50 #notyetaretirementplan

Thursday 25th of July 2013


 10:22:53  -  20 Arduino projects from the first half of the year... http://t.co/FUkpxQe5zq ... let's hope my next one makes it onto the next list :)

Wednesday 24th of July 2013


 13:17:07  -  This is how @Lily_2point0 manages to gain super powers and lift a house! http://t.co/ipaplJvUJq #HackedIO


 10:25:09  -  Not sure which is annoying me more: Windows 8, the laptop trackpad or MS Word. #slowprogress #tweetingisdivertingmefromthispain


 09:02:11  -  Am currently suffering the 'joy' of having to use MS Word on one subnet, to document the work on subnet. #enforcedbadworkflow


 22:30 UTC+01  -  I found an first class ticket, going my way, on the train. No one claimed it, but I sat in cattle class, anyway. #yourmovekarma


 08:44 UTC+01  -  This week, I shall be mostly saying "I'm in my 30s, you know" Because next week, it won't apply :(

Monday 22nd of July 2013


 15:53:20  -  RT @BigVentureChall: First up today, it's @knowmaths http://t.co/89gJMbeRYz #BVC2013 #socent @UnLtd @BigLotteryFund @ClearlySo @Shaftesbury


 12:23:51  -  I'm paying for a 'mega game assets pack' with a tweet. Will this catch on? @Scoreoid #GameDev #indiegamedev http://t.co/Ja3IHUsFkJ

Sunday 21st of July 2013


 14:51:40  -  All hacks presented. Now awaiting the results with breath a-baited... #hackedio ps my phone now correctly auto-corrects hackedio :)


 12:02:43  -  I'd like to play buckaroo with some of the people loaded down with sweets :) #hackedio


 11:48:43  -  Frazzled are more 'crispy bacon'er than I remember! #hackedio


 11:29:34  -  At #hackedio there's a bouncer by the sweets. If he sees an empty hand, he'll tempt you to fill it :) #epicnoms


 09:41:38  -  @HACKEDio alas, the hl site crashes my phone, and am sans laptop today :( #techagainstme #ironic trust me, though, mine are winners :) #lie


 09:21:38  -  Wont make it into #hackedio until midday :( please save some sweets for me!,

Saturday 20th of July 2013


 22:36:16  -  I was so busy at #hackedio that I didn't have time to tweet. #busy


 09:32:35  -  Proper #hackedio poster in the o2. Hackers are the new rock stars! http://t.co/iRES4lMwzR


 09:21:22  -  Queuing to get into a geek conference!?!?? Must be #hackedio :)

Friday 19th of July 2013


 21:44:39  -  I know everything. @barbaracassani @tomscott . It's the sign of a mentalist...


 11:09:01  -  Just had my first taste Fullers Frontier. It's good, light, with _taste_ that's rare for a lager. Well done @FullersJohn and team!


 08:48:49  -  @natmorris Could you replace the hotel staff with crontab and small shell script?


 08:41:56  -  Does anyone know how to compute the position of 8 equi-spaced points within a given square? #maths One for @daraobriain 's hard sums?


 18:31 UTC+01  -  Me and Mrs Google glass


 16:44 UTC+01  -  Having a swift half by the river...


 07:45 UTC+01  -  I've just begun reading 'How to solve it', by Polya. In the introduction, Ian Stewart (name drop #1) relates Polya's life and work to Bertrand Russel (name drop #2), Euler (name drop #3), von Neumann (name drop #4), Escher (name drop #5) and Erdos (name drop #6). In the first 2 1/2 pages. With such an abundance of insight and knowledge, and access to the thought process of minds long passed, do you seriously think I'm interested in talking about the upcoming baby of two over-privileged posh people?

Thursday 18th of July 2013


 23:25:14  -  I've submitted my @HACKEDio slides, but only now (after the deadline) have I had a wonderful idea, that this tweet is too small to contain..


 23:23:56  -  RT @philipshuedev: We will be at hacked.io this weekend. #hackedio

Wednesday 17th of July 2013


 16:05:40  -  RT @bbcdoctorwho: If you missed the 2013 #DoctorWho Proms, don’t worry! They were filmed for broadcast on BBC TV, later this year.


 16:04:27  -  How was IoT last night, @Lily_2point0 ?


 12:29:36  -  Why would a UK hotel website, serving a page to a UK user, about UK hotels, give the price in dollar$ !?!?


 09:18 UTC+01  -  My train journey today was spent designing display systems for transient information using Nipkow discs, lasers, and waterfalls. This is normal commute behaviour, right..?

Tuesday 16th of July 2013


 14:56:41  -  RT @HACKEDio: Are you strong with the dark side? TechSmith have a Lego DeathStar for the taking. http://t.co/o6kyehiHL6


 14:40:41  -  @tomscott @CardColm @QMUL Is this going to be recorded? (I'm otherwise engaged, else I'd be there before you can say zarrow shuffle!)


 14:36:31  -  @teabass @HACKEDio /me raises hand. Will be giving a talk on home automation. Note to self: write talk on home automation...


 14:35:43  -  @barbaracassani Sounds like Google Campus. Or Starbucks...


 10:36:53  -  How did I miss this? #Sikorsky has been won :) Epic work, my friends! http://t.co/wKHckj2QnR


 10:18:27  -  I'm not sure if I'm involved in a bikeshed argument, bike-shed argument, or bike shed argument. #whichisit

Monday 15th of July 2013


 11:51:11  -  Best quote from http://t.co/iJo0BJMZGB 'The Redis cluster has a couple of terabytes of RAM.' Wow! :)


 08:20:12  -  Hi @globalavocado I shall be at @HACKEDio with a lighting talk on Home Automation. Hope to see you there :)

Sunday 14th of July 2013


 09:35:01  -  You know that sinking feeling when you type 'rm', instead of 'mv'... yeah... that :(

Saturday 13th of July 2013


 20:59:57  -  The theme is coming... I'm getting ready to squeeeeee! #DrWhoProms (p.s. is 6 'e's enought?)


 20:36:12  -  To know just how amazing the original #DrWho theme is (as if proof were needed)just listen to how many motifs appear throughout #DrWhoProms


 20:13:14  -  Logopolis rocks! #DrWhoProms


 19:42:58  -  Just heard all the different #dalek voices being impersonated... squeee! #radio3 #DrWhoProms


 12:02:08  -  The #wifi on OSX just magically started working, after two weeks of random failures. Am going to test it by working downstairs...


 08:37:03  -  @betsyweber Painfully busy :( 17/19 are easily possible. Or after the daytime activities at Hacked.


 10:44 UTC+01  -  6 years. 6 long years. On Thursday it was exactly 6 years since I joined Facebook. In that time I've seen friends come and go, both metaphorically and literally. I've suffered the usual pains of love and loss, where my only company was the schadenfreude of watching them turn into someone I could never have loved. I've enjoyed experiences on four continents that no socially awkward boy, from a small coastal town, should ever have. I've had employers and friends quietly (and sometimes, openly) bully me, and stab me in the back. But I'm still here. Facebook has let me witness this in ways I never could before; maybe ignorance would have been bliss - but life is a harsh teacher, and I've learned every lesson. And remembered every name. This paragraph is where the conclusion normally goes, but I don't have one. So there! At least I'm still here. Muddling through. And happy in myself.

Friday 12th of July 2013


 18:31:17  -  @traceyspencer @claw0101 @barbaracassani Still working at home, so won't make it unfortunately.

Wednesday 10th of July 2013


 16:19:11  -  I know a joke about UDP, but you might not get it.


 16:02:00  -  The randomize play on #Spotify isn't very random, ATM :( #samesongagain


 15:40:51  -  @Rumyra "Added a Scooby Doo-Wile-y Coyote loop to fix underflow errors", perhaps?


 08:20:15  -  Conversations that start 'I used git blame...' never end well :)


 13:51 UTC+01  -  Two hour lunch break. With beer. Atop the National Portrait Gallery. On expenses. #therestofthispostcomesunderafirstworldproblemstag

Tuesday 9th of July 2013


 20:56:22  -  It took 4 minutes to get through all the intros to pay my credit card. 3 minutes longer than the intros on Babestation... apparently :)


 14:59:17  -  Won't know until much later in the week, I'm afraid. @barbaracassani @traceyspencer @longball

Monday 8th of July 2013


 21:20:54  -  @PerfectPintUK tayberry. End of..!


 21:18:14  -  RT @Ads_White: This decaying, futuristic Lego city is like something from Blade Runner http://t.co/QskXO77PUZ

Saturday 6th of July 2013


 16:15:04  -  Bye bye #ecmmf sorry to those I missed. Hugs to those I didn't. Time for beer...


 14:27:36  -  20 Goto 10 #belshazzar


 14:07:49  -  Just starting my robot badge at #ecmmf http://t.co/pOHif4A21t


 13:55:57  -  Is #ecmmf the only place a guy can use His phone at the urinal next to me, and I don't worry he's a perv!


 13:20:55  -  RT @john_metcalf: Tweeted from Silicon Dreams direct from a ZX Spectrum built from scratch (see left) http://t.co/uTdkEB7nod


 13:13:59  -  Listening to DIY instruments with @casparsoundman at #ecmmf ...all getting bonkers now :o


 13:10:05  -  Playing with cheap synth at #ecmmf ps hi @FakeDaveGreen good to see Si again.


 12:21:16  -  Holding hands with @Lily_2point0 at #ecmmf making all the other men jealous :)


 10:59:10  -  Just seen an arduino controlled eyeball at #ecmmf


 08:51:21  -  After walking under the road for 10 minutes, I'm nearly at #ecmmf http://t.co/VuAxaHn1Ru


 08:38:27  -  @neilnjae I think it's #ecmmf


 08:36:22  -  I'm one stop away from @MakerFaireEC ... I can almost smell the solder and glue guns :)


 08:34:58  -  @imperica yes, I am :)

Friday 5th of July 2013


 11:01:50  -  @andynyman Also known as 'doing a @jimmycarr' :)


 10:08:59  -  Thanks to @cbetta @kevinprince and @mseckington I am now replacing the word 'cloud' with 'clown', wherever I see it.


 10:04:31  -  Oooo ooo.. Flower Drum Song.

Thursday 4th of July 2013


 14:30:29  -  Double click. Peace, and out. Farewell Doug! #onlygeekswillgetthis

Wednesday 3rd of July 2013


 12:00:47  -  If you want to program the #Raspberry_pi at least do it properly. In assembler. Without an operating system. http://t.co/9ohxA57Lbk


 11:55:30  -  When I see a post claiming a trend parallel between a computing device and a wireless protocol I close the window and let someone else reply


 08:40:27  -  When talking about education technology, is it #edtech or #edutech ? (Me needs nomenclature!)

Tuesday 2nd of July 2013


 13:00:18  -  "Indentation wastes space on your punch cards" @HpcJohn


 11:29:15  -  Not sure which I like better-the satisfaction of fixing a problem on a live server,or knowing how worried the other admin gets when I do it!


 10:42:24  -  @edugameshub @marthasadie 'Lemonade' on the #BBCMicro. The first edu game I wrote, OTOH, was a clone of it, for the #Dragon32


 10:35:11  -  Today's support email required the reply 'Install a C compiler'. #simples #ascii #pacman

Monday 1st of July 2013


 09:29:12  -  RT @davidschneider: To find out your pay-rise name simply take your first name and surname and add "MP" at the end. Or "HRH" at the front.

Thursday 27th of June 2013


 14:14:33  -  Any email that starts '[We are not spam]' probably is. @Firmoo have joined the boycott list. #turningintoabadweekforthissortofthing


 11:43:50  -  I'm thinking of creating an #edtech manifesto. Is this too grandiose a plan to be considering?


 11:06:39  -  What's inside a big battery? Small batteries! (It's batteries, all the way down...) http://t.co/tFMLLBkXup


 09:56:17  -  @betsyweber Definitely! Have signed up, thanks!


 10:27 UTC+01  -  One of my robots had a argument with the wall and lost :( One of the innocent bystander causalities was the battery which split open to reveal... 6 small batteries. I wonder if there's any smaller batteries inside each small battery?

Wednesday 26th of June 2013


 23:22:01  -  @beththomas_ including the book ? :)


 18:36:53  -  Welcome to Twitter, @edugameshub !


 16:32:32  -  @RetroEarl 640 ought to be enough for anyone :)


 12:56:38  -  Working through some 'TODO' notes, I realized I hadn't done any work on my MathGame library since I wrote the first specs two months ago :(


 12:53:48  -  @ThreeUK @Ofcom Those settings are not honoured, alas. Have installed #Blocker instead. #nolove


 12:48:07  -  Has anyone played with the #EasyVR Voice Recognition Module? Is it worth the money, knowing the extra h/w & effort it is to get it working?


 10:38:34  -  @Liwella I just hope they send the same email to lots of other people, too!


 09:59:37  -  @FreshRob Mine was the same... but with added 'ctrl + alt' ;(


 09:11:36  -  Amazon have just sent an email recommending I buy 'The British Beer Book'... which I wrote... #notthefirsttimeitshappenedeither


 08:39 UTC+01  -  My most recent LEGO model - a south-facing chariot. This model, no matter which way it turns, will always point towards home... no electronics, no compass, no GPS... just mechanics... http://legopunk.com/?q=node/225

Tuesday 25th of June 2013


 09:18:13  -  @EMTrains Will do!


 09:17:19  -  RT @Betfairpoker: Thank God Wimbledon is over. I like tennis, but more than one day a year would ruin the novelty.


 09:06:09  -  @EMTrains Only investigation needed is why staff thought it acceptable to tell me to wait on a deserted platform for the next return train


 00:17:58  -  Am now home.. 1'30 hr later than advertised.. because @EMTrains didn't open the doors... claimed it was my fault.. then cost me a taxi...&%$

Monday 24th of June 2013


 16:37:56  -  . @digitalmaverick - if you're still looking for ideas for Makey-Makey, talk to @dick_taylor about the http://t.co/5ygZt70bjZ initiative!


 13:58:35  -  If you Google 'Around The World In 80 Jobs' and find corporate theft, use the URL directly: http://t.co/ukfJ2b5hwQ #80jobs #makeitright


 13:32:35  -  @RichardWiseman @BeingTommyTour Are you going with Paul Daniels, then? ;)


 09:30:44  -  If you'd like to know what goes on inside a bread machine, watch this! http://t.co/hgBCo1N111 #make #hack #secretlifeofabreadmachine


 08:23 UTC+01  -  I taped a webcam and some fairy lights inside my bread machine to watch it working. As you do... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x60nQOjOQzQ

Sunday 23rd of June 2013


 12:38:46  -  Hi @globalavocado Good to meet you at #bcb13 Sorry it took this long to get back in touch. Hope your train turned up soon after mine!

Friday 21st of June 2013


 14:20:53  -  @tes @simon_amazing Time to build some Arduino and makey makey synthesizers using bananas! (It may even encourage kids to eat fruit!)


 13:45:57  -  The problem getting #spamcalls from @ThreeUK is,as a phone company, they've a massive set of numbers to use :( Why can't @ofcom do anything?


 12:11:32  -  Having 80 tasks, all listed as 'high priority' defeats the point of having a priority list!


 17:30 UTC+01  -  Before last night I had never stepped foot inside the Magic Circle HQ, and nor was I focused in joining. Now I have done the former, I'm actively interested in the latter. Coincidence? I think not!

Wednesday 19th of June 2013


 20:52:09  -  RT @unixdaemon: Oblig tweet about twitter talk on twitter #velocityconf


 13:49:38  -  RT @DerrenBrown: !! RT @PalaceTheatreW1: WOW! We have 2 tickets for #Infamous CELEBRITY GALA NIGHT on July 1. RT for chance to win & see @d


 07:16:20  -  @stuartdredge wow. So when did Justin beiber start doing music? :-)

Tuesday 18th of June 2013


 15:16:10  -  @_lemon I love those machines. I funded my childhood through them :)


 10:24:37  -  If I created two kickstarters-one to expose all the wrong doing in the industry,one to hush it up-which do you think would get funded first?


 08:58:30  -  Last night I was on stage helping @PaulWDraper with an effect. He thought of me as an 'evil super villain'-most accurate mind reading ever!

Monday 17th of June 2013


 18:32:46  -  I'm at Magic Circle Headquarters (London, Greater London) http://t.co/gZzEHnu0fJ


 15:42:14  -  RT @IRIS_Connect: New UN-conference called #Creat-Ed - worth a look for those keen on new ways of thinking about learning! http://t.co/kxCB…


 09:58:42  -  @marcusbrig If you had angled the camera a little bit to the right you'd find it easier to track her down...


 08:56:05  -  Best new acronym : FOMO : Fear Of Missing Out.

Sunday 16th of June 2013


 14:17 UTC+01  -  So far today I have designed, built, and tested 24 simple circuits to help teachers and their students learn to program the Arduino. Do I deserve a beer, yet?


 09:13 UTC+01  -  No updates yesterday, since I was super busy at Barcamp #bcb13 My tweets at https://twitter.com/MarquisdeGeek give a few clues as to the shenanigans. Today, however, is work, so no updates on either medium :(

Saturday 15th of June 2013


 19:58:52  -  Heading home after #bcb13 thank you all for a tiring day!


 19:58:10  -  @AxSaucedo sorry I didn't get to say cheerio properly, I had to run for the train. See you next time!


 15:42:06  -  Which device will die first... The projectors connector, or the laptop battery? #bcb13


 15:18:01  -  @jessicameats the chocolate has arrived :) *burp*


 14:55:19  -  Home automation at #bcb13 was epic! Thanks to the 23 people who crammed into a 6 person room to hear me :-)


 09:35:46  -  Ok, so al my previous tweets should have been affixed with #bcb13 also, @rnalexander - hope that helps!


 09:09:40  -  Barcamp, I am in you. #bc2 turns pit there's a Steven Goodwin (me) and Stephen Godwin (who?) here #whatsmyname #bcb2


 08:22:21  -  @Twips2 @McGolly What about the ability to use 'incognito' browser tabs?


 08:20:11  -  The beggar on my train was so lazy she couldn't be bothered to bring her baby, or learn the language.. so handed out pre-printed flyers!


 07:56:56  -  Is it just me, or is it a really long walk between the circle line and platform 14 at Paddington? Onwards to @BCBerkshire


 07:11:28  -  @mseckington not as much as I regret having to get up at six :'(


 07:10:15  -  @danielknell have a mini Barcamp on the train. Last year I correctly guessed 11 of the 12 geeks in my carriage :)

Thursday 13th of June 2013


 12:16:07  -  I'm descending into Dante's 7th circle of hell, trying to extract data from a web service that was designed by a flaccid monkey in the 70's.


 08:27:06  -  I'd like postal tracking services to add their vans #gps data to the page. #geek #squee

Wednesday 12th of June 2013


 20:39:50  -  Logging into #Hotmail I get the message 'For a safer experience, http://t.co/6hGo6xW9zv recommends upgrading to Internet Explorer.' #orly


 12:03:10  -  @HACKEDio Success! I iz 133t ;)

Tuesday 11th of June 2013


 21:12:39  -  @MarquisdeGeek Or why, for that matter, is a phone number always necessary?


 21:12:12  -  We can send tweets from the #iss but still have issues with spaces in phone numbers, on websites. #technology #fail #firstworldproblems


 19:35:16  -  We can send tweets from the #iss but still have to turn phones off on planes. #technology #fail #firstworldproblems


 19:33:55  -  @oachkatzl No worries - will use it to guilt trip you into staying longer next time :)

Saturday 8th of June 2013


 13:34:26  -  That's as much tidying as I'm going to do! #awaitinghouseguests


 08:41:41  -  I am tidying up the house. This is only tweet-worthy so those that are visiting today know the effort I've gone to ;)

Friday 7th of June 2013


 09:42:08  -  @vk5fj Looking forward to it!


 09:09:06  -  My new book is on its way to the publishers. The source code is ready to go live. Now all I need is a launch party!

Thursday 6th of June 2013


 10:53:38  -  @barbaracassani There is no permanence in code, as in life. Everything breaks, eventually.


 09:18:47  -  Q. The purpose of #twitter? A. To perpetuate the cult of personality! Maybe the most insightful quote of the night... is that good or not?

Wednesday 5th of June 2013


 12:40:02  -  Sending the message "you're perfect for the role...send me a CV" is a #fail. Sending it through #LinkedIn means you're a failure! #hr #dumb

Monday 3rd of June 2013


 08:33:23  -  Sometimes I think the only users using #Safari are the #QA team, using it solely to annoy me! :)

Sunday 2nd of June 2013


 12:02:05  -  @barbaracassani The curl request to get the original page was taking too long to make it worth experimenting.Might retry with kjscmd


 11:17:54  -  @barbaracassani 'Sorry, too slow. Please answer within one second.' - Pah! My internet is slow I can't even download the page in that time!

Saturday 1st of June 2013


 23:14:04  -  Time to update my cv in case someone from #DoctorWho calls...

Thursday 30th of May 2013


 19:25:31  -  RT @wired: Are old arcade games a kind of modern art? A MoMA curator talks about the controversy over that question: http://t.co/NGC8dkjQh1

Monday 27th of May 2013


 11:44:33  -  @Happy3225 agreed! I can't afford to stay much longer (pun intended) #ryanbaredinburgh


 10:32:39  -  The sign says 'like and rate us on facebook'..at £8.05 for two halves and cranberry juice,I don't think they'd like how I'd rate them!#ryans


 06:02 UTC+01  -  Achievement unlocked: 2 marathons in 2 years - this one in 4.16.56 (nearly 55 minutes faster than the previous one). If I keep improving at this rate, in 5 years I'll finish before I start :)

Friday 24th of May 2013


 09:10 UTC+01  -  My publisher has sent me the cover proofs for my new book. Turns out they like the Lego case I built for my raspberry pi, and using it as the cover image!

Thursday 23rd of May 2013


 23:36:48  -  The khukuri is epic!


 10:10:29  -  What's the point of washing black clothes? They come out the same colour as they went in...

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013


 15:12:35  -  @cbetta 360 degrees = 0 degrees. 1 comes after 0. Simples!


 13:35:30  -  I've just discovered I can turn off retweets. Ah... nice clean timeline :)


 09:00:52  -  According to #metrics, my #game #engine contains 195KLOC, took 50.79 person years,and cost $6.8M to #develop. Not bad for a one-man project!


 08:40:04  -  Is it time for #LEGup yet? No! Oh, well, back to work...


 08:49 UTC+01  -  According to metrics, my game engine contains 195,098 LOC, took 50.79 person years, and cost $6,861,311 to develop. Since this is a one-man project, done in my spare time, I suspect something's not quite right with those figures. But if someone wants to pay me $6.7M for it, it's yours! #egoboostfortheday

Tuesday 21st of May 2013


 17:15:24  -  Am on my way to IoT London. Hope there's food, I'm starved ;) http://t.co/z0LIpoNrQV

Monday 20th of May 2013


 13:33:46  -  The time it takes a DNS record change to propagate is directly proportional to how important the site it :( #sysadmin #devops #pain


 08:28:34  -  C.P.Snow was wrong.There aren't two cultures-there are three:Science,humanities,and makers-we take knowledge and build something #hack #make


 09:26 UTC+01  -  I shall soon be heading to Edinburgh for a week. If anyone has suggestions of bars, restaurants, museums, events, beers, or whiskies to add to my 'must try' list, then please let me know. Also, if you're around the area and fancy meeting up, PM me.

Sunday 19th of May 2013


 12:09:30  -  Working through my notes from #opentech ... normal service will be resumed once I've finished. Say, 7 1/2 hours...


 12:08:28  -  @fluffyemily I haven't seen the tweet (self-imposed spoiler exile from all teh interwebs meja) but having now seen the show, was it right?


 11:23:04  -  How long do I have to wait before I'm allowed to post speculation on Dr Who?

Saturday 18th of May 2013


 15:57:13  -  Getting business advice on a talk that's not about business. Epic #opentech randomness


 15:12:51  -  Sorry Dave, another one ... this is Lego and arduino. https://t.co/jdqsvsgGGR @FakeDaveGreen


 15:10:44  -  Here's the pc only version of my trigger. https://t.co/NkV58N7Z4X @FakeDaveGreen #opentech


 12:39:19  -  Min server jitter is 3 uS. When your packets ate 1 per uS, that's a pain. #opentech


 11:27:47  -  @andypiper fpga and cheap synths are a cert. What else is there!!?!?!?:)


 11:24:17  -  People don't read on the web-they scan. Annoyingly, I agree . #opentech


 10:29:21  -  How much money can the NHS save by using generic drugs.... Lots, apparently. #opentech


 07:28:51  -  Getting ready for #opentech It won't be the same without @josetteg but I'm sure I'll enjoy it, anyway!

Friday 17th of May 2013


 15:46:49  -  Being a development lead means going the extra mile... because others sometimes won't...


 12:31:47  -  ...then make a payment! It then redirects you to the statement screen and says 'Please phone us' :( Unhappy customer, already #aqua


 12:28:35  -  ..then choose an ISC (no consecutive or repeated digits), go to payments (blank screen), find a 'set account' page, go back to payments...


 12:27:32  -  To pay my CC online I had to set-up a new account, change my school name (because spaces aren't allowed), pick an online ID (not my email)..

Thursday 16th of May 2013


 10:27:55  -  I know the guy just wants to get laid, but his flattery will destroy her startup if she believes him. Oh... she does... #sad #startup #geeks

Wednesday 15th of May 2013


 15:32:30  -  For those in the area, or able to travel to it, the Bristol IT MegaMeet is happening again this year. http://t.co/iCdoIfcsoS via @sharethis


 11:13:35  -  Have you tried turning the data centre off, and then on again?


 08:26 UTC+01  -  Note to self: toilet doors with 'L' and 'G' mean ladies and gents... Not lads and girls. Apparently...

Tuesday 14th of May 2013


 13:59:33  -  OMG - Fullers to import Bières de Chimay! @FullersTony, tell me, when/where/how - I want the first drop off the boat :)


 10:28:41  -  @campbellhowes I just hate it when that happens!

Monday 13th of May 2013


 15:00:15  -  @v21 Ah, have you been reading about Mode 7, too?


 14:58:46  -  Is 4 o clock too late for lunch? #busy #toomanyquestionsfromtoomanypeopletotakeabreaktoday


 10:59:42  -  Here's betting that 7x13 will be the most searched term, today #drwho


 09:53:43  -  Anatomy of a 1 hour #skype meeting : 10 minute meeting, 50 minutes complaining about the echo/feedback/volume/speakers/microphone...

Friday 10th of May 2013


 14:06:09  -  The problem with doing a good job is that if you leave, those left can't cope and have no choice but to blame you for everything #dev #hell


 10:48:57  -  @qikipedia And every doctor habitually wore a tie, except Christopher Ecclestone.


 10:46:15  -  Looking for a touch screen monitor. Found one w/review of '5 stars - I just Googled for the drivers' :( That misses the #plugnplay'ing point

Wednesday 8th of May 2013


 10:32:46  -  Disregarding best practise 'because we're a startup' is an excuse, not a reason. #startups #tech #amateurs


 00:30:01  -  RT @guardiantech: Saul Bass's film titles celebrated in Google doodle http://t.co/zy5JF8sqKB


 00:17:48  -  Laurie Lawrie makes me look so good. Yay! :)

Tuesday 7th of May 2013


 08:42:15  -  A rough-coated,dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough,coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully #english #language #fun

Saturday 4th of May 2013


 17:46:05  -  RT @Brentweets: Over 25 flavors of Pop Tarts and they all taste like loneliness.


 10:12:33  -  I got win. Woman wouldn't give up the free seat next to her, so I used the luggage rack.Instead, guard let me have a place in first class :)

Friday 3rd of May 2013


 08:00:42  -  I'd spend less time sighing if #perl supported // for comments...

Thursday 2nd of May 2013


 13:11:33  -  When a rarely seen bug resurfaces, and the DB table ID is 666, you know the world is laughing at you... #development #hell

Wednesday 1st of May 2013


 17:00:15  -  The answer is 'E' - the most frequent vowel which ends English words. Only the consonants 'D' and 'S' appear more often.


 16:59:10  -  @oachkatzl Nope, not 'A'...


 14:15:15  -  @doctorow Did you know Marx always drank Fake Tea... because Proper Tea is theft :) <gd&r>


 14:14:03  -  Which vowel comes at the _end_ of most English words? #word #puzzle #bored (answer later)


 12:23:10  -  Is this an original idea/joke/puzzle? http://t.co/YTlIpvTYzD


 08:36:10  -  p.s. Allowing pronouns (iPod etc) there's iRon, iMax, iKat & iSatin. Abbreviations: iDent. (@richardosman would love this pointlessness!)


 08:34:47  -  Answer: iCon, iConic, iDeal, iDol, iMage, iOn, iRate, iRises, iSlander, and iVies

Tuesday 30th of April 2013


 14:07:44  -  @oachkatzl No proper nouns! And definitely nothing fruit related!!


 13:58:42  -  There are only 10 words in English which begin with 'i' and, when you remove it, still make a word. Can you find them? (answer later)


 12:41:11  -  @ID_AA_Carmack Have you never needed to write FOR F=0.5409968541353 TO 0.86856213143 STEP 0.003241 ? ;)


 12:30:28  -  Happy Birthday Dear World Wide Web #www #birthday 20 years old today, at 13.30. i.e. right NOW!


 14:00 UTC+01  -  There are only 10 words in English which begin with 'i' and, when you remove it, still make a word. Can you find them?

Monday 29th of April 2013


 08:42:12  -  Application submitted for the London Marathon 2014 #VLM2014 Is this the first use of that hashtag?


 20:56 UTC+01  -  I'm not sure if I'm having a heart attack... or just eating my third Boxty...

Sunday 28th of April 2013


 08:12:04  -  Today-I've lost all my edits to Chapter 5, all work emails from the last three days, and the ability to use my phone. And it's only 9.10.

Friday 26th of April 2013


 12:59:22  -  Magic: Tricks, puzzles, or illusions? - BACON: the conference on things developers love http://t.co/17387Ckf6a

Thursday 25th of April 2013


 23:37:32  -  "Parse has agreed to be acquired by Facebook. Rest assured, Parse is not going away. It’s going to get better." Hmmm... Good luck with that!

Wednesday 24th of April 2013


 16:37:48  -  Congratulations to ‏@campbellhowes @marthasadie et al for getting #LEGup to its 2nd anniversary.I can't be at the party, but will see u soon


 16:31:45  -  "Pieces of Seven! Pieces of Seven!" - Sorry, I appear to have a Parrot-y error :)


 12:04:02  -  I appear to have accumulated 2 years 9 months of #Instructables Pro membership codes. Perhaps I should redeem them!


 07:44:33  -  The number of DPH (deploys per hour) approaches infinity, asymptotically, as launch date approaches... and continues to increase thereafter

Tuesday 23rd of April 2013


 19:37:28  -  In a curry house that's just been raided by UK border. Free beer. No food.Epic! With @bryns @longball @betsyweber @traceyspencer @Happy3225


 08:31 UTC+01  -  My thought process: I'd like to render some fractals in Logo. Let me download some libraries. They're all crap/broken/poorly designed/inadequate. I note that It'd only take an hour to write a decent one. I then plan the canvas connector, so I can use native or SGX bindings to the renderer, to aid with release and uptake. I then realize that I can build a parse tree using the same object approach as my HTML5 Basicode interpreter. Then I notice that I can use some tricks to inject those same parse trees into Logo, so I can call Basicode from Logo source code, and vice-versa. It then hits me that my Scheme interpreter could be written the same way. And now I have a solution to lex, parse, build, and run any (and all) languages together from within the same framework. At the same time. In Javascript. Using HTML5. And my one hour hack is taking a little longer to implement than planned...

Monday 22nd of April 2013


 15:56:43  -  @MarquisdeGeek Yeah – sure, why not? Please abuse my contact list!


 15:56:22  -  “Some random recruiter has indicated you are a person they've done business with at some random company, with whom you'd never do business.”

Sunday 21st of April 2013


 19:03 UTC+01  -  Best tube ride evar - the driver recognised me and let me ride in the cab. No puppies or sweets were used in the grooming :)

Saturday 20th of April 2013


 23:09 UTC+01  -  Am home after tonight's magic gig. 6 hours out of the house, for a 15 minute cabaret slot. Hmmmm.... And not a single open curry house at half 11 on a Saturday. How did we manage that?


 16:07 UTC+01  -  When it comes to Maker Faires, is a booth or a talk more prestigious? I've been asked if my talks (on LEGO, and Home Automation) could work as a booth. I can't see how I'd get enough LEGO to build more than 2 models for a booth, and _home_ automation is not something I can transport, since I don't live in a caravan!

Thursday 18th of April 2013


 15:38:11  -  In the time I've spent tracking down errant time zones in the code, I could have flown to the TZ, set source to dest, and it'd just work


 07:24:05  -  There's a certain satisfaction in tracking down, and fixing, a long-standing bug before breakfast #advantagesofworkingfromhome


 01:07:49  -  @Charlotteis I remember most of that! But you missed the bit where you tied up some random guy with chains ;)


 01:04:41  -  @madebyluke @milkroundabout The definition of a #firstworldproblem, if even I heard one!


 00:58:23  -  Just a reminder about Silicon @Milkroundabout 5.0 startup jobs fair on 11-12 May! http://t.co/Oq8Lm7AAoz

Tuesday 16th of April 2013


 10:50:21  -  I hope the runners in Paris stay safe, show resistance, and have shirts labelled 'For Boston' #BostonMarathon


 10:10:47  -  The site, http://t.co/KYomnAS4tK, is dedicated to the remaining 3 teachers that haven't already seen it!

Saturday 13th of April 2013


 00:13:39  -  @lauren_heron Pavlovian response, I'd say! :)

Friday 12th of April 2013


 15:07:50  -  Am being good and listening to @marmitejunction but I want to build the Lego @betsyweber got me at #devslovebacon


 14:37:05  -  So, #devslovebacon ... they also love scones with jam and cream. And cognac. And Dalek sound effects.


 12:34:42  -  RT @ElizAyer: "Make it easy to see what's new" - API design advice in 7ft tall letters from @johnsheehan at #devslovebacon


 10:46:35  -  RT @mfujica: The only way to preserve a magic secret is to tell it to everyone :( #devslovebacon


 10:46:06  -  RT @juliancheal: Awesome talk on magic at @DevsLoveBacon #devslovebacon. Still don't know how magic works!


 10:45:55  -  My #devslovebacon talk on #magic is over. So with nerves abated, I can sit back and enjoy it :)


 09:47:20  -  @tmesis As a somewhat game developer, this makes me happy!


 09:46:07  -  @Glinner Shusei Nagaoka did some, but it's not that close to Chris...


 09:28:37  -  Hello to all #devslovebacon !

Wednesday 10th of April 2013


 18:14:21  -  .@SarahMillican75 I had no idea people still had mailing lists for announcements. Have you considered Twitter? :)


 17:02:50  -  RT @cowfish: Oh no. @opentechuk and @gamecamp are on the same day. I don't like making decisions.


 16:28:08  -  @kevinprince You'll find Kevin on http://t.co/V9WngZBK13


 12:05:43  -  Today's verbified abomination “it's a solutioning discussion”...


 16:48 UTC+01  -  Quote of the day : “You're the smartest person I know in this field” From a successful technology entrepreneur to... er.... me :)

Tuesday 9th of April 2013


 06:32:54  -  @natmorris @FeedToby What sort of geek do you think works 9.00-21.00 :) Will drop him a snack tomorrow!

Monday 8th of April 2013


 23:18:37  -  No cookie for CharlesProxy :( After exiting it 'forgets' to remove its own proxy from the system, so manual config needed b4 apps works :(


 20:20:29  -  Let's see if @FeedToby does feed Toby...


 12:34:29  -  @madebyluke But #FollowMeLuke is also trending, could it be you?!?!

Saturday 6th of April 2013


 10:24:07  -  Fixing up bugs on a kids site and just noticed the path '/uk' has the '/' tokenized to %2F ... had better find a solution!

Friday 5th of April 2013


 10:14:59  -  My body is complaining that I did a 20 km run before breakfast this morning. This does not bode well...

Thursday 4th of April 2013


 13:05:58  -  "@RichardWiseman: Oh v interesting RT The magicians who steal other conjurers' tricks http://t.co/GNsRBFy7MV" more in talk at #devslovebacon

Wednesday 3rd of April 2013


 18:24:01  -  "@richardosman: #Pointless fans. Can we get #befreind trending. Feel free to tweet me back with that hashtag." Are we there yet?


 14:33:48  -  LEGO Punk - BACON: the conference on things developers love http://t.co/VZdSHlZgH4

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013


 10:18:09  -  @annabeep Or, in my case, love them _as_ my friends :)


 10:06:39  -  I don't have enough bricks to build a LEGO TARDIS... just enough to make the front... #lego #drwho #tardis http://t.co/HHvtpvOiuZ

Saturday 30th of March 2013


 10:09 UTC  -  I don't have enough bricks to build a LEGO TARDIS... just enough to make the front...

Thursday 28th of March 2013


 11:54:42  -  Exchange webmail has a useful feature! When wrting, it checks the persons last mail, and if it has a 'I'm away until X' line...it tells you!

Wednesday 27th of March 2013


 14:43:51  -  According to Apple, my 3 iOS apps were downloaded a total of 4,447 times in Q3/Q4 last year, without any promotion. More pimping required!?!

Tuesday 26th of March 2013


 11:23:03  -  I do not have man flu. It's worse. Maybe Chuck Norris flu...

Monday 25th of March 2013


 15:37:08  -  It looks like recruiters are listing job roles as their own skills,instead of 'recruitment',as a job, in an attempt to trick me on Linkedin!


 07:41:25  -  @richardagroves passed:)

Sunday 24th of March 2013


 16:56 UTC  -  I'm sorting out my photographs from Auschwitz, and the computer decides to start playing 'Everybody Hurts'. Can't help but stop for a moment...


 11:40 UTC  -  There appears to be an empty bottle of Leffe in my coat pocket. I distinctly remember leaving one in Doggetts, so this must be another. I don't remember it, though...

Friday 22nd of March 2013


 18:35:41  -  On a boat, on a birthday pub crawl. I should be admiring London at night... Instead I'm writing this tweet. #sad

Thursday 21st of March 2013


 21:05:54  -  For some reason, my fingers always want to type 'JSON object', and not 'JSON literal'. Pah! #geek #json #pedant


 19:38:32  -  An epic way to promote an epic conference... videos to convince the boss it's worth letting devs out for the day http://t.co/3rogk0HY5L


 10:11 UTC  -  This is the first day in months where Facebook hasn't told me to 'say Happy Birthday' to one friend, or another. Does anyone have any friends they want me to talk to, instead?

Wednesday 20th of March 2013


 14:21:15  -  I just passed @Glinner on my way back to the office. If I were more famous than him, it'd be him writing this tweet about me. Alas, not!

Tuesday 19th of March 2013


 23:04:51  -  Two chapters to go...

Monday 18th of March 2013


 15:05:16  -  Apparently, Windows 8 won't let me have the same name for my machine and my user. Seriously?


 11:48:58  -  I'm going to change #define TRUE 1 to #define TRUE 0 in some header files, and see if anyone notices... :)

Friday 15th of March 2013


 18:39:52  -  @feedtoby feed - Hi Nat, is this still on? I've just written the paragraph about this in my HA book. Got any quotes/comments? @natmorris


 15:47:47  -  @ZX81Museum Me! I wrote games because I couldn't afford to buy-turned out I liked writing them more than playing! Had 18yr games career,too!


 15:47:07  -  "We've updated Hotmail, so please refresh your browser or close it and sign in again." Did no one tell Microsoft it's meant to be stateless?


 12:45:43  -  Am I the only one who could waste hours tracking the flight paths with http://t.co/wBZ4NYr2KR ? Some static maps would be nice, too, though!

Thursday 14th of March 2013


 18:10:06  -  @agAitcheson It's a fine achievement, so deserves to be tweeted. And re-tweeted! And re-tweeted!


 08:17:04  -  I'm waiting for ten past 3 when @richardosman is expected to post 'It's Pi day: 3.14, at 15:9.26'. Or something like that...

Wednesday 13th of March 2013


 19:28:09  -  @charltonbrooker Well, he does have the hand of God


 19:17:54  -  Looking at the history for http://t.co/sUcvw6kh7z shows someone had nothing else to do tonight! #newpope #whitesmoke #pontifex


 16:56:11  -  The snow means dinner will not be cooked - but delivered by a 17 year old kid with a provisional driving license, riding a 3rd rate moped


 13:15:24  -  There are three priorities in start-up culture: immediate, emergency, and top-priority


 12:36:59  -  Asking for a friend looking for an iOS developer (either UNITY or Cocos-2D/Cocos-X) to join two others in games startup. Please DM and RT.


 08:10 UTC  -  Achievement unlocked : Jetsetter * Fly out to Poland for 4 days. Check. * Fly back on Sunday night, around 23.00. Check. * Fly out to Holland at 6 the following morning. Check. * Fly back on Tuesday night. Check. * Drink whisky on the plane, and head straight to pub crawl. Check. * Wake up wondering why you're _not_ in a hotel room. Check.

Tuesday 12th of March 2013


 16:05:56  -  Vvvvvvv 444444 ]]]]] - The three broken keys on my laptop have magically started working again :) v4] v4] v4]

Monday 11th of March 2013


 22:30:35  -  I have just drunk the hotel bar out of Westmalle Brune... result :)


 17:53:52  -  Never was so long, spent by so few, in so many airports. #badmisquote

Friday 8th of March 2013


 19:55:54  -  People who talk about me behind my back discussed me!

Thursday 7th of March 2013


 21:04:08  -  @campbellhowes I might not be interesting, but I resent the phrase 'nuts'.... 'freakzoid nutso crazily' is closer to the mark ;)


 20:42:33  -  Only a day and a bit left to win free stuff! http://t.co/tUpQhXAynm

Tuesday 5th of March 2013


 21:14:18  -  Unfortunately @DrBrianMay didn't manage to fight his way through the crowds to meet me! Last week #helpsavewildtigers http://t.co/UQCiikf6pi


 14:52:02  -  Does anyone have a time bubble that I can sit inside, and so play with https://t.co/O7OAp2CBE4 all day, but still get my work done?


 13:00:37  -  How many #lego bricks do you think I'll need to build a full-size #drwho #tardis ? I seriously want to make one.

Monday 4th of March 2013


 15:51:34  -  I got a (brief) mention in @Informilomedia on Playfish Effect.Not sure I'm happy or sad they've missed other startups with whom I'm involved

Sunday 3rd of March 2013


 15:43:00  -  A virtual Mac is a slow mac.Unusably so,it seems :( Might have to bite the bullet and upgrade to Mountain Lion for real. #scareditmightbreak

Thursday 28th of February 2013


 13:31:58  -  My latest #startrek #quiz #book is now out from Amazon http://t.co/auVqtYRngq If you'd now go and buy lots of copies I'd appreciated it! :)

Wednesday 27th of February 2013


 22:59:41  -  It's that moment when I have to download my own app from the app store because the version on my device is a half-cut development version...


 16:22:44  -  @MarquisdeGeek Yes, it's about @ksegerstrale !


 16:18:35  -  You know you've worked at a world-class company when your ex-boss leaves, and it's the number 1 news story on tech crunch,and other sites :)

Tuesday 26th of February 2013


 11:40:39  -  Why has it taken me this long to discover the 'open' command in #osx ?


 10:02:20  -  @FreshRob You forgot the #firstworldproblems tag :)


 10:00:50  -  @TweetFloppy Nice enough,but why restrict the UI to the traditional calculator of 1/2? With the graphics available,why not use ½ #newproject

Monday 25th of February 2013


 13:23:47  -  Farewell Raymond #dalek


 20:14 UTC  -  Guess 'hue' has arrived. I can has WiFi enabled light bulbs?

Thursday 21st of February 2013


 12:04 UTC  -  To remove any doubt, the TV show 'The Incredible Mr. Goodwin' has nothing to do with me. Although I am Mr Goodwin. And incredible (I think!). However, the use of the definitive article implies I am, perhaps, neither.

Wednesday 20th of February 2013


 16:54:22  -  #WinQITickets 1024


 16:50:41  -  @claw0101 Lidl!?!? Are you too pikey for Iceland, then? :)


 09:33:09  -  @vk5fj And then something to indicate a space. Maybe huffman encoding of the alphabet, and encode the bits back to ASCII.


 09:29:04  -  I want some $1 modems! I hope I don't have to kidnap @thomasnicholls to get some :) #iotlondon


 09:27:15  -  Thanks to @rosieburbidge for sharing her knowledge and insight at #iotlondon last night - both on and off the stage!


 01:09:41  -  @vk5fj Must be an open source project/radio ham project in it, somewhere!!?!?!


 01:06:41  -  -.-- --- ..- .... .- ...- . -. --- .. -.. . .- .-.-.- .-.-.- .-.-.- #morsetweet


 00:47:11  -  @andypiper reality is over rated, ignore it

Tuesday 19th of February 2013


 09:25:21  -  Is this your [ae]re?a @IamXERO ?


 09:23:55  -  RT @keefstuart: Did you design, code or otherwise work on Mega Drive games in the olden days? Would love to speak to you for something I ...

Monday 18th of February 2013


 11:48:44  -  ONe DaY I'LL lEaRn hOW To uSe tHE CaPs LoCk!

Sunday 17th of February 2013


 14:10:09  -  Finally got the new version of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds. Mixed feelings. @Iiamneeson = great The parts like a 70's 12" disco mix = bad


 12:55:36  -  A horse walks into a bar. The barman says, "Wait there. I'll go and get the chef."

Saturday 16th of February 2013


 13:08:09  -  The number of apps requiring iOS 4.3, when I'm (forcibly) stuck on 4.2, is getting frustrating. #needmorestuff


 10:01 UTC  -  I'm looking at the empty chair I wish you were here But I'm happy you're there

Thursday 14th of February 2013


 08:12:57  -  I am not good at waiting in for deliveries. Hurry up!

Wednesday 13th of February 2013


 23:05:53  -  No book writing for me tonight. Stupid #fcc ing trains!


 18:16:15  -  Does any one in London happen to be driving north this evening? #trainlinesdownandtoomanypeopletogetabusoralternativeroute


 17:38:52  -  When will web devs realize that '+' is a valid, and useful, part of an email address?


 13:20:53  -  RT @DevsLoveBacon: We'll be announcing the rest of our #DevsLoveBacon lineup later this week. Which talks are you looking forward to? ht ...


 17:16 UTC  -  Does any one in London happen to be driving north this evening? #trainlinesdownandtoomanypeopletogetabusoralternativeroute


 12:51 UTC  -  I've just got a mail entitled 'Dr Who research group', which is from a 'Dr Who in Ealing' project in which I'm participating. In true 'Love & Monsters' style, the organizer is called Linda!

Monday 11th of February 2013


 14:42:30  -  .@bbcgoodfood strikes deal with @bbcWLabs startup @Foodity to bring Tesco’s online shopping to users http://t.co/WNsuWwoo via @BBCWpress


 11:56:37  -  Is the #pope resignation a joke? Because I did Nazi that coming.

Sunday 10th of February 2013


 11:41:08  -  @phil_lunt "This article is a stub about a person in real life.You can help Wookieepedia by expanding it." Oh...what I'd write to expand it!


 20:50 UTC  -  Here's a clip of a robot I met in Brussels. I held his hand, and he followed me like a child. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI0aOxZDLtI

Saturday 9th of February 2013


 13:36:16  -  I strode speedily into the national army museum, and shuffled somberly out. #nma


 09:15:45  -  Taking a long detour from kings x to ealing, before listening to #drwho talk. #geek day

Friday 8th of February 2013


 12:16:37  -  Hooray for hackers! @hackedio has been announced.If you get a ticket, tell them I sent you. If you get my ticket, I'll send the boys 'round!

Wednesday 6th of February 2013


 21:33:48  -  If @FullersTony notices a drop in ESB sales then I'll be to blame, as I've withdrawn from strong beers until after the Edinburgh marathon :(

Tuesday 5th of February 2013


 12:37:08  -  My first @pusher experiment - a co-operative IRC client, called Comic - in #html5 Live at http://t.co/7iNyPHHu Code at https://t.co/bgJUFfrV


 10:56:00  -  The true meaning of #fosdem ... http://t.co/12M3g500


 08:28:24  -  @traceyspencer @barbaracassani not able to do quiz on train. Will see if there's time at lunch, but I suggest you dont rely on me. Busy days

Monday 4th of February 2013


 15:49:09  -  A mega happy birthday to @adriarichards ! Hope the day is filled with lovely geekiness :)


 12:29:01  -  @traceyspencer I'm also out, and a broken printer, but if you can find someone who can print it tomorrow morning, I'll write Qs on A.M train

Sunday 3rd of February 2013


 14:07:42  -  Am listening to a #quake 3 virtual machine talk at #fosdem @ID_AA_Carmack I'm pleased to report that your work lives on!


 12:31:42  -  Waiting for a talk to start at #fosdem but I think I'm in the wrong room. Alas, my bag of beer is too heavy to move, so I'll stay here!


 12:28:07  -  RT @dick_taylor: The Start Up Weekend EDU London Video http://t.co/PSdMtzR8


 11:03:46  -  

Saturday 2nd of February 2013


 15:34:19  -  Tweeting from #fosdem just to say that tweeting from FOSDEM


 14:26:39  -  So many disasters on my first day at #fosdem :( I just hope there's beer to sooth my pain... Oh look... There is :)

Thursday 31st of January 2013


 09:52:10  -  Am packing for #fosdem but spent a disproportional amount of time looking for new deck of cards "in case" I'm coerced into performing magic!

Wednesday 30th of January 2013


 15:02:36  -  Leaving for #FOSDEM tomorrow morning, to get some beer in ahead of time. Must try and remember what I need to remember to take :)

Tuesday 29th of January 2013


 18:52:53  -  #MyLifeIn5Words I have a new idea!


 16:01:40  -  There appear to be more edge cases than middle cases atm #programming

Sunday 27th of January 2013


 16:24:04  -  Good luck to everyone at #SWLondonEdu !


 16:22:11  -  @barbaracassani It's better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't...


 12:42:42  -  Have noticed some recruiters trying to access to my contacts on #linkedin by listing for what they recruit,as if it's the skill set they own

Friday 25th of January 2013


 11:46:19  -  @LEGO_Group It only took me 32 years to finish the 8860, but I have an excuse... http://t.co/BYNcht5y #epic #lego #win http://t.co/TDPmLCZW


 11:37:51  -  @LEGO_Group It only took me 32 years to finish the 8860, but I have an excuse... http://t.co/BYNcht5y #epic #lego #win http://t.co/H88oA5de


 11:22:12  -  @LEGO_Group It took me 32 years to build the 8860. But I have a reason... http://t.co/BYNcht5y #epic #lego #win :) http://t.co/a8MumvBl


 17:42 UTC  -  Maybe one of the reasons I love Lego is that I never had very much of it as a child. When everyone else got a space cruiser, I got the scout ship. If the new toy was a combine harvester, I got last years tractor. And so on. So it's no surprise that the 8860, the technic car chassis, was my geeklust. I was thankful for every present I got, but my parents couldn't afford it, so I did what my parents always said they did as children in this scenario – and go without! But, over the years, I've amassed enough Lego to build half of it – in mismatching colours, and alternate bricks – using the instruction book, I found as a PDF, online. So, 32 years later than advertised, I finally lived my boyhood dream of making the 8860. Fuller story on: http://legopunk.com/?q=node/202

Wednesday 23rd of January 2013


 15:54:41  -  The @BridportPrize is now open. Time to switch on the creative, imaginative, and talented part of my brain. Oh... wait...


 13:52:46  -  Not really an #html5logo spot, since I wrote the page, but am promoting #html5 it here http://t.co/UMdLiI19 with my social painting hack

Tuesday 22nd of January 2013


 10:27:06  -  #web #frameworks are like religions-you're obliged to accept everything at face value. Remove one doctrine and the belief system collapses.


 09:53:17  -  I know many unique creative world-class serial entrepreneurs, who're working with collaborative and strategic projects! http://t.co/TQL2Lm7M

Monday 21st of January 2013


 14:42:43  -  My #html5 (simple) paint program http://t.co/UMdLiI19 will get its first live demo at HTML5 Code Show at @GoogleCampus tonight at @TechHub


 12:58:32  -  Writing some #php for a change and it looks like #html_entity_decode is borked for many character entities. 5.3.3 isn't too old, either :(


 11:30:47  -  RT @importio: Tonight @importio, @bemyapp & @GoogleCampus are sponsoring HTML5 CodeShow London. We're also presenting. http://t.co/y ...


 10:54:37  -  Dear artists-here's a sneak preview of my HTML5 drawing app - http://t.co/TGK1OsJ1 (OSX/Chrome and mobile have issues, which I'm working on)


 09:58 UTC  -  Dear artists-here's a sneak preview of my HTML5 drawing app - http://sgxengine.com/graffiti (OSX/Chrome and mobile have issues, which I'm working on)

Sunday 20th of January 2013


 13:32:51  -  RT @cbetta: Corporate Hackathons: The Fine Line Between Engaging and Exploiting http://t.co/aoyF73Vi


 12:44:56  -  Having to use #git on #windows can be a painful process at times. At least the #comic code is now live on #github /me wipes brow

Saturday 19th of January 2013


 12:20:25  -  I now have a nicely structured #html5 build system. It might be only a script, but it brings nicely together the code, library, and assets:)

Friday 18th of January 2013


 16:52:11  -  If you're a tech person, please follow my brand new github page https://t.co/1CUGA7HP - thanks


 08:45:42  -  I dont mind if the train is this late, if I can get a seat and table in the morning.

Thursday 17th of January 2013


 12:40:00  -  @KommanderKlobb The second hardest part is admitting you made a mistake. Usually, by saying you're going to 'refactor it'.


 09:44:23  -  Dear #google - when searching for *free* clip art, shutterstock should not appear. Ever. Thanks!


 09:28 UTC  -  I seem to have won more money than I've earned, this week!

Wednesday 16th of January 2013


 17:17:25  -  Only 60 minutes before I leave for #LEGup - but I am hungry and thirsty... HINT :)


 15:23:08  -  So, #hmv has fallen. #blockbuster has fallen. #jessops has fallen. I wonder if #tesco will fall at the final fence?


 14:12:52  -  #Tesco have announced that traces of zebra have been found in some of their barcodes.


 12:21:10  -  I'm not sure if this is epic win, or epic fail... http://t.co/h2acsRZU

Tuesday 15th of January 2013


 09:38:02  -  I saw this sign on a language school, today - 'Learn Italian Lessons'. I'm not convinced that's what they mean... #irony #badenglish


 08:37 UTC  -  I saw this sign on a language school, today - 'Learn Italian Lessons'. I'm not convinced that's what they mean...

Monday 14th of January 2013


 18:59:49  -  I'm at Holborn Whippet (London) http://t.co/7vsNDHpP


 15:49:00  -  @gamasutra Reality 4 sure! http://t.co/eP7GOBUg works cross-platform &I heard they're working on the cloud bit to make game state persistent


 12:54:50  -  I've started added my #floss projects onto #github - including #ASCII #pacman using #curses - https://t.co/XLWiQhnS #arethereenoughhashtags

Sunday 13th of January 2013


 13:39:39  -  Good afternoon everyone! I've rebranded myself as the 'The Marquis de Geek', instead of the corporate 'Digiverse Media'. Same stuff, though!


 12:54 UTC  -  I owe Danny a beer!

Saturday 12th of January 2013


 11:42 UTC  -  Am still fretting over my rebranding :( So, by the end of the day I'm going to publish and be damned. Top candidates are currently corporalgeek, admiralgeek, ensigngeek, peerlessgeek, dukeofgeekdom, barongeek (I think baronessgeek sounds good, but I lack the appropriate chromosomes) and other such honorific titles... I even ventured into Latin with Rex and Magnus Dux references, but decided against it.

Friday 11th of January 2013


 17:38:05  -  Just fixed a major bug as 'Mission Impossible' came on the jukebox #synchronicity

Wednesday 9th of January 2013


 10:48:46  -  I apologize unreservedly to @FullersJohn @FullersTony and everyone else at Fullers for (ab)using London Pride in a shandy last night!

Tuesday 8th of January 2013


 21:14:48  -  Won the pub quiz at #fablondon yay us :) thanks @barbaracassani for the very easy quiz and chocolates ;)

Monday 7th of January 2013


 18:56:50  -  Am still in the office. This shouldn't be right :(


 11:30:43  -  Phone battery dead. I'm limiting to hard-wired interwebs #feelslike1999


 10:21:31  -  @traceyspencer @longball @claw0101 @FlagAndBell AFAIK, I'm still able to make it, yes!

Sunday 6th of January 2013


 20:59:34  -  Worst. Pizza. Evar. :( (@ The Italian Restaurant) http://t.co/4zbCAYMw


 17:51:28  -  Listening to holst, but can't work out which part is the planet suite, and which is star wars! (@ Barbican Centre) http://t.co/Sti66rge

Saturday 5th of January 2013


 15:05:39  -  @Liwella @DigiverseMedia You get a B- for the thought, to be upgraded to a B+ for attendance :)

Friday 4th of January 2013


 22:56:47  -  I'm at The Mucky Pup (Islington, Greater London) http://t.co/lIJh6DoK


 20:10:08  -  I'm at Earl of Essex (London) http://t.co/kDLCHQry


 17:15:58  -  @Michael_French does this include individuals and/or 2-man micro studios?


 09:21:39  -  My publisher has agreed to a 2nd edition of 'Smart Home Automation with #Linux and @Raspberry_Pi '! Ideas,suggestions & flames are welcome:)


 00:35:28  -  @numanofficial watching you on "I'm a pop star" and you have disproved the 'dont meet your idols' idea. You nailed the industry. thank you


 00:03:10  -  @_lemon I went with #3 because they tweeted back and provided the cheapest no-limits data plan

Thursday 3rd of January 2013


 18:50:02  -  @_lemon @TMobileUKhelp yep- I left last month for similar reasons. See tweet history for sorry ass details :(


 18:47:26  -  @tommomagic me too... Unfortunately I suspect it'll be at different places!


 18:45:24  -  RT @TheMacFixer: As an Amiga user way back, this Amiga Emulator is an incredible demo of the power of HTML5 and javascript: http://t.co/ ...


 13:08:11  -  I'm at Nordic Bar (London, UK) http://t.co/14WlLgFa


 13:08:11  -  I just ousted @adamgreenacre as the mayor of Nordic Bar on @foursquare! http://t.co/89Rtjkk8

Wednesday 2nd of January 2013


 08:30:28  -  In the new year,please spare a thought for the unfortunates in this world.The poor. The needy. Those of us starting back at work on the 2nd!