What I use in my craft

This article aims to be a list of many of the tools I use for various areas of my software development workflow, in the hope that they help others. I'll try and keep it updated when I find new stuff worth sharing.

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Posted on Thursday 13 June 2019 at 12:34 | author icon | comment icon no comments yet

Environment configuration with React & Nginx

How do you deploy a webpack-generated React+Nginx app to different environments, while allowing it to be configured with different service endpoints? Read on to explore the options, and, in my opinion, the cleanest solution.

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Posted on Thursday 13 June 2019 at 08:07 | author icon | comment icon no comments yet

Using Docker on a Raspberry Pi as an IoT hub

This should roughly guide you (albeit on a meandering path), through the process of getting a Raspberry Pi (3) up and running with Docker, and using a simple Docker-contained toolset, create your own data & control hub for the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).

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Posted on Thursday 11 August 2016 at 20:02 | author icon | comment icon no comments yet

Why I turned off merged SMS & IM in Hangouts 2.1.076

Having just updated the Google Hangouts app (and being in a blogging mood), here are my thoughts about the new merged conversations feature.

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Posted on Thursday 24 April 2014 at 22:12 | author icon | comment icon no comments yet

Why Nest themostats might fail in the UK

I'll explore the different options we have in the UK, but since we don't have air conditioning here, will the Nest have enough information to use to help us out?

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Posted on Thursday 24 April 2014 at 20:37 | author icon | comment icon no comments yet

Espruino - JavaScript Microcontroller

The newest Kickstarter project for a micro-controller board (a la Arduino/Raspberry Pi) but with JavaScript as it's core sketching language.

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Posted on Sunday 15 September 2013 at 16:35 | author icon | comment icon no comments yet

Deploying to Heroku using a Git branch

A simple method of deploying a webapp to Heroku without being afraid of publishing your database credentials

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Posted on Saturday 7 September 2013 at 22:57 | author icon | comment icon no comments yet

Always-online consoles

With both the PS4 and new Xbox consoles being rumoured to require an always-on Internet connection, what does that mean for your games in a few years?

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Posted on Thursday 25 April 2013 at 23:23 | author icon | comment icon no comments yet

CSS table-row creates a table on-the-fly

A strange issue with the way browsers render CSS table-row elements

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Posted on Tuesday 12 March 2013 at 22:28 | author icon | comment icon 1 comment

First impressions of Google's Project Glass

Just a few comments about Project Glass after watching the concept video and seeing a few photos

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Posted on Friday 6 April 2012 at 16:58 | author icon | comment icon no comments yet

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