New touchscreen and web game in one

<![CDATA[I've always been a fan of developing desktop and kiosk applications in Flash. Many people see it as a web-only technology, but over the years it has matured into a very capable programming language. And if you add on a third party extension such as Zinc or mProjector, Flash has all the file/registry/device capabilities ofContinue reading “New touchscreen and web game in one”

s1jobs shortlisted for technical innovation award

s1jobs has been named as a finalist in the 2009 Onrec Awards in the category of Best Technical Innovation. The nomination — which is the first ever technical award nomination for s1 — recognises the huge technical advances made with the new site. From a UI point of view, we ripped the site up andContinue reading “s1jobs shortlisted for technical innovation award”

Weather station web-publishing software

<![CDATA[Since I stuck my weather station online back in May I’ve had a number of enquiries about the software I’m using to publish results to the web. My long term plan is to make my software freely available for anyone to use, but at the moment I’m just too busy to write the tutorials andContinue reading “Weather station web-publishing software”

Weekend project: Weather Station

<![CDATA[This weekend I put together a wee project I’d been thinking about for a while — a web-enabled weather station in my back garden. Ever since I moved out of the city a few years ago I’ve taken a greater interest in the weather. When we moved into our new house in Elderslie I noticedContinue reading “Weekend project: Weather Station”

Weekend project: Alternative OS

<![CDATA[Ever since I packed away my old Amiga A1200 I've been a Windows user. Starting from Windows 3.0 I've been through virtually all the evolutions — 3.1, Windows for Workgroups, NT, 95, 98, ME (eek!), 2000, XP and Vista. I've always favoured the universal nature of windows, with a tool for every conceivable task, overContinue reading “Weekend project: Alternative OS”

Weekend Project: Patching AppleTV Take 2

<![CDATA[When I was in New York last summer I picked up an AppleTV set top box. Personally I think it’s the bargain of the century — for £200 I got a fast, virtually silent, easy-to-use replacement for my noisy old Windows Media Centre PC. Best of all, I managed to sell the old Media CentreContinue reading “Weekend Project: Patching AppleTV Take 2”

Weekend project: Adding a cycle computer to my Ludix Blaster

<![CDATA[A few weeks ago I bought a Peugeot Ludix Blaster RS12 scooter. It’s really just to get me to work and back. Between parking and petrol, taking my car to work was costing me about £9 a day (£4.50 petrol + £4.50 parking, and that doesn’t account for tyres, petrol, servicing, etc). The scooter isn’tContinue reading “Weekend project: Adding a cycle computer to my Ludix Blaster”

s1jobs scores 9 out of 10 in independent review

<![CDATA[s1jobs.com, the recruitment site I've been working on since 2001, has just been independently reviewed by WhatJobSite.com. The "secret shopper" review was conducted without our knowledge and the first we knew of it was when we saw the results published earlier this month. The site got a lot of praise, in particular for the emergingContinue reading “s1jobs scores 9 out of 10 in independent review”