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Sundown 2014 - Postmortem

Sundown 2014 – Postmortem

For 3 days in June, we helped to run Sundown (DemoScene Party) down in sunny Budleigh Salterton. We’ve been doing this for a number of years now in conjunection with Ruairi Fullum (@rc55), Dan Barber (@danbee) and other helpers (Waffle, Ziphoid to name but two). This year was absolutely spot on, the atmosphere was buzzing...
Gadget Time: My Pebble Smartwatch

Gadget Time: My Pebble Smartwatch

Wearable technology has made some huge progress over the past 12 months, with fitness trackers like the Jawbone, FitBit, and SmartWatches like the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Kris manages to track down a Pebble from the USA and shares his experience with it
We won the hackathon at PHP UK Conference 2014!

We won the hackathon at PHP UK Conference 2014!

Coffee, Coding and Conferences – a story of our winning hackathon entry at PHPUK14.

Reducing memory usage on SBS servers

Learn to tune the exchange information store (store.exe) and WSUS databases to reduce the memory footprint on SBS servers

Quick’n’dirty exchange rule for marking .zip attachments as spam.

Setup a quick rule to mark .zip attachments as spam on your Exchange2010 server

How to upgrade Business Contact Manager 2010 to 2013 when the database tool doesn’t work

How to upgrade BCM2010 databases to 2013 manually
Sundown 2013 report

Sundown 2013 report

Kris and Hannah setup infrastructure for Sundown 2013
Vagrant - making development life easier!

Vagrant – making development life easier!

Vagrant has been on my radar for a while now (thanks to @jr261) and has been high on my list of things that I must try out. Well, thanks to Jeremy Quinton‘s excellent talk at this years PHP Conference I finally got around to giving it a spin. Overview Vagrant (through the power of virtualisation) ...

How to brick your Nexus 7

I have been playing around with Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 for a while, and decided yesterday to go back to stock android 4.2.2, so I downloaded the images from https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images and extracted the zip file to my PC. Restoring android 4.2.2 included in the package is a flash-all.bat file which contains all the commands...
Kris at the SpaceApps Hackathon

Kris at the SpaceApps Hackathon

SpaceApps is a global hackathon run by NASA which took place over the weekend of the 20/21st April 2013. Kris spent the weekend at the Met Office HQ in Exeter, one of 5 UK locations this year.
An example on deriving meaning from big(ish) data

An example on deriving meaning from big(ish) data

Kris demonstrates how important visualisation is when working with large datasets

Kris’ favourite android apps and games

Kris shows us his current favourite apps and games for android