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...
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.
The Great Gorillas are here!

The Great Gorillas are here!

Look what turned up outside our office in southernhay! Find out more about the Great Gorillas project at www.greatgorillas.org.uk/gorillas
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.
Innovation Fitness tool goes public

Innovation Fitness tool goes public

We've been working with the University of Exeter's Business School in developing a tool, which helps to evaluate a company’s capabilities based on research by the Centre for Innovation & Service Research.
Kris returns from his trip to Iceland

Kris returns from his trip to Iceland

Kris explores Iceland, sees volcanoes, drinks glacier water, and manages to avoid listening to any Bjork.
Switch support charity trek in aid of CLAPA

Switch support charity trek in aid of CLAPA

Switch System's Jay Bush, and his wife Lisa-Marie took up the challenge of the Nepalese Annapurna Circuit trek just before christmas 2012. We donated £500 to the CLAPA charity, and the pair have raised over £1000 in total. This is the story of their trek.
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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...

A Little Rant at PHP Conference Videos

Reviewing the videos from London’s PHP Conference 2012 was, at times, a frustrating experience – interesting talks with little frame of reference as speakers gesticulated towards projector screens just out of shot and videos cut to unrelated slides or those from some point some time past in the presentation. Now it’s 2013. “It’ll be better”,...
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

Changing Chicken Coops

Jay updates his chicken coop.

Lubuntu to the Rescue

Making the most out of older (slower) hardware...

Secure South West Conference 2013 #SSW2013

Aiming to bring a flavour of established IT Security events from the major centres down to the South West, Tom, Jay and Hannah made the short trip down to the Robbins Conference Centre in Plymouth to check out this free event organised by the University of Plymouth. Website here. Talks A lot on content was...

A better way of finding your images for Rock Solid Race / Escot Park 2013

A one-page gallery of RockSoildRace pictures to allow you to buy your photos from DirtyGreenTrainers without having to scroll through hundreds of pages...
A reminder about the retirement of Small Business Server ...

A reminder about the retirement of Small Business Server …

Plan your Small Business Server upgrade before it's too late!
Innovation Fitness tool goes public

Innovation Fitness tool goes public

We've been working with the University of Exeter's Business School in developing a tool, which helps to evaluate a company’s capabilities based on research by the Centre for Innovation & Service Research.