NASA SpaceApps 2015 - Visualising the International Space Station

NASA SpaceApps 2015 – Visualising the International Space Station

This year's Space Apps Hackathon saw me (Kris Sum) teaming up with Jon Day (ex-SwitchSystems staff), Jamie Reynolds (BelieveIn Design) and Boris Tane (Engineering student).
Building a voting system with a Raspberry Pi

Building a voting system with a Raspberry Pi

Our pals over at @joypadbar had an idea for a new retro video gaming night – Video Game Democracy – a change to settle age old gaming arguments by voting on which games should get played next. Sonic vs Mario, Street Fighter vs Mortal Kombat, Pacman vs Donkey Kong –...
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.
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Sundown 2013 report

Sundown 2013 report

Kris and Hannah setup infrastructure for Sundown 2013
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
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...