Posts Tagged ‘github’

Originally posted internally 6 Jan 2016: I’d meant to post this before the Christmas break as a guide to things to tinker with over the break, but then I hit the point where pretty much everybody seemed to already be on leave, and it was clearly too late…. So Happy New Year, if you’re not already […]


This was originally published internally on 4 Dec 2015, my 4th day at CSC: My first few days have made me think carefully about where I see value. This is what’s emerging: I value code with documentation, samples and examples more than just code, because code with documentation, samples and examples gives us a repeatable […]


A colleague asked me the other day how to get started with GitHub on a Windows machine, and I ended up doing a quick screen share to show him my usual setup. Thinking that it’s likely a common question I’ve put together a quick screencast of installing Git Bash and Atom on Windows, and using […]


I’m a big fan of Github Gist, as it’s an excellent way to store fragments of code and config. Whatever I feel I can make public I do, and all of that stuff is easily searchable. A bunch of my gists are private, sometimes because they contain proprietary information, sometime because they’re for something so […]


Two years ago I took my son along to Maker Faire UK in Newcastle (which is where I grew up). This year the whole family came along. Whilst I queued with the kids for the ‘laser caper'[1] my wife went along to a talk by Clive from the Raspberry Pi Team. I can’t blame her […]


In part 1 of this series I looked at ladder board, and in the next part I plan to review the Gertboard. This post is about Quick2Wire‘s boards, where I’ve been fortunate enough to try out some alpha and beta samples. Quick2Wire concept There’s an interface board that connects to the general purpose input output […]