March 20th, 2015

A PascalDE success story

A few weeks ago, someone contacted me on my site's email address for help with PascalDE. This was a great surprise - I have never had someone contact me personally about one of my projects before. After helping him with his problem (how to compile code with Free Pascal), I found out he was a teacher in a Mexican secondary school and is using my application to teach his students Pascal. MORE

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February 5th, 2015

My first real web project

I never took the web modules on my undergraduate university course, which I kind of regret now as my interests have shifted more from game development to application development. At the University of York I took the Service-Oriented Architecture module. For our assessment I had to create a Java web service to provide a Twitter-like social network. We also had to make a client for users to interact with the service. MORE

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February 4th, 2015

Theme Hospital on Windows 8

A couple of weeks ago EA released Bullfrog's Theme Hospital for free on Origin. This was awesome news, even though I had already picked it up on Theme Hospital was a childhood favourite. I never got into the "modern" release of the game because it was the DOSBox version and seemed to be locked to a poor resolution and old sound effects. I remembered the Windows port I owned had higher quality music. MORE

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December 4th, 2014

Dragon Age Inquisition is a breath of fresh air

Lets face it, 2014 hasn't been a great year for AAA games. Watch Dogs was a bit of a let down (though I still enjoyed it), Destiny was a big disappointment in the story department and gameplay variation, Assassin's Creed Unity has been plagued with bugs, and The Master Chief Collection is a complete mess. Seriously, I share no common ground with 343i sympathisers. The MCC should have never released in the state it is in, both the single player and multiplayer are broken and the studio has a lot to answer for. MORE

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October 26th, 2014

How to reference with Bi­bla­tex and TeXworks

I am now at the University of York, studying for a MSc in Advanced Computer Science. It has been interesting to see how different universities do different things. An example of this is report writing. Before York I had never heard of LaTeX (pronounced lay-tech). MORE

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October 14th, 2014

PascalDE available to download!

I've finally gotten around to making sure PascalDE is ready to download. For those who don't know, PascalDE is my final year project software from the University of Hull. It is a code editor and IDE for the Pascal programming language. You can read more and see screenshots on my portfolio page or in previous blog posts. MORE

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October 5th, 2014

My USA Roadtrip 2014 Part 1

In the summer of 2013 my friend Danny Brown and I started to think about going on an epic road trip around the west coast of California. A year later we took our 4 week trip and visited Flagstaff in Arizona, Las Vegas in Nevada, and Los Angeles and San Francisco in California (among other stops). The trip was originally our friend Russell's idea, as he wanted to see the group Nine Inch Nails play at the Hollywood Bowl. Unfortunately he couldn't come with us, but by coincidence, we were still in LA when the show took place. In this blog post, I'm going to try and account some of the things we did and saw. MORE

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