Index

2021

REVIEW: Tokyo Chronos

3 minute read

One thing I’ve done during this Bank Holiday weekend is to finally finish Tokyo Chronos. It’s taken about three months of intermittent play to see all the endings and unlock the true ending. But it was worth it!

REVIEW: Oculus Quest 2

3 minute read

My first taste of VR was a cheap plastic Google Cardboard headset. The Quest 2 is the real deal. After 4 months I confidently say it is worth it, and exceeds expectations.

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2019

Magical Machine Learning

1 minute read

CGP Grey’s video describes a fundamental thing about machine learning that I find interesting: regarding neural networks specifically, even though we may understand the process of training them so that they will produce a correct result, we can’t really explain their “thought ...

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2018

Codewars

less than 1 minute read

I joined Codewars just over two weeks ago, on the 17th last month, and it’s been a lot of fun! I’ve been focusing on Ruby because it’s what Makers is interested in but it’s OK, I feel like I could switch to JavaScript just as easily if the situation required it - having comple...

Jekyll Static Sites and the Search for a CMS

2 minute read

Jekyll is wonderful. When GitHub Pages launched, it was exactly what I was looking for. What I felt was missing was decent CMS for writing, managing and updating posts. I found it was awkward having to write, commit and push to GitHub everytime I wanted to post something on m...

Talking My Way Out Of An Internship

1 minute read

So I did get feedback on that Technology Internship I applied for. I thought the video interview went well. In a sense it did but it seems I talked my way out of the job :(

Failing Faster

2 minute read

That’s not pessimism talking. A long time ago, an Extra Credits episode introduced me to the idea. It’s an idea that really resonates with me because I feel that it identifies my greatest flaw.

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2016

Thoughts on the TV License

1 minute read

The “number of televisions”* line got my attention. It was in a comment on a Facebook post that was talking about the TV License. If anyone cares, here are my thoughts - as a Brit living in London, UK who feels that the TV Licence is worth it. If I say anything that’s inaccura...

TECH: VR Headsets

3 minute read

More than the mere virtual reality proclaimed by industry commentators, we’ve segued in a big way into augmented reality with the massive success of Pokémon Go. More accurately, this has been the year of alternate realities.

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2015

REVIEW: The Park (no spoilers)

2 minute read

I did actually preorder this game so I got it on launch day and spent a few hours with it. I guess Funcom can’t be accused of misrepresentation - the second sentence of the description on the game’s Steam page states it clearly enough: “The Park is a one to two hour long… expe...

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