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26th February 2014

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Encrypted phone calls and messages for Android

Encrypted phone calls and messages for Android

WhisperSystems:

Our projects are focused on creating simple and easy-to-use tools for secure mobile communication and secure mobile storage.

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22nd February 2014

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Tips for running a successful Kickstarter project

Tips for running a successful Kickstarter project

http://lindaliukas.tumblr.com/post/77372344314/my-childrens-book-on-technology-raised-100k-within-24

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19th January 2014

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It’s the little things that keep us strong…View Post

It’s the little things that keep us strong…

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15th January 2014

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HP Chromebook 14 + DigitalOcean (and Ubuntu) = ProductivityAlthough I still use my desktop replacement (i.e., little-to-no battery life) for a good chunk of…View Post

HP Chromebook 14 + DigitalOcean (and Ubuntu) = Productivity

Although I still use my desktop replacement (i.e., little-to-no battery life) for a good chunk of…

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30th November 2013

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28th November 2013

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TBC* - A talk on giving talks

At Code Cumbria last night I gave a talk on giving talks. Here are the details: http://bit.ly/1hkotdv

Here’s the slides from a talk I gave at Code Cumbria last night:

I believe giving talks is an important way to teach – and learn! – and I’m trying to encourage all Code Cumbriansto try their hand at it at least once. We’ve even mulled over the idea of…

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5th October 2013

Photo reblogged from Deryck Hodge with 5 notes

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davepress:

Breaking Bad Fan group places paid obituary for Walter White at ABQJournal Online.

So cool that the paper went along with this (even if it was a paid obit).

hodgeblot:

davepress:

Breaking Bad Fan group places paid obituary for Walter White at ABQJournal Online.

So cool that the paper went along with this (even if it was a paid obit).

Source: abqjournal.com

12th September 2013

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Playing with Coder (on Ubuntu)

Instructions for running Coder from Google Creative Labs on Ubuntu (no Raspberry Pi required)

Coder from Google Creative Lab looks really interesting:

Now I’ve got a Raspberry Pi, and I will set this up for my kids to try out, but I wanted to try it out now (and downloading ~1GB on my rural ADSL connection takes time).

Coder itself is Node.js, so…

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6th September 2013

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Writing better commit messages

I was browsing Twitter last night when Thoughbot linked to their post about commit messages.

This was quite timely as my team has been thinking about improving the process of creating our release notes, and it has been proposed that we generate them…

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5th August 2013

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Involve me, I understand

Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand. — Chinese proverb

Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand. — Chinese proverb

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