Archive for the ‘Geek’ Category

Wuthering Bytes 2014 Talk – SPI and I2C

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


Here are the slides to the SPI and I2C talk I gave at Wuthering Bytes 2014 at Hebden Bridge, here in the UK.

WutheringBytes 2014 Talk – Linux Bootloaders and Kernel Config

Saturday, August 16th, 2014


Here are the slides to the Loaders talk I gave at Wuthering Bytes 2014 at Hebden Bridge, here in the UK.

What not do to in customer service

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

So I upgraded my iPad to iOS7 and had a hick up. It reset my iTunes library. When I tried to restore some of the content by re downloading it some was missing. This isn’t the issue. The issue is what happened when I queried this with Apple…

Wuthering Bytes 2013 Talk – A Basic Introduction to Interfacing for the Hardware Curious

Saturday, September 14th, 2013


Here are the slides to the talk I gave at Wuthering Bytes 2013 at Hebden Bridge, here in the UK.

Apple bluetooth keyboard and iPad

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

For Christmas my partner bought me an Apple bluetooth keyboard to go with my iPad Mini together with my other Apple devices (I am such a fan-girl). Since then I’ve been playing with it and finding out just how much I can control with it.

iPad Mini and Apple Bluetooth keyboard

iPad Mini and Apple Bluetooth keyboard


Changing the IP address for OS X’s shared network

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

When I’m developing software on small and embedded devices I tend to network them by using a CAT-6 cable between a network port on my Mac and the device and enable Internet Sharing via System Preferences. Unfortunately OS X always selects as the network address and this may class with other networks on your network. Recently I found out how to change this. (more…)

OSH Camp 2012 – Flickr Group

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

There is a Flickr group for the Open Source Hardware User Group (OSHUG) and photos from this years camp have been uploaded to it. The photos below are courtesy of Carrier Detect. The group can be found at

Me speaking

Hippiegunnut interfacing to her Pi

OSHCamp 2012 Talk – Developing Linux on Embedded Devices Slides

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Here are the slides to the talk I gave at Open Source Hardware Camp 2012 here in the UK.

Release script for SVN

Friday, June 8th, 2012

I am currently working on a project that comprises several components individually managed in SVN. These components are built and then linked in to the final binary. To makes things easier I wrote a release script that creates an editable commit message with the SVN revisions of the components and commits the final binary. I thought it might be useful to others so generalised it.

The Sleeper Awakens

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

This will be my first blog post in a very long time. Life has been busy and, in my day job, productive. Unfortunately this has meant that activities outside of work have been somewhat curtailed. But today I am ‘bunking off’ early as it is the monthly PHP NW meeting in Manchester so I am on a train heading across the country to it. This is giving me a chance to write this! (more…)