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A couple of Derby Photos.

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Not been doing much lately other than skating and working. Here’s a couple of photos.

Firstly a random shot of me at training. As you can see I’m somewhat thinner than I used to be. But I still have a lot of size to lose. That’s next year’s work!

Derby practice Oct 2014.

This photo shows some “Derby Kisses”. I like to backward block but some of my team mates have very pointy shoulders and I seem to bruise easily around my shoulders.

Some of my team mates have pointy shoulders!

Some of my team mates have pointy shoulders!

One of my favourite books is coming to Radio 4

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

You should recognise the two cops!

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


Setting up a GIT server on OSX using the Command Line

Monday, August 27th, 2012

I do a lot of my development these days in VMs (various OSes), one for each project. I have two different physical machines I work on, my iMac and my MacBook. Today I finally got around to setting up a git server on the iMac (its backed up with Timemachine) to make code sharing across machines, virtual and real, easier. Since I’m in the office at work I did it all remotely on the command line over ssh. (more…)

The BBC Model B Microcomputer keyboard – How it works

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

As part of my BBC Micro PC project (more about this later) I need to turn the keyboard in a BBC Micro in to a USB hid device. I could just rip the insides out of a PC USB keyboard and solder wires on to the back off all the key switches but that seems somewhat messy. So I decided to design a micro-controller circuit to read the keyboard and to appear as a standard USB HID device. The neatest solution is to have the micro-controller drivng the keyboard circuitry the same was as the BBC Micro main board does. This post explains how the keyboard circuit works. (more…)