Android development talk

On Thursday 10th May, I was asked to present a small talk on android development. I have not been coding android for very long, but I had learned enough to get background services working and activities not popping up where they should be. The slides won’t be as complete without my talk, but they should […]

Viral Marketing

I’ve been slowly writing up a skills bank for the Lancaster Award and while finding something for organisation I came across the old working documents for a viral marketing campaign I ran in my first intro week as president of the Computing Society. I was trying to attract more people to the academic side so […]

Fountain code – solution

The solution to the Fountain code challenge is up on my Github page at . Thank to all who attempted the challenge! C

Code Golf

CSLU did code golf today. I did 1 and a half tasks, which were: Output the first 100 prime numbers Output e to 100 decimal places Prime numbers I’m quite proud of this, I managed to do this in 55 characters initially but then after some collaboration with the rest of the club shrunk it […]

Fountain code challenge

For the second term of the 2011/2012 academic year I’ve made a small challenge for members of CSLU. Details are found on the PDF. Good luck. P.S a bit of background reading can be found here. PDF: CSLU Lent Challenge EDIT: Document has been updated with some clarifications.

Programming languages course

So I ran a talk on learning programming languages last week. It was the second time I had done that particular talk, and in this case the hardware setup went smoothly – as it was done by Stephen Wattam the CSLU VP. We had a pretty good turn out, mostly of year year undergraduate students […]

CSLU Demo Prep

Well, this is getting rather fun, but quite time consuming. My alarm clock is ticking away and my sleep time dwindling as I type, but I just don;t feel the urge to sleep yet. I’ve got a talk/demo I’m preparing for Wednesday for CSLU and it is getting bigger and bigger workload wise. I’m hoping […]

Blogs and Wonder

Hello! I have got the barebones of a new site up at so go and have a bit of a browse! Also the Lancaster Computing Society has a development blog up! Find it at Short post from me, all developmenty stuff is going on the Computing Society blog. C