Posts tagged with ‘programming’

  • Steer! An Experimental Canvas/Websocket Game

    28 April, 2017

    Left alone to look after a conference stand, Dan implements a browser-based video game prototype called Steer! in which...

  • DevCamp – have we really been doing this for 7 years?

    11 April, 2016

    For the last seven years, Dan's been attending Three Rings' annual DevCamp, a week-long hackathon especially for volunteers on...

  • Twee2 – Interactive Fiction Authoring for Geeks

    22 October, 2015

    To the complete lack of surprise of anybody who knows him, Dan found a single tiny flaw in a...

  • Calculating Pi (when you’re ill)

    14 June, 2015

    Dan's stuck in bed while he recovers following a medical issue. But while his body's recovering, he's been occupying...

  • A 2-year-old using a MacBook. Photograph copyright Donnie Ray Jones, used under Creative Commons license.

    Teaching Kids to Code – Why It Matters

    28 September, 2014

    Teaching children to program computers should be seen as being about making a new generation of computer programmers. It...

  • Dan reprogrammes Box One in a forest

    You Can’t Do It Alone!

    13 August, 2014

    Dan places his most-ambitious geocache to date: a cache that requires two people to find it - on different...

  • A hanged man being quartered by his executioner.

    The Hardest Hangman

    15 December, 2013

    What's the hardest possible word to guess in Hangman? Many have wondered, but Dan felt the need to find...

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    New Volunteers for Three Rings

    8 July, 2013

    Following their weekend in Jersey, Dan, Ruth and JTA went off to Malvern to train three new Three Rings...

  • Craziest Internet Explorer Bug Ever?

    6 November, 2012

    Dan discovers a crazy little bug in Internet Explorer 8 and below, and complains loudly about it. Bloody IE.

  • Lucy 173's birthday is in 13/1 days.

    Lucy’s Birthday

    9 October, 2012

    Dan's ended up really busy again, but he's found time to share a bug in a development version of...

  • KeePass for Opera

    17 June, 2012

    Dan develops a browser plugin for Opera to allow the KeePass Password Safe to work with Opera 12+, after...

  • On This Day In 2004

    27 April, 2012

    On this day in 2004, Dan finally handed in his dissertation on the subject of Three Rings. Since then,...

  • My head

    Moving Things Around With CSS Transitions

    17 April, 2012

    The "pop-up head" in the top-left hand corner of the page is powered entirely by CSS: no Javascript is...

  • On This Day In 2011

    3 February, 2012

    As part of the On This Day series, Dan looks back over the last year that he's been running...

  • On This Day In 2003

    9 July, 2011

    Dan looks back on the very first time he juggled flaming clubs, and wraps this up in the story...

  • Too Ruby

    27 February, 2011

    If the Ruby programming language were a chef, it would make the best tie dyed cakes in the world....

  • Free Deed Poll Generator

    3 February, 2011

    Generate yourself a legally-valid UK deed poll to change your name... completely free! A new, open-source project by Dan...

  • They Say that Programmers Never Die

    17 January, 2011

    Dan writes poetry using programming languages, and wonders whether or not any of the code he's written in his...

  • Parsing XML as JSON

    13 October, 2010

    This morning, I got an instant message from a programmer who’s getting deeply into their Ajax recently. The conversation...

  • The Modern Programmer’s Dictionary

    21 September, 2010

    In the field of  software development, there’s always something new to learn. Whether it’s a new language, framework, API...

  • AbNib

    22 July, 2003

    I’m almost ready to launch AbNib (main site may be down during development, but try the temporary mirror), a...

  • Hawaii

    5 July, 2003

    I’m scared. Kit is researching the laws governing marriage in Hawaii, and I’m not exactly sure why. “Hey; you...

  • Back From Lancashire

    30 June, 2003

    Spent the last four days in Lancashire and elsewhere in the North of England, visiting my folks (among other...

  • Claire’s Back

    23 June, 2003

    =o) Last night was fun. After spending most of a day hacking into the BBC’s weather centre (I wanted...

  • Dreadful Deadlines

    19 June, 2003

    Just been working like a demon towards a 13:00 deadline this afternoon, delivering a piece of software to a...

  • Makes You Feel Stupid

    13 June, 2003

    Don’t you feel really stupid when you plan to go via somewhere on the way to somewhere else, and...

  • Scatmania Launched

    10 June, 2003

    Well; I finally did it. I finally got myself a weblog. After weeks of peer pressure by such friends...

  • New Site Preps For Launch

    16 January, 2002

    The new version of is under full developmental swing… and within a week or two it’ll be uploaded....

  • Project AngelPlanet Publicly Announced

    20 May, 2001

    The boys behind have got something new up their sleeves… it’ll be coming soon, and you can expect...

  • Secret Project

    24 April, 2001

    The boys behind have got something new up their sleeves… it’ll be coming soon, and you can expect...