The Cracker Fairy

Growing up, my family didn’t just have Santa, we had an extra little thing, something that I didn’t know until I was quite a bit older, was unique to my family.  We also had, The Cracker Fairy. In Great Britain and some members of the common wealth, crackers are a traditional part of Christmas.  You

Hudud and Escape, a novel by Andy Barratt

On the 4th of November, I spotted a strange term trending on Google+, “#nanowrimo2012”.  I had no idea what it was or how much I would find myself tagging posts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ with #nanowrimo after I found out exactly what was going on. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month.  The

NME Radio Player

My brother’s complaining that he can’t listen to NME Radio. I’m wondering if this might be because they’re trying to use an overly fancy radio player on their site. In case that’s the case, here’s a basic HTML5 NME radio player: Update: Confirmed, he is able to listen now. Update2: It’s also suspected that NME’s

My Favourite Area

This morning it was raining on my walk to work.  Now it often rains and whilst I find it depressing, I am generally used to it however this morning, the rain was cold, harsh, unyielding and most importantly, its angle fell directly upon my upper legs as they lifted one at a time in my 30 minute

Google Maps has its oddities too

While we’re all jumping on the band wagon of pointing out that iOS6 Maps having bad maps (it does by the way, truly awful maps), let’s not forget that no body is perfect… Not the first issue that I’ve found on Google Maps, let’s not forget what I found on a TomTom satnav a while

How to block Farmville 2 Notifications on Facebook

So a new version of Farmville 2 has been driving me mad with notifications on Facebook.  Here’s how to block them. Just go to http://www.facebook.com/appcenter/farmville-two and click that Block button. For the sake of your own sanity, do it now! Can’t do it now?  Add it to your To Do list on http://www.myagilityboard.com

Graduation Garden Party

I graduated recently, here’s a photo taken from the balcony of the school of computing.  Nine exposures are used in this picture and its resolution is 76.06 megapixels.