Pocketcasts/BeardedSpice fix đź’š

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So I like to listen to podcasts while at work. Nope, I don't find it distracting if it's specific podcasts. I like the background noise…

Lets Encrypt

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I wasn't really planning anything, but I noticed that my about was a bit out of date and I've been wanting to get Let's Encrypt installed…

Next Steps

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TL;DR: I'm joining Overleaf. I'm sticking around in Portsmouth for a bit, but moving to London soonish™. Huge thanks to Radweb for the…

Safari SVG/jQuery bug workaround

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Recently at work we've switched over to using a SVG icon set on our Backbone project. This caused a strange bug where clicking directly on…

Fixing Apache On Yosemite

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So it's that time of year: upgrading OSX and fixing all the Apache brokenness that inevitably follows. These are just some quick notes on…

Goodwood 2014

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Me and my dad have been watching F1 for about as long as I can remember. We've been to Goodwood's Festival of Speed event a couple of times…

Exciting News

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I haven't blogged in a while, which seems to be the way I start every post here... If you've visited my nameplate (alasdairsmith.org.uk…

WikiVLE open sourced!

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WikiVLE is a Virtual Learning Environment that I built for my Web Client & Server coursework in Winter/Spring 2012 It's a VLE based around…

Government Sponsored Identity Apis

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I came across this interesting article on O'Reilly Radar yesterday about gov.uk, the new (beta-ish) upgrade to direct.gov.uk. It's mostly…

A Very SnICE Summer

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Cross posted from my Kandersteg blog. For all of my photos, check it out. Ed.'s note: Posterous shut down on 30th April 2013, so this blog…

Back To The 'Steg

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Cross-posted from my Kandersteg blog. Ed.'s note: Posterous shut down on 30th April 2013, so this blog was discontinued. I may try to revive…

Githubbing Science And Reputation

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(Image from xkcd.com) I wrote last month about making science into a open-source software project, which discusses the pros and cons of…

Placement

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Ed's note: I got hired! See my update post. This post is intended as unashamed self promotion for my placement year in the computing…

Kenya 2006

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I was cleaning out some photos on my computer today, and I stumbled across some of my photos from my trip to Kenya way back in 2006. I went…

Referencing: A Student's nightmare

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So it's late at night and I'm still annoyed from earlier about referencing - you may have seen my tweets, which were less than courteous…

3 Months Of Awesome [cross post]

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Cross-posted from kandersteg.posterous.com Here's the last couple photos that I've got from the summer. This is from my Overnight Climbing…