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IGGI Symposium 2014

Between the 16th and 18th of September I attended the IGGI Symposium at the University of York as one of the first 12 students accepted for the programme.  The organisers managed to bring together great names in Br…

C++ fstream - use "\n" instead of std::endl

tl;dr; version: If you have to write a lot of lines to a file and time is of the essence in your C++ code, don't use std::endl to print a line delimiter. Use a simple "\n" instead. Why? Story time When coding, you …

Making a standard, static website more fun with AJAX!

You have a website. It has links. Clicking on a link tells the browser to drop everything it has and get a completely new set of data. That data can include headers, menus, footers, essentially things that the old page…

Software I use (and why!) - July 2014

Introduction I use software. You use software too! You're using one right now to read this (unless, for some unknown reason, you decided to print this page). I've decided to write down what I use on a regular basis fo…

Housing Scams - Stories

Once upon a time I was in the frantic search for a place to live in London. I only needed a roof over my head for 6 weeks, but those 6 weeks were right before the London Olympics of 2012. Short-term rents that are not …

Selling stuff (mostly books) + Some book series reviews

Hi everyone! I'm selling a lot of my stuff to clear up space. Most of the things I'm selling are books (good state, pretty cheap too). Obviously, collection is the best choice by far, although I can ship them via post…