I'm in the process of setting up a new laptop and need to wait for the giant Dropbox sync. Getting Windows 10 to stop sleeping when locked required two different registry hacks. In 2018 :(

Generalized Presentation

Building a Turing Machine in PowerPoint, without using macros, a truly an amazing feat.

For some unfathomable reason, Bedfordshire (the area in which I grew up) grows some of the hottest chilli peppers in the world, all created by Salvatore Genovese.

Chasing Waterfalls

It's long been known that waterfall is the superior model for developing software, and we finally (~12 years ago, but probably didn't hit its schedule) have a conference to discuss these important techniques.

I've updated my 2018 reading list to include my June and July picks.

If you have a SnapScan S1300 (very excellent document scanner) and can't get it to work under Windows 10, try following these instructions

Giant Lego

This is a genius idea - using a 3D printer to make giant versions of classic Lego sets.

MousePoint is a fun little progressive clicker game that subverts the actual clicking aspect. It's a pretty short play (about 6 minutes), but a lovely example of the genre.

Ideally MySQL include this in a future version of mysqldump, but here's a neat little utility to split extended inserts into one row per line. This allows you to use extended inserts (for much faster importing of large tables) while having the ability to grep and diff rows easily.

Idea Instructions

Software algorithms as Ikea instruction manuals.

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