Tag Archives: Programming

Hello Pace

After leaving IBM I’ve joined Pace at their Belfast office. It is quite a change of IT sectors, though still the same sort of job. Software development seems to have a lot in common no matter which industry it is for. … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Genius Programmer

YouTube recently suggested this video to me, being several years old you may have seen it, but if you haven’t then I also recommend watching it. It is an interesting talk on the idea of a genius programmer, and will … Continue reading

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Arduino talking to an I2C LCD display

I had a spare Matrix Orbital 20×4 character LCD floating about so I decided to try and connect it up to my Arduino. The display is a LK204-25, which is a brilliant little serial display, with support for a 25 … Continue reading

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process forking in perl

This is a very geeky topic, but I was having a conversation at work today with someone who was trying to do several really simple things in parallel in perl because they didn’t want to wait several minutes for each … Continue reading

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Arduino 1-wire temperature sensors

So you have played a bit with your Arduino, and have heard about other people using it to monitor the temperature, but weren’t sure how they did it – Here is how I did. Maxim make a very simple 1-wire … Continue reading

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App Inventor for Android

Saw this recently on the Google blog: App Inventor is a new tool in Google Labs that makes it easy for anyone—programmers and non-programmers, professionals and students—to create mobile applications for Android-powered devices. And today, we’re extending invitations to the … Continue reading

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