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    by  • April 9, 2014 • Journal • 0 Comments

    Recently I have been helping my sister set up her website and thus am shamelessly touting it here. She is a woven textile designer with a keen eye for colours. If you secretly have a passion for textiles and weaving as well as technology, be sure to check it out. http://www.StephaniePfister.com

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    5 Easy ways to take better photos

    by  • March 21, 2014 • Journal, Photography • 0 Comments

    Ever looked at your photos and thought they looked dull, or given a 5hr photo slide from a holiday which bored everyone to death. Here’s some easy tips to try out to make interesting and quirky photos. 1. Tell a story One of the easiest things to think about when taking a photo is...

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    Counting down till Christmas with Cake

    by  • December 21, 2013 • Cake • 1 Comment

    It’s been a busy few months! For the most part I even forgot to blog, so this is a whistle-stop tour of what I’ve been doing the last few months (cake!). In honour of this I have compressed all my cake adventures into one blog post. Cake truly is a wonderful thing!

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    Immutable objects in .Net

    by  • September 27, 2013 • .Net, Programming • 0 Comments

    For years there has been an ever growing Elephant in the room for most programming languages; concurrency and multithreading. Most underlying languages implement the concept of threads allowing concurrent tasks however most languages did not implement, or implement an easy approach to share data between threads. For concurrency there are really two types of...

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    Surface 2, fixing all but the glaring issues

    by  • September 26, 2013 • Journal • 0 Comments

    The Microsoft Surface RT tablet was introduced around a year ago as Microsofts direct competitor to the iPad. It featured premium hardware in a compact body and ran Windows RT. The tablet was offered with a range of accessories with a choice of colours. From the press releases and peoples initial hands on reviews,...

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    Diving into the .Net JIT engine

    by  • July 19, 2013 • .Net, Programming • 0 Comments

    Managed development using .Net has always been akin to the concept of ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ where code reuse and using the tools are concerned. Most .Net developers are happily content with the .Net compilers performance however in the embedded space, eecking out the tiniest piece of performance is sometimes essencial, thus...

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    Improving WPF Rendering Performance (Part 1)

    by  • May 3, 2013 • .Net, Journal, Programming • 3 Comments

    This article is part of a series of articles I have written covering WPF; improving its performance, its quirks and associated workarounds, as well as porting it to WUA Applications: Improving WPF Rendering Performance (Part 1) Improving WPF Rendering performance (Part 2) Improving WPF Rendering performance (Part 3) Troubleshooting Video Playback in WPF Writing...

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    Plugin Architecture in Azure

    by  • May 2, 2013 • .Net, Journal, Programming • 1 Comment

    Trade-offs have to be made when moving to Cloud platforms, that’s a fact, the question is how much of a comprise do you have to make. Performance and flexibility are two such entities that are intertwined. In this article I want to talk about how you can build a plugin based architecture in Azure...

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