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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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    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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    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes

    by  • April 18, 2013 • Journal, Photography, Programming • 0 Comments

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? is a Latin phrase literally translated as “Who will guard the guards themselves?” but commonly rendered as “Who watches the watchmen?”┬ámade famous paraphased from its original latin in Orwell’s 1984. With the recent events such as the London Riots and the bombing in Boston, its slowly becoming clear that the...

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    Oblivion, a mind bogglingly awesome film

    by  • April 18, 2013 • Journal • 0 Comments

    Knowing that Joseph Kosinski, the man behind TRON Legacy was directing this film, I knew from the get go that this was going to be a visually stunning multi layered films, and I was stunned when I watched it, and by stunned I mean holding onto my set going ‘the awesomeness …its everywhere!!’ The...

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    Currying Function C#

    by  • April 7, 2013 • .Net, Journal, Programming • 0 Comments

    A while ago I did a post about Lambda calculus in C#, mainly focusing on how you can implement the concept of Y combinators. Y combinators are one of the simplest fixed point combinators in Lambda calculus, and was discovered by a Mr Curry. One of the other interesting concepts of Lambda calculus is...

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    Build your own cheap NAS box

    by  • February 17, 2013 • Journal • 1 Comment

    Till now I had been using a combination of an Apple Time Capsule and a collection of attached USB external harddiscs as my NAS and backup solution. This isn’t really that good and also I am starting to approach the Time Capsules known lifespan of around 20 months. The Time Capsule Memorial Register has...

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    Troubleshooting Video Playback in WPF

    by  • January 11, 2013 • .Net, Journal, Programming • 0 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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    Blackberry Playbook, a lost gem?

    by  • December 28, 2012 • Journal • 1 Comment

    In the winter of 2012 in the run up to christmas a Tablet computer was being sold in the UK every minute or so, and proved to be one of the most popular presents. This was in part due to tablet technology maturing and the ensuing race to the bottom in terms of pricing....

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