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Why you probably don't need DynamoDB

March 27th, 2020 - 2 minute read

I mean maybe you personally do, but for me and my use case? Nuh-ah. When I started TakeThePowerBack...

Got the job at Curve!

February 3rd, 2020 - 1 minute read

Awhh yeah! 18 days into the job hunt and I have my new role!...

Hunting for a job

January 15th, 2020 - 1 minute read

I left Expend for particular reasons which I won't go into here. I thought it might be useful to post...

The pains of Gatsby and Wordpress

December 3rd, 2019 - 4 minute read

Wordpress powers at least 30% of the internet (Source 2018). Naturally a lot of businesses have their...

Be excellent to each other

August 19th, 2019 - 3 minute read

My previous job didn't have a formal process for code reviews (not like most companies). We'd get people...

JSS

June 19th, 2019 - 1 minute read

I've been working with JSS for my new job. While it is great to be branching out into javascript based...

I've got a new job!

May 30th, 2019 - 1 minute read

I've left Evolve Digital! I needed to grow, and really really wanted to work at a company where I can...

Lunar Calculator

May 11th, 2019 - 1 minute read

So I start a new job very soon! I'll post about it after I start. But in preparation I wanted to nail...

Global Game Jam

January 27th, 2019 - 2 minute read

So me and two friends attended the Global Game Jam over the weekend! It was a bonding experience...

Next.js and JWT

November 2nd, 2018 - 3 minute read

In pursuit of SSR (Server side rendering for TTPB, making a React app good for SEO), I found a tool called...

Fun new technologies

September 13th, 2018 - 3 minute read

Keep letting this slide, but I'll try and keep at it. I've been messing about with a new thing this...

A whole new website

July 28th, 2018 - 3 minute read

I let this slide again, my bad. But I've finally managed to complete two personal projects. Most recently...

Redis and InTheBottle

July 1st, 2018 - 2 minute read

While re-building InTheBottle.co.uk, I had a interesting dilemma. I wanted to be able to prevent people...

Get back into it

April 23rd, 2018 - 2 minute read

I’ve let this slide majorly over the last few years. Everything has been such a blur and work is tiring...

Forty applications later, I have a job.

October 8th, 2016 - 3 minute read

Doesn’t really feel like that many, I think I got quite lucky. But now that I have a job as an official...

A redo

September 22nd, 2016 - 1 minute read

I re-did the website. Always when you look back at something after redoing it you can always see new...

Dissertation code and report.

July 11th, 2016 - 1 minute read

I know I should have been more active on github. I could have been but when working on your own it just...

A quick recap, to keep this place cobweb free.

July 3rd, 2016 - 1 minute read

I've been enjoying this time after University, the rest of May was great and June was pretty great also...

University is done!

May 5th, 2016 - 1 minute read

I've handed in all my coursework and had an okay-ish exam. Maybe just once more to celebrate. ...

Dissertation is done!

April 18th, 2016 - 2 minute read

So I finished my dissertation, I learnt a lot of lessons from it. I handed in at 4 minutes to midnight...

Clustering from the SOM

April 7th, 2016 - 1 minute read

I've been putting this off for waaaaaaay too long, but next week is my hand-in so I finally sat down...

MINST Dataset

April 1st, 2016 - 1 minute read

So the MNIST dataset is now included in my dissertation as a reference to see how well the SOM and other...

Closing in

March 21st, 2016 - 1 minute read

I've got 16 days till my birthday and dissertation hand in. I've thrown together a new version again...

Neural Doodle

March 17th, 2016 - 2 minute read

Nooodle? I played with this program made by Alex J. Champandard. Paper is included under his name. Its...

Bigger sample

March 7th, 2016 - 1 minute read

Pretty small in the grand scheme, I wonder if I use a growing som whether it will be more efficient....

Okay now I think it's working

March 4th, 2016 - 1 minute read

See the U-Matrix on the side? The black thing with really faint lines, they are supposed to be faint...

Colour images

March 4th, 2016 - 1 minute read

Colour inputs are now a thing. I've gotta fiddle with my K-Means implementation to get it to accept them...

Rough U-Matrix

February 26th, 2016 - 1 minute read

Ta da! sleepy faces I need to do some fine tuning tomorrow, but the basic premise is there. It's...

Fixed up K-Means

February 25th, 2016 - 1 minute read

So the simplest part of my program, the K-Means section was broken. My inputs were strangely linked to...

Several small updates

February 24th, 2016 - 1 minute read

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Three million page requests.

February 11th, 2016 - 4 minute read

It's been two years and three months since I started InTheBottle. InTheBottle now has now served three...

Just some screenshots of work

December 3rd, 2015 - 1 minute read

I've been working mostly on my dissertation, I have fallen behind in a couple other bits and pieces which...

Another sneaky post

November 16th, 2015 - 1 minute read

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I figured it out!

October 2nd, 2015 - 1 minute read

I finally worked out what was wrong with my implementation of a self organising map, instead of using...

Shooting in the dark

September 28th, 2015 - 1 minute read

I've worked more on my dissertation project, I've got something coming together. Essentially images are...

Participate in my dissertation

August 17th, 2015 - 1 minute read

Ok, so I've started working towards my final year project at university. Feels like the whole thing has...

Jealous Rectangle 0.5

July 30th, 2015 - 1 minute read

So theres a new version of Jealous Rectangle out! You can now edit levels and create your own. This...

Chunks and what I've been doing

July 17th, 2015 - 2 minute read

So I haven't really "worked" on anything for a while over this summer. I've been fiddling around with...

Cleans cobwebs

February 12th, 2015 - 1 minute read

So yeah, I forgot I even had this thing again. My bad. Reclaimed launched! It flopped pretty bad. I...

Great nights sleep

February 12th, 2015 - 2 minute read

Got so much work done yesterday. Mostly towards Reclaimed, but also on an engine that me and a friend...

Homesick

December 21st, 2014 - 1 minute read

I miss my house, but not my back home house. I love my Kingston house and everyone in it. All the guests...

More updates!

December 9th, 2014 - 2 minute read

Need to be more creative with these titles, stuff is going well. Uni is getting a bit tougher towards...

Houses, doors, torches and chests

December 9th, 2014 - 1 minute read

Finished re-coding the placement system, added the new chest block and threw in the new graphics for...

InTheBottle updates

November 25th, 2014 - 1 minute read

I was just sitting around and I had a great idea. Why not turn upvoting into a game? Vote to stay at...

Gah

September 11th, 2014 - 3 minute read

I couldn't think of anything more creative for the title. My bad. I moved in, its a pretty damn sweet...

New night time settings.

August 11th, 2014 - 1 minute read

Been a bit lazy recently, here is a small update. Night time settings are now set so that you can still...

I love my users!

July 20th, 2014 - 2 minute read

I love my users. Some of the drawings that appear on InTheBottle.co.uk are amazing. I love commenting...

More Jealous Rectangle

July 4th, 2014 - 2 minute read

Jelly sounds weird I don't want that. I think I've worked out more about what the game will be about...

Jelly Rectangle

July 2nd, 2014 - 1 minute read

Proving to be a healthy distraction. Heres a video of a cute little guy jumping. I want to give...

Distractions

June 30th, 2014 - 1 minute read

I want to make a game about moral choices. I want to make something that is kinda iffy. Like the choice...

Holding it together and prices

June 27th, 2014 - 1 minute read

Ok so I released Holding it together recently. I was unsure about putting it up for 50p in the first...

Jealous Rectangle

June 25th, 2014 - 1 minute read

Okay so the game is about a rectangle and jealousy. Pretty straightforward. The game uses momentum and...

New project feeling

June 22nd, 2014 - 2 minute read

I think my biggest issue the past few weeks is lack of stuff to keep my mind busy. The past two days...

Chirpier

June 14th, 2014 - 1 minute read

Here's what I've been working on the past couple days (on and off work). The game is pretty simple...

Busy busy busy.

June 1st, 2014 - 2 minute read

Ok so I have to put on hold like, all my projects. There's just so much that needs sorting. I'm a little...

Humanity

May 28th, 2014 - 3 minute read

I'm writing this from a moving train, on a mobile phone. Think about that for a moment. First, im on...

Changes.

May 24th, 2014 - 1 minute read

The game I was working on is falling into place really quickly. Its nice and easy to work with and I...

Freedom with a side of net neutrality.

May 15th, 2014 - 3 minute read

Probably should be called Net Neutrality with a side of Freedom, but w/e. For those of you who don't...

One year ago

March 21st, 2014 - 1 minute read

I know I probably should have written this at new year or some shit like that but w/e. So a year ago...

Notifications, bug fixes and Google Analytics

March 12th, 2014 - 2 minute read

So I've been working a little bit on InTheBottle to have something to do and also to prepare it for a...

Anon Event

March 8th, 2014 - 2 minute read

Haven't used this in agesss. But I figured I'd update it. I've been working on a android game in some...

End of term

December 13th, 2013 - 1 minute read

On Wednesday I went out to Picaddly to go to the BAFTA Games Question time which was awesssssssssssssome...

InTheBottle.co.uk

November 20th, 2013 - 1 minute read

Fuck yeah. ( It's going superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! That is all....

In The Bottle back online

November 18th, 2013 - 1 minute read

In The Bottle is now back online and better than ever. Faster loading speeds and not being suspended...

Hosting24 Review and In The Bottle.

November 13th, 2013 - 2 minute read

I was going to make a blog post about how awesome it is to finally have released In The Bottle, however...

Reading Week, Drawing in a bottle, Strategy Game

November 3rd, 2013 - 2 minute read

So mid-way through reading week I found out I actually don't have any classes and that I can in fact...

Werewolf Game Update

October 26th, 2013 - 1 minute read

Coming together slowly, got a menu, connections and very basic attack code. I've reused Darkness Exhumed...

Moved from Tumblr

October 23rd, 2013 - 2 minute read

So theres a few things that have happened recently. One of my modules in my Computer Science course requested...

Gotta get moving!

August 4th, 2013 - 1 minute read

New art has been added to the game, along with resource packs. I’m very excited to have more art added...

Started a development blog

July 21st, 2013 - 1 minute read

I read online about starting a development blog. I've heard it keeps you motivated and it's a nice way...