30 Nov 2012 8:00
Wordpress might well be an
unauthenticated remote shell, with a blog added,
but it does has a number of exciting features. These include the flexible
support for ‘Short Codes’, essentially extra custom
tags which are processed server side. These formed the basis of my footnotes
28 Nov 2012 8:00
Government is steadily becoming more digital: we've had services.gov.uk, data.gov.uk, and legislation.gov.uk providing online access to a wide range of data. This year has seen something of a drive for getting the politician into the digital age. Read More...
26 Nov 2012 8:00
critter kind of way. Some implementations of JS
use a variation on IEEE-754;
the standard seems to be that a minimum of 64 bits are used to represent the
number. Read More...
23 Nov 2012 8:00
The debate over the use of "closed material proceedings" (secret court hearings) in civil cases —
where evidence that is considered sensitive or is even classified can be
presented to a judge in a closed hearing, such that even the defendant is not
aware of the contents of that evidence — ran late into the
night, with a
bloc of cross-bench,
Labour and Liberal
peers striving to put safeguards in the
Justice and Security Bill. Read More...
22 Nov 2012 11:00
So, it turns out that this week is Parliament Week, with a wide range of events going on aimed at school students and people looking to get interested in UK politics.
I must say I'm a little surprised to have missed this previous year — the website has information about last year's events, and heavy implications that it's been going on since before that. If it does pre-date my following, I'm a tiny bit astonished that it wasn't marked in school at some point or another. Read More...
18 Nov 2012 23:00
Welcome to the new version of my blog, now powered by
You can find out more about the other bits and bobs I've used in the theme information page.
It's going to be a bit sparse for a little while — there were some rather last minute changes to engine, so I'm going
to have to work on the importing of old posts all over again. That's going to take a little while, especially as I haven't
finished writing the administration interface for Mangler yet. Read More...
22 Oct 2012 8:00
I am very pleased to announce a new version of this blog is in the works.
I have finally got annoyed enough at WordPress, and re-learnt enough of my web
programming skills, to begin working on my own blogging engine.
I am even more pleased to report that it's going very well: the public side
of things is almost up to a deployment standard, with the administration side
lagging quite a long way behind. Read More...
15 Oct 2012 8:26
My new job
has, amongst other things, led to two hours a day being spent
travelling in that not-so-ancient
institution known as commuting.
For the most part, I don't dislike it — on my less good days, the noise
that hundreds of people generates disturbs and agitates me, but nothing the
outside walk from station to destination doesn't solve. Read More...
8 Oct 2012 20:30
What happens when I get utterly destroyed playing boggle? I write a training
program where you have to, as a single player, find words as a path of letters!
You can play the result, called Noggle, and
have some fun
looking for words. The code is not compatible with any current version
of Internet Explorer. Read More...
28 Sep 2012 8:00
The last post looked at the internal handling of numbers in LaTeX. Today, three more LaTeX types will be discussed.
Note that this post is building on the concepts
covered in the number handling post (as these are all data types which
extends numbers), so it may be worthwhile briefly familiarising yourself
with the usage of \numexpr. Read More...