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Again the full source has been pushed to here:

As seen in the latest video, the audio interface has been completely overhauled. As well as this around the five minute mark you’ll see the controlling of household devices.

California Living

June 29th, 2013

So having got my MSc I moved to California and have since been working as a JS softrare engineer. Great fun and life is good.

I’ve also been working a little on my side open source Rpi project.

The latest video can be seen here:

And the source can be grabbed from here:

That really was that!

September 28th, 2012

The award of MASTER OF SCIENCE in Advanced Computer Science with distinction has been approved.


And that was that.

September 22nd, 2012

Thesis in and awaiting marks. The keyboard I developed to perform my user studies turned out really good, it can be seen here: HTML5 Keyboard in total I gathered over 200 participants worth of data using it all of which submitted through a magnitude of devices. Although I thought my thesis was the end of my university career, I’ve been pulled in for a short research post which is good fun. Also got my first publication Walk2Build with the possibility of a second one coming up!

I guess the big news  however is I managed to some how get a job in California as a JavaScript developer starting in January! Proper amazing and really looking forward to it. I guess the past few years of freelancing and studying full-time have really paid off!


Anyway as usual, juggling four jobs right now so best get back to it.

One month left!

July 26th, 2012

Last month of writing thesis, great. Five week delivery time for Raspberry Pi, great. Finish and submit thesis in time for Raspbbery Pi to arrive and begin a small home automation project, great.

The plan could never go wrong.

Two days after ordering, Raspberry Pi expected delivery time … three days.

Oh dear. It’s going to be proper hard to resist getting to involved with it all, especially since I’ve ordered ten or so side things to get everything and going already! Still something to look forward to!

The Right Step For Ross

February 18th, 2012

Many eating plans that promise to help you lose weight are costly and unsustainable, not backed by scientific evidence, and may actually hurt your health more than help it.


Losing weight is not a one-size-fits-all approach. How you go about it will largely depend on your current habits, how much weight you want to lose, and your long-term goals.

However, eating right is paramount. It doesn’t matter how much you exercise each day, if you’re not making conscious decisions about what you’re putting in your body, losing weight will be no picnic. Improve your workout results with a rhythmic session, these are the Best true wireless earbuds.

For this weight-loss guide we’ve combined advice from nutritionists, psychologists, and the published scientific database for how to eat right to shed pounds and improve overall health.

Eat a balanced diet

Chances are you’re going to need to change your diet habits if you want to lose weight. Eating healthy isn’t just about eating and drinking fewer calories, but also understanding your blood sugar, or blood glucose, levels. Try out meticore capsules.

Whenever you eat, whether it’s a candy bar or bag of baby carrots, your body breaks it down into glucose and sends it into the blood. This triggers your pancreas to release insulin which helps your cells absorb the glucose.

When glucose enters your cells, it is either used for energy immediately, or stored as fat for later use. The key difference between the candy bar and baby carrot is that you digest the candy bar much faster, which can spike your blood sugar levels.

Research shows that blood sugar spikes will overload your system with glucose and insulin, so that your cells can’t possibly use it all for energy. This means there’s more residual glucose left over that your cells then store as fat.

Therefore, a regular diet of processed, simple sugars that spike your blood sugar levels can easily lead to weight gain. So it’s important for weight management to eat foods that you digest slowly. Here’s 5 tips on what to eat to lose weight.

1. Cut out processed carbs and sugars

Most importantly, studies and experts agree that to lose weight you should limit or cut sugar and processed carbs out of your diet.

Most processed foods are made up of simple carbs, which you digest quickly. This leaves you full for a shorter period of time and can lead to overeating and weight gain.

It also spikes blood sugar levels, which over time can strain arterial walls and hinder the body’s ability to control insulin. This can lead to conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

2. Eat the right carbs: Fiber and resistant starch

Popular diet plans — like the ketogenic diet and Atkins diet — restrict all types of carbs from the simple carbs in cupcakes to the complex carbs in whole grains.

However, complex carbs are important because you process them slowly, which can leave you feeling full for longer and stave off hunger pains. They’re also proven to help protect against coronary heart disease. Obesity eventually lead to chronic pain conditions, treat most of them with erase my back pain.

Fiber and resistant starch are two types of complex carbs that you should include in your diet. Foods that are a good source of both include peas, lentils, beans, whole grains, and cold pasta.

3. Eat more vegetables

Vegetables are often considered some of the most weight-loss-friendly foods you can eat. They’re low in calories and high in fiber, which means you can eat a lot, feel full, and not spike your blood sugar levels.

Leafy greens, especially, are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. This can help reduce the risk of nutrient deficiencies, which can be a problem for restrictive diets like the Whole30 diet and the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet.

Fixing This Blog

January 31st, 2012

Fixing the blog is going to be of top priority this week. It’s sadly a phantom mess and has been for a while since it went through the twisted changes of my site structure alteration.

First semester over

January 30th, 2012

Well first semester over and it was pretty hardcore but still great. I thought I’d struggle having taken the year out and built up a bigger portfolio of clients but I managed it. Around the exam period I found myself working from 8am to 11pm on work and reports and I had my first day off since Christmas last Tuesday! The day off was good, played some Skyrim till I felt guilty and returned to reading books for uni however it was still a well needed relaxing day.

I’ve updated the website a little and still have a few more changes to add (HTML5 section & brochures misc part). Not sure when I’ll get time to finish the updates though sadly but I will try and squeeze it in soon. Currently got two large projects on the now in codeigniter (amazing) and another large Flash to Canvas conversion… then two sites lined up and a site for a friends band and more HTML5 stuff and on and on. The coffee is starting to lose effect so I best stop for the night and get a few pages of A Short History of Nearly Everything (also amazing) in.


Recently finished working on the Glasgow Euro Systems company website which can be seen here: Euro systems – IT Support and computer leasing UK. Building the site and working for both Eddie and Dean was good fun and I hope to pick up further future development work from them.

Currently working on some random outsourced material and three larger websites, two of which I’m building up with wolfCMS again. The third site which I can’t go into much detail right now is being built using the PHP framework Kohana.

Still doing the usual SEO for Aabsolute Self Storage – Glasgow Storage and sister companies as well as their new company Soctch logs Scotland – Firewood in Stirling Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Started my postgraduate masters this week as well in Advanced Computer Science… busy times.

Work – love it.

August 22nd, 2011

Recently I’ve started to get in touch and work with quite a few companies and individuals with extremely different backgrounds and requirements. I’ve always always always enjoyed my time so far freelancing and working in multiple web languages and creating different things. However recently the variety and mix of projects completely different from one another has properly made me realise how lucky I am to have managed to get into my field of work. Recently just finished off a wolfcms site with an ecommerce end as well over at Scotch logs – Firewood Scotland has been great fun making (was even asked to get some of my drawings into it). Unlike quite a lot of firewood sites the information is clear and bold with a nice vibe given by the site appearance. Now it’s on to the SEO side of things for the site.

And oh yeah, this time next month I’ll be in my masters course doing Advanced Computer Science… *gulp*.

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