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Raspberry Pi now doing home control!

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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

Saturday, 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!

Friday, September 28th, 2012

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


And that was that.

Saturday, 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!

Thursday, 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

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Just finished my second charity site for a great cause titled The Right Step For Ross. A few finishing touches to be made but I hope it gathers momentum and everything works out great for Ross. The site can be seen here

Averaged out on 72 for my first semester in my masters so pretty pleased, now onwards with an HTML5 app and Object C coursework.

Fixing This Blog

Tuesday, 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

Monday, 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.

Wolf CMS – Heroic.

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Wolf CMS, by far one of the best content management systems I’ve had the pleasure of using. Can be grabbed from here: It’s a pretty lightweight system that allows for rapid development but it is so damn simple interface wise on the eyes that it has easily became my favourite CMS. Recently finished building Scotch logs – firewood Scotland with it. I’d highly recommend, another overall benefit with the simple interface is that your clients will be able to navigate around the backend easily without feeling overwhelmed.

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