So, since P…
Sunday 3rd April 2011, 19:15
I’ve been working on the BBC’s Homepage for about a year now, leading a team of five front-end developers to create a high quality product.
One of the processes that I introduced to the team about six months ago was that of a formal “dev check” after every task that we completed from our backlog. Whilst we call this process a dev check within our team, it could just as easily be called a peer review, or mini code review.
Up until the point that I introduced the dev che…
Monday 17th January 2011, 21:44
Whilst the mojito may be my favourite rum based drink, what I’ll be found drink most often in the pub is a Dark Rum and Diet Coke. What I’ll want to be drinking though, is my variation of the Cuba Libre – the Cuba Libre Oscuro. A standard Cuba Libre blends the flavours of Cuba [...]
Friday 20th August 2010, 21:48
As I’ve mentioned previously, I have a large music collection that I manage using iTunes. One of the problems with any large collection is the curation and management that goes with it. I carry my iPhone around with me and I listen to music on it, but even the biggest iPhone available would hold only fifth of my collection. So, I need techniques for pulling interesting music from my iTunes library into my iPhone.
Up until now I’ve used a collection of Smart Playlists which take …
Wednesday 18th August 2010, 19:00
One of the problems with being an Apple laptop user who sometimes connects to external displays is the lack of any built in management of where different applications should live on those different displays.
If you’re anything like me, as soon as you connect your laptop to an external display you’ll end up moving your applications around into a better position and size so that you can work happily. Then, when you disconnect your external display to go back onto the road OSX will d…
Monday 16th August 2010, 09:39