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Archives for June, 2010

Slough Caverns

I’ve been working in Slough for 10 months now but I never knew about the extensive system of caves recently discovered under Tesco! * May not be accurate

Oxford

I went to Oxford today. I haven’t been since I was 18 when I had an interview there. Remember it being quite terrifying – was much nicer today! Oxford has several good museums: the History of Science museum was particularly good. I liked the temporary exhibit they have at the moment containing a poetic homage […]

Another xcowsay application

Why not use xcowsay as a visual aid during presentations? http://www.flickr.com/photos/x_jamesmorris/3951228343/

My first WordPress plugin

I’ve written a WordPress plugin to generate a browser for all the NextGEN Gallery albums that you have. You can see it in action on my photos page. To install you must be using the NGG plugin (obviously) and then just place ngg-album-browse.php in your wp-content/plugins folder. Activate it, then you can use the following […]

Things in Maidenhead

Contrary to popular opinion, there are several interesting things in Maidenhead. And here I have made some pictures of them! This is the Brunel bridge which has been featured on this blog several times previously. The arches are incredibly wide and flat: such an awesome bit of engineering. Soon to be upgraded when the west […]

TrainGame 0.2.1 released

TrainGame 0.2.1 is now available! This version is functionally identical to 0.2 but the scenery and track rendering code has been almost completely rewritten to improve performance. You should see an increase in frame rate of around 2x with a low-end integrated graphics card (e.g. Intel GMA) or 3-4x with a GPU which performs hardware […]