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Meal planner, revisited

About a year ago I wrote about screen scraping the BBC Good Food website. That turned out to be a lot harder than I initially thought and needless to say there's so much ambiguity in the data people are able to enter on there that I gave up. I decided to try again recently because I now work on sim...

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Stop trying to make fetch happen, or why I take issue with fixation on Google

Recently my dad emailed me the following news article. While stories about 7 year old girls going after what they want at an early age and it being something like computer science is great, I take issue with parents and society as a whole putting companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazo...

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Learning the cello

At age 9 I started the clarinet. My eldest sister started the flute several years before, my middle sister started the saxophone, so the final non-double reeded woodwind instrument fitted the pattern. At age 11 I started the saxophone. They're fairly similar, in fact parts of them use the same fing...

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Microbit battleship

I'm pretty much done with my microbit implementation of Battleship. Some things of note: everything I could write without a microbit I did and tested quite a bit I haven't been able to upload it to a pair of microbits because mu for some reason wasn't playing ball and my paths don't seem to let me u...

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The thing(s) I hate about phones

In the last 5 years I've been through 4 different phones. First I had a blackberry for two years, then a nexus 5, then a nexus 5x, and finally, an iPhone 7. The nexus 5/5x moves weren't really my choice - my nexus 5 was stolen from my grasp in third year (that sucked a lot) and then Autumn 2016 I w...

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