More video-from-images stuff

January 26, 2012 / 0 comments

A couple of years ago I did a blog post on making a video from a load of labeled jpg images ( and this post is by way of an update to that. The technique there works fine if your images are numbered & padded with leading zeroes, and in the right order, don’t have…

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9 reasons for women to study compsci

January 13, 2012 / 0 comments

The gender imbalance in computing is awful. I think this should be better, and here’s why – 9 reasons for women to study computer science 1. Computer science is a very interesting subject. If you’re the kind of person who likes to combine logical thinking and creativity, computing is great. It’s full of puzzle solving,…

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BCSWomen blog carnival

January 6, 2012 / 1 comment

BCSWomen are holding a “Blog Carnival” in January. To enter, all you have to do is write a blog post on women in tech, and submit it to us. The best posts will be featured in a carnival roundup on Sarah Burnett’s blog over at The idea is to get people blogging about women…

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Adding a new package to a latex install on linux

January 5, 2012 / 6 comments

Each time I reinstall linux or change machines, I find myself having to add a bunch of latex packages and style files. I quite often forget exactly how to do this, so here’s a quick guide to installing latex packages for anyone else struggling with the details and also for my future self, next time…

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5 web design tips thanks to my new phone

January 4, 2012 / 0 comments

I got a new phone with my xmas bounty (Thanks Mum & Dad!) and it’s great. A Samsung Google Nexus S it’s an android dream with a curved screen and buckets of charisma (yes OK it’s a phone). The device itself is thus far a complete success – I love it. And it was half…

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