More video-from-images stuff

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 […]

9 reasons for women to study compsci

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, […]

BCSWomen blog carnival

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 […]

Adding a new package to a latex install on linux

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 […]

5 web design tips thanks to my new phone

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 […]