Microsoft & Google, Android Wear support is missing

Ok, so I know I am in the minority as a Windows Phone user, but sometimes I just get frustrated and I wish Microsoft at least tried to achieve parity with their platforms, and not leave it to others who just won't bother. I have a really nice Acer Liquid…

Podcasts, I'm addicted.

My name is Mark and I am a podcast addict. TL;DR I listen to many podcasts. If you want some suggestions for weekly/monthly listening I recommend: Hanselminutes .Net Rocks! Yet Another Podcast Merge Conflict Accidental Tech Podcast The Incomparable And some podcasts that have finished This Developer's Life…

Fork off with your branches

The nice thing about git is that branches are cheap and you can create many and varied branches for every little fix, format or feature. The annoying thing about GitHub is that every user creates many many many branches. One of my pet peeves at the moment is a large…

On Passion in IT

Some people have a natural gift to be able to learn. They can pick up any subject and by putting in hard work they can get good at it. Some people have a natural interest in a specific subject, and these people enjoy the process of learning and don’t…

Guess Who's Back?

Ok, so not that big a leap, it's just me. Six months later me. Moved to the UK me. I've taken the plunge and moved away from Windy Wellington in little old New Zealand to a place in the UK called Milton Keynes. Famous for wide streets, round-a-bouts and concrete…

Microsoft Band 2 - The first 24 hours

My Microsoft Band finally arrived yesterday morning, so obviously I put it straight on (after a charge of course). Here is a chronicle of first impressions. Setup Out of the box, setup was really easy. Simply following the instructions on the band and the phone made it simple. I paired…

Global Day of Coderetreat 2015. Done.

It was another great year being involved in the Global Day of Coderetreat for 2015. This was my first year hosting, and it was great fun planning the exercises and running the day. With 16 people turning up, we had a nice mix of student developers, junior developers from various…

Global Day of Coderetreat 2015 is here

It's that time of year again for Programmers the world over to gather together and practice their art. Yes, It's the 2015 Global Day of Code Retreat on Saturday 14th November, and once again I have found myself involved. 4 years ago I attended my first GDCR in Wellington and…