Tim's tech blog
Welcome! This is my tech blog, my personal feed, and generally home to some of my private ideas, thoughts, rants, etc...
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How I got into web development (30 May 2013)
How I got into coding and development I've often been asked how I got into coding, and seeing an article posing the question on Twitter this morning on the way to work I decided to write a quick summary. For the benefit of future digital archeo ...
Windows 8 launched: the PC has evolved (29 October 2012)
Microsoft has launched Windows 8, a new version of the world's most popular operating system. Windows 8 is an evolutionary leap forward in computing. It's revolutionary. The PC has evolved. Windows 8 is much faster, much more convenien ...
Halo 4 launch (26 September 2012)
Halo 4 launching soon... I had the great privilage of being one of the first gamers on the planet to play Halo 4 -- today! I was invited to an exclusive preview of Halo 4 today, at the exclusive official celebrity preview event in London&n ...
Family holiday: USA 2012 (24 July 2012)
I spent three weeks on holiday in the USA in March with the missus (Alex) and the bambino (William, age almost 2 years). It was an amazing experience which seems worthy of a blog post. Photos SkyDrive gallery: everything from my ...
Today I sold one of the first websites I ever built -- a jobs board called WorkFinders at www.workfinders.net. From today, the domain and website are under new ownership. :'( WorkFinders was one of the very first database-driven websites I ...