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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My new work PC (22 June 2012)
The whole team here in the office at Conde Nast Digital in London got upgraded to new high-spec dev PCs this week. It's the best work PC I've ever had (adjusting for improvements in hardware over time) and seems worthy of a blog ...
Easy Living website launch showcases next-gen online publishing (02 February 2012)
Easy Living magazine relaunched their website last night, with a landmark new design, which is well worth checking out: www.easyliving.co.uk The new EL website takes a genuinely new and fresh, innovative approach to web design, and represents a ...
Spotify Apps -- a taste of the future of desktop apps? (08 December 2011)
I had a go at building a Spotify App at the weekend. I was pleasantly surprised how simple and intuitive it is. Enjoyable too -- highly recommended. If you've ever tried any client-side web development, you're already familiar with the technolo ...
WebSockets with .NET (03 November 2011)
WebSockets offers a whole new way of building for the web. The .NET Framework is particularly convenient way of building WebSockets server and client applications. The next version of the framework is already available to downlo ...
Modern Warfare 3: major new game launching! (03 November 2011)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 On 8 November, a major new game will be launched: MW3. Product launches do not get much bigger than this. It's not just another new video game. It's an historic landmark in the history of entertainment. It ...