Enabling ReFs with windows 8.1


With the latest windows 8.1 it is now possible to enable the ReFS file system on your volumes. ReFS has a some notable benefits over NTFS including its ability to “self heal” however there are currently a few limitations. For more information regarding ReFS and whether its right for you check here To enable ReFS on windows 8.1 its a … Continue reading

Ludum Dare 29


The Weekend is over, and for me so is the jam. Its been an incredible weekend using Phaser (phaser.io) again to produce a fun little HTML5 game. We sourced a large amount of our resources from OpenGameArt.org and below you’ll find a list of thank you’s to the artists that contributed to the game. Its been an amazing Game jam and … Continue reading

The Big Move


For a few years now I have been considering the move from my current dedicated server provider 1&1 to a cheaper and more updated alternative. Generally speaking very few dedicated server providers will upgrade the hardware you are renting, not at least without a cost. As a result having the same dedicated server for so many years results in its specifications slowly … Continue reading

Building a Z80 Emulator Part 2

A Z80 chip found in a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k Issue 3B

It’s been a few weeks since my first post regarding my attempt to produce a Z80 emulator and much has changed. What appeared a few weeks ago to be a fairly simple endeavour turned out to be a significantly longer development than I had expected. With this post I will walk you though some of the issues I encountered and … Continue reading

Open Cranium


Recently I have undertaken the task of rebuilding my C# Neural Networking library that I had originally written to assist research at Nottingham Trent University. The library has the ability to produce a number of network shapes, from tall and wide linear networks, to recursive and echo state networks. A key part of this redevelopment, as hinted in the title, is that the software is available publicly on GitHub. I have always … Continue reading

The Lan It Snowed

Snow at Telford

Last weekend (22nd – 24th march 2013) the Telford International center played host to one of the UK’s largest lan events, the insomnia series. I have attended a fair few of the ISeries events at Telford, but this one will certainly remain the most memorable. After escaping work early on Thursday to pack the car, all seemed well when we rocked up at the international center around … Continue reading