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Stuff I say, conveniently accessible on the internet.

Against the "Online Safety Bill"
19/08/2021
In which I get annoyed at yet more misguided UK government behaviour.
Other things you may like
17/11/2020
A nonexhaustive list of... content/media... which I like and which you may also be interested in as a visitor of my site.
'Problem Solving' Tasks and Computer Science
20/05/2020
Is solving Sudoku and similar puzzles by hand really useful in building computer science ability? We don't think so.
FTL tips
08/03/2020
We are not responsible if these tips cause your ship to implode/explode. Contains spoilers in vast quantities.
Not Everyone Must "Code"
09/02/2020
Why I think that government programs telling everyone to "code" are pointless.
New site design!
25/01/2020
It's slightly different now!
On Phones
24/01/2020
My (probably unpopular in general but... actually likely fairly popular amongst this site's intended audience) opinions on smartphones today.

Experiments

Various random somewhat useless web projects I have put together over many years. Made with at least four different JS frameworks.

Apioform Game
A game about... apioforms... by Heavpoot.
Arbitrary Points
Collect Arbitrary Points and achievements by doing things on this website! See how many you have! Do nothing with them because you can't! This is the final form of gamification.
AutoScorer
Automatic score keeper, designed for handling Monopoly money.
Colours of the Alphabet
Colorizes the Alphabet, using highly advanced colorizational algorithms.
Emu War
Survive as long as possible against emus and other wildlife. Contributed by Aidan.
FractalArt
A somewhat unperformant generator for pleasant watercolor-y "fractalart" images. Ported from a Haskell implementation by "TomSmeets".
GUIHacker
My fork of GUIHacker. Possibly the only version actually on the web right now since the original website is down.
Game of Life V2
Obligatory (John Conway's) Game of Life implementation.
Heavpoot's Game
It is pitch black (if you ignore all of the lighting). You are likely to be eaten by Heavpoot's terrible writing skills, and/or lacerated/shot/[REDACTED]. Vaguely inspired by the SCP Foundation.
Idea Generator
Generates ideas. Terribly. Don't do them. These are not good ideas.
IncDec
The exciting multiplayer game of incrementing and decrementing! No cheating.
Infipage
Outdoing all other websites with INFINITE PAGES!
JHLT
Tells you how late Joe's homework is.
Lorem Ipsum
Lorem Ipsum (latin-like placeholder text), eternally. Somehow people have left comments at the bottom anyway.
RPNCalc v2
A Reverse Polish Notation (check wikipedia) calculator, version 2. Buggy and kind of unreliable. This updated version implements advanced features such as subtraction.
RPNCalc v3
Reverse Polish Notation calculator, version 3 - with inbuilt docs, arbitrary-size rational numbers, utterly broken float/rational conversion and quite possibly Turing-completeness.
RPNCalc v4
Reverse Polish Notation calculator, version 4 - increasingly esoteric and incomprehensible. Contributed by Aidan.
Site Theming
Apply custom CSS to most pages on here.
Websocket Terminal
Type websocket URLs in the top bar and hit enter; type messages in the bottom bar, and also hit enter. Probably useful for some weirdly designed websocket services.
Whorl
Dice-rolling webapp.

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From other blogs

TechMinds: Testing the SDRUno ADS-B Plugin Beta

This week on the Tech Minds YouTube channel Matthew tests out the SDRuno ADS-B aircraft tracking plugin beta. SDRuno is the official software for the SDRplay RSP line of receivers, and the beta can be downloaded from their website (note the plugin will no…

via rtl-sdr.com 19/08/2021
Blog Switchover In Progress

So this will be the last post here until sometime next week, as the entire Science site does a behind-the-scenes changeover to a new publishing platform. Redirects from all old links to the previous posts should be in place on the re-emergence, along with…

via In the Pipeline 17/08/2021
Status update, August 2021

Greetings! It’s shaping up to be a beautiful day here in Amsterdam, and I have found the city much to my liking so far. If you’re in Amsterdam and want to grab a beer sometime, send me an email! I’ve been making a lot of new friends here. Meanwhile, I’ve als…

via Drew DeVault's blog 15/08/2021
Fucking Pirates: A Teeny, Tiny Call to Arms

You may have already seen this on Facebook, but if you’ve wisely sworn off that platform I’ll repeat it here: I have a favor to ask any US Amazon customers out there. Would you mind going over here and leaving a reader review pointing out that this is a p…

via No Moods, Ads or Cutesy Fucking Icons 26/07/2021
There are hardcover editions too!

Blog » So, Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing has been offering on-demand paperback printing services for some time... but it appears that an on-demand hardcover printing service is now in beta. And I was invited into that beta. And so, there are now h…

via Things Of Interest 25/06/2021

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