Hi! I'm a technologist from London, UK. I do consultancy and contracting through my firm Archaeopteryx. This is my personal site, which hosts a combination of blogs, personal projects, and articles about interesting things that I've been up to at work.

Amongst other things, I'm currently creating a Django-based CMS called Glycon, which is what this site is now running on.

Clock circuit and free run - the COLLIER-1 comes alive!

Clock circuit and free run - the COLLIER-1 comes alive!

So! This morning, I built a clock circuit, and wired it across to the Z80. The breadboard on the left hand side is the clock circuit. All those black leads on the left of the Z80 are the data bus, which I've wired to the ground to set up a NOP, instruction 0.

Finding the Minimum Set of Languages to Learn All Programming Paradigms

Finding the Minimum Set of Languages to Learn All Programming Paradigms

Earlier this evening, I was wondering how easy it would be to learn (or experience) *every* programming paradigm out there. I've tried functional programming, object orientation and so on, but what about Array Programming, or Reflective Languages? The first of those two fills me with terror, mainly thanks to APL.

Getting "Yellow River Kingdom" Working on RISC OS Pico

Getting "Yellow River Kingdom" Working on RISC OS Pico

I recently got my copy of RISC OS Pico, and the very first thing that I wanted to try was running some software from the BBC Welcome Disc. Now, my favourite item on there was a game called Yellow River Kingdom.

Setting up the Glycon site

Setting up the Glycon site

We're in the process of getting all the bits and pieces together for the Glycon website, so things are looking a little makeshift at the moment as all the content gets put in the right place.