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Computer Science educator, technical author and Microsoft MVP. At least as much fun as it sounds. Into coding, robots, Internet of Things, poetry. And pinball.

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Joined Twitter 3/27/07


@erikthereader Hi. Good to hear from you. If you send me your address I’ll get the book in the post tomorrow.
1/27
2020
@mtaulty Would that be rust?
1/23
2020
For some reason I keep thinking of an Italian sports car that is made of chocolate. It’s called a “Ferrari Rocher”.
1/22
2020
Key dates for @DDDNorth now on the site - voting closes 13 Jan, agenda published and registration opens 17 Jan! https://t.co/xSTAorRHNt
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1/10
2020
@mahoekst The problems come when you try to scale up production. Then delivery costs kick in, along with import dut… https://t.co/L0tfKpuTuX @mahoekst I bought these ones: https://t.co/sEJzXQL5q8 Took a while to arrive and I've not tried them yet, but the code looks simple enough. @mahoekst This is a great place for ideas - you can read the issues free as pdfs: https://t.co/nMS6CH2am8 @mahoekst I always have something "in the pipe" from AliExpress. Latest toys are GPRS modems. I bought five for abo… https://t.co/04Vj4tF2vb @mahoekst Led panels on esp32 from Azure IoT Hub (or any MQTT host): https://t.co/loDlKNF23m @mahoekst The esp32 is an awesome chip. Dual core and 230MHz. Lots of pins that you can remap. And dead easy to att… https://t.co/2ov0JPN7fi @mahoekst Very nice. After a while it becomes all about the power supply..... Have you had a go with led panels yet… https://t.co/lr23ugIUIC
1/2
2020
@mahoekst Pimoroni stuff is really good. Their “garden” interface is a great way to get to play with lots of cheap sensors on a Pi.
1/1
2019
Code samples for the C# Yellow Book are now available at https://t.co/rqn3KIrlVn (they've actually been available f… https://t.co/tya2VPeuXs
12/20
2019
It lives! https://t.co/ThQdLTCQ5s
12/12
2019
@gcaughey Maybe one day an iPhone will have that always on display that I used to like so much. @gcaughey Yep. iPhone is still catching up with my lovely Lumia 1520. @mtaulty Very best of luck as you go forwards.
12/11
2019
@pimoroni @DrLucyRogers In that case, 60. I worked it out by counting the plugs on the ends and dividing by two. @pimoroni @DrLucyRogers Could the answer be one very long one? #lookingforanangleBlog now up to date. I've got QR codes from Python, Pimoroni stuff, dodgy passwords and robot rugby. Among other t… https://t.co/LHUSegFBJpMaking QR codes from Python https://t.co/yeyBkXhfxa
11/30
2019
Begin to Code C# with Visual Studio 2019 video now available https://t.co/GYIISoHeUZ
11/20
2019
@MatrixTSL I really want one of these..... @Moorlag Thanks so much for getting in touch. The controller is completely dead, nothing happens when I press the p… https://t.co/VeZp3VQAHT
11/15
2019
@mase_kd3 Sorry for the confusion. I meant that the one you have written annotations on would be more useful to you than a "clean" one. @LocalJoost * Knows where his towel is.
11/14
2019
How to feel like a winner: Pay a two pound parking fee with a twenty pound note at a machine that only gives coins as change. Worked for me.
11/5
2019
@SakisK @kev_bite @dotnetsheff @dotnetyork Hi. Those dates would work fine for me. It would be like a "Mini Tour".… https://t.co/AwQqWOAjPL @mase_kd3 Hi. Glad you found it useful. I think that the annotated version is probably more useful to you. Unless y… https://t.co/g45okp2PLWDebug Code by Writing Comments https://t.co/ejq05SBUn1
10/31
2019
@rschu I think I'll modify the sample slightly and make the camera post to an Azure Function. Then we can do some r… https://t.co/D05QfLCrWd @rschu It looks like the camera draws around 100ma when it is powered up, maybe a bit more when transmitting video.… https://t.co/YqbDeiav1l @LLCoolMage You use it for racing with the other one. @RealZainuddeen Hi. By all means use my Yellow Book. Thanks for asking and I hope it goes well.
10/25
2019
@rschu Not sure. It’s only a pound shop charger. I’ll charge it up and find out tomorrow. @rschu It has a battery connector and LiPo charger circuit so that is well possible. I think you could use the PIR… https://t.co/sTacpH62kuTTGO Camera https://t.co/YMtZVAkMe8Does finding out that something is broken count as an achievement?
10/24
2019
@ClintRutkas Great to have you back. Microsoft == Hotel California
10/23
2019
Updated C# Yellow Book available for download https://t.co/ER4OhJITt8
10/22
2019
@sakisk Glad you liked the DDD talk on Saturday. I'm happy to come to Sheffield and/or York to do a talk if you like.
10/16
2019
C Sharp Yellow Book Examples on GitHub https://t.co/JzTgegu0iP
10/13
2019
After getting home from an awesome #DDD14 it’s time to celebrate https://t.co/vVeBuG34UGPete Vickers firing up his Tower of Babel..... #DDD14 https://t.co/mN5amEDT9VWhat a great audience looks like.... #ddd14 https://t.co/XYf9XBVFSBCollective noun for speakers? @developerday #ddd14 @msdevUK https://t.co/YdQziTlgHQ
10/12
2019
Using the Postman to fetch data from a Swagger Site https://t.co/HAwPOO9zsW
10/8
2019
#humbercaretech #livewellwithdementia close encounters of the tech challenge kind.... https://t.co/3pB1KNiJUV
10/1
2019
@phedirko Well done. Happy to help.
9/27
2019
PAX Counter now on GitHub https://t.co/4IkyjV5Mkc
9/24
2019
The UK pays a rebated EU membership fee of £280 million a week. According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, UK m… https://t.co/qrLbtg20Pc
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9/16
2019
So many ideas... @HumberCareTech https://t.co/FFaKCCaEmqThanks for a great visioning session for the Humber Care Tech Challenge. @HumberCareTech https://t.co/xGlfjEdNyC
9/5
2019
Just one week to go until the Visioning Day at @UniOfHull 😀! If you haven't already, you can register for your free… https://t.co/9bmRY1RwWb
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8/29
2019
Awesome blog post about the Humber Care Tech Challenge https://t.co/0Cmh1xFa1Z
8/28
2019
Please note: we’re at the new Bridgewater House, Whitworth St office of @DeptAgency on Tuesday, if your plans have… https://t.co/lEbCSR8GFy
Retweeted by Rob MilesWe’re hosting a Visioning Day @UniOfHull on Thurs 5 Sept 1.30 until 3.30pm. Experts will talk about the day to day… https://t.co/vVktxcARWe
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8/23
2019
Using TTN Mapper to show LoRa coverage https://t.co/9RHus2C8MW @trepaning Worked for me......
8/17
2019
Making classy web sites for free using Hugo https://t.co/fxf2VpbhloPlaying with Linux for Free using Azure https://t.co/mUXQkMFWbd
8/15
2019
On 27th Aug @robmiles will be talking at @DeptAgency (new office location) - RSVP now. Please RT https://t.co/CxWmhyRzHA
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8/12
2019
@michaelehughes @LucyMangan Pretty much all the good advice has already been given, but I'll go with "Never assume… https://t.co/A7SewD4oyzNow reduced to taking photographs of the screen because Word has crashed and I don't want to lose any of my deathle… https://t.co/NxzPe5QPQ8Join us for the next Humber Care Tech Challenge to help people live well with dementia. Winners will receive dedi… https://t.co/vcsYFa1nHh
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8/7
2019
Zed book review https://t.co/Y1nQ8QAcf8
8/6
2019
What is this!? A PC for ants? #TinyPC https://t.co/FAM4AlM53P https://t.co/UIJbfnzMMN
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8/1
2019
@sinibar I've got a Haiku for that: Your code was ugly I refactored it for you It no longer works
7/31
2019
Is High Quality Software Worth the Cost? Excellent explanation by @martinfowler of #TechnicalDebt and #Cruft, quite… https://t.co/0lOUuWk1Ec
Retweeted by Rob MilesGood morning Hull! https://t.co/0RVP8jHAOw
7/30
2019
Hello Twitter friends, I've been playing with a robot this month and it's been good fun! Check out my latest tech… https://t.co/ZzzqRcgqeM
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7/26
2019
Getting Started with Azure Sphere https://t.co/Lit9EsNP5LGame on.... https://t.co/c7SvuPh813
7/24
2019
@Joe_Stead @iamjelli__ Russian Doll.
7/22
2019
Wait. What!!? 🤯 #privacy #security https://t.co/NiVSAUfJVK
Retweeted by Rob MilesHome automation pro top: Put all your Echo, Google Home and Homepod devices on remote controlled sockets to make it… https://t.co/U9S41sS6RX
7/14
2019
This is a stinker. If you are on Squarespace, don't click on the button: https://t.co/QJuUHtjufV @BoakyeTweets Glad you like it. I can feel a re-branding coming on........
7/12
2019
Mobile Phone Navigation is still rubbish https://t.co/4fA01NtI25
7/11
2019
@mtaulty Since your method should fit on the screen, it doesn’t really matter.
7/5
2019
Raspberry Pi Model 4 https://t.co/ZPawl8Cz5T
6/25
2019
Insider Dev Tour Hardware Mayhem https://t.co/P4g1m1xRiD #insiderdevtourThanks for being a great audience folks. We got there in spite of everything! #InsiderDevTour https://t.co/e64fBZc8HqAnother @petevick career highlight #InsiderDevTour https://t.co/3rAwziSaQDIn Manchester. They have really hard core rain here. https://t.co/eHfg1mFpPuJust to prove that we do have trains.... I’m now on my way to Manchester. #InsiderDevTour https://t.co/YHngyrBlhzLovely picture of Cottingham Station with the departure board showing a train that turns out not to exist. Thanks… https://t.co/quiVyqrKjT
6/20
2019
Insider Dev Tour London https://t.co/JK6IP67Xy0 #InsiderDevTour @shanselman @seaotta Have your first 30 seconds of material totally nailed so that you can handle the adrenaline ru… https://t.co/NoMi4ki22JActually, if you do want to write Markdown there's a lovely plugin for Visual Studio code that gives you a preview.… https://t.co/wloealoO5O @mahoekst Actually it was a link. So there.Just written some Markdown without having to refer to the Markdown Cheat sheet (https://t.co/iBzDu5B08K). Feeling very proud of myself.
6/19
2019
@thebeebs I’d have had crisps too, but I forgot to put them in the bag.....Rich living on the way home..... https://t.co/tUWg9xS44ZFitness tip: for that extra early morning rush of adrenaline hide your bank card in a different place in your walle… https://t.co/dRXYECNI1l
6/18
2019
Making a PAX counter https://t.co/rxq6jvSaQ3
6/15
2019
@NizzyTizzy Hi. Sorry you are having problems. There was a version of Snaps out in the wild that had hardware contr… https://t.co/UzVpynxuuKSnaps and Visual Studio 2019 https://t.co/VmsKFYyVpy
5/19
2019
@shanselman I've got one of those in the loft somewhere. You've inspired me to go and look for it......Just bought a new hair dryer. We need to test it, but nobody needs to wash their hair just at the moment......
4/27
2019

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