Book Review: Adventures in Minecraft

Book Review: Adventures in Minecraft
Foreword Despite the fact that the Internet is crammed full of great, free resources to help you learn to code, there’s still a lot to be said for a well written book. Whereas the Internet is great for instant feedback and the ability to throw questions out for others to (hopefully) come back and answer, ...

Getting a JSON object from query string in Javascript

For a project I’m working on at the moment, I’m doing a lot of work in Javascript, much more than I’ve ever done before. I’ll admit that I have relied pretty heavily on jQuery to make my life easier, but I am finding some things that jQuery can’t help me with which is forcing me to ...

Building a robot with edX EE40LX 1

Building a robot with edX EE40LX
I’ve just started a free course with edX: EE40LX Electronic Interfaces .

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 Nexus 7 (2012) flashing error 1

If you’ve tried to flash the factory Android Lollipop 5.0.2 image on to your 2012 Nexus 7 (codename “nakasi”), then you may have hit an odd issue that can induce a mild panic attack.

Excel Tip: An Alternative to Merged Cells

Excel Tip: An Alternative to Merged Cells
I’ve been using merged cells for years; they provide a handy way of centering a title over a number of columns, but they can cause some really irritating problems of their own.

Importing NCA Tools’ KS2 CTF in to SIMS .net

Another day, another data import problem! Read on for help getting that pesky NCA CTF in to SIMS .net.

Importing Pupil Premium Data in to SIMS.net 1

Importing Pupil Premium Data in to SIMS.net
If, like me, you’re being asked to provide Pupil Premium data on your new Y7 intake, you may have hit a bit of a wall trying to import the spreadsheet provided by Key to Success in to SIMS.net.

Introducing GamerGirl

Introducing GamerGirl
I’d like to introduce you all to GamerGirl!

It’s been quite an eventful fortnight

It's been quite an eventful fortnight
Riding high after the amazing weekend in Plymouth with Young Rewired State, I came home once again raring to get back to work on something techy.

Key Stage 5 Performance Tables

I’ve been having a lot of “fun” producing my KS5 analysis these past two days. Once I got my head around why my MIS was including certain non-Y13 results [double AS grades are apparently picked up by SIMS regardless of age; this appears to be a judgement call as to whether to include them immediately as ...