Generating a Publication List From Mulitple ORCiDs

AKA getting your professors to manage their own bloody lists so you don't have to.

Reading time: about 6 minutes (1159 words).

A website for my research group outside of the bounds of our abysmal university web restrictions has been discussed for quite some time. It's genesis has only really started recently though, because I've had too many other things on my plate and no-one else has any decent web capability. Whilst I'd much prefer to use a simple static site tool or code something completely from scratch, the other members of my team really need something a bit more point and click. Plus, I'll be leaving the group soon so it's in their best interest to have a well rounded CMS interface with which they can administer the site.

Makefiles Revisited

The rabbit hole keeps getting deeper and deeper. But I like what they've done with the place...

Reading time: about 5 minutes (946 words).

Writing a thesis. Writing at home, writing at uni, at work, on planes, on machines half way across the planet with Swedish keyboards attached to them. The amount of computers that have my git repository cloned on it is either impressive or terrifying depending on how you look at it. One positive thing about my tree is that a good 90–95% of my ridiculous figure count has been built in Tikz / PGFPlots. Totally source control friendly, small and portable.

Converting 4K Content for Samsung UHD Televisions

That is, until the Samsung firmware actually supports their own containers...

Reading time: about 6 minutes (1032 words).

Early adoption of new technologies is usually mired by complications, but what's been shitting me lately is the trend manufacturers seem to have of pushing tech to market that doesn't even support the main draw card of the product. I purchased a Samsung UA55F9000 UHD TV in December 2013: the month they were released, solely for the 4k capability. Fast forward a year later and I'm still fighting with the upper echelons of Samsung tech support concerning the absolute necessity of being able to use my 4k TV to play 4k content.