Posts Tagged: guide


20
Oct 10

How to make a fire tornado

All you need to make a fire tornado is: Continue reading →


2
Aug 10

A tool I made for Londoners that makes journey planning quicker

TfL's Journey Planner is a great resource for figuring out the best way of getting from place to place in London.

I've created a tool the speeds up the process. Here's a bit of background... Continue reading →


20
Jun 10

Magnetic levitation and ferrofluid

I made this video to demonstrate how you can levitate something using diamagnetism. The video is pretty self explanatory but leaves out some details... Continue reading →


15
May 10

3D pictures (of me and Ben Miller)

3D pictures (of me and Ben Miller)

I recently had the privilege of hosting a Q&A with Ben Miller, from double act Armstrong & Miller, at the Brighton Science Festival. There was a man there called Mark Bennett taking 3D pictures of us. He has very kindly let me have the originals so I thought I'd write a blog post about 3D photography using these images as examples. Continue reading →


14
Apr 10

Keyboard shortcut for Google’s “did you mean”

Update: This doesn't work since the introduction of Google Instant Search.

Keyboard shortcut for Google’s “did you mean”

This post could also be titled "My first Greasemonkey script"... Continue reading →


19
Feb 10

The Droste effect – image recursion

The Droste effect – image recursion

I love recursion. There's something about the way it invokes infinity that makes my head spin. Droste effect images are recursive images that got their name from a Dutch company that makes chocolates and cocoa and things like that. Continue reading →


12
Dec 09

Use Gmail filters to get only the facebook notifications you care about

Use Gmail filters to get only the facebook notifications you care about

If you're a member of a lot of groups or have a lot of pending invites they probably generate a fair few messages in your facebook inbox that you don't really care about. The messages you DO care about tend to be the ones from an individual to you. Those are the ones you want to be notified about by email and not the rest.

At the moment facebook doesn't give you the option to be notified about one type of message but not the other. That means your email inbox can quickly fill up with facebook notifications that don't interest you.

One answer is to use email filters and in this post I'll explain how to set that up.

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30
Sep 09

How I use… Freecycle/Freegle: gmail filters

How I use… Freecycle/Freegle: gmail filters

Freecycle is great but it can clog up your email. I think I've got the answer.  Continue reading →


21
Sep 09

How I use… Firefox: keyboard shortcuts

How I use… Firefox: keyboard shortcuts

I thought I'd write about the different ways I use technology to be more productive. This is the first post along those lines.

I use firefox as my main browser because it's so extensible and customisable. There's a lot to say about my firefox "setup" so I'll break it down into sections. This entry is about shortcuts. Continue reading →