Developer Developer Developer South West 2012

I was able to attend DDD South West ( over the weekend held in Bristol. The conference is a free one day event open to all but mainly focusing on elements available on the .NET platform. It’s a great way of being able to hear some excellent speakers talk on areas that they are passionateContinue reading “Developer Developer Developer South West 2012”


Ingredients – 1 avocado – 1/2 lime (juice only) – few sprigs coriander – fresh chilli (pretty mild) – pinch salt and pepper – 1 deseeded tomato (finely chopped) – 1/2 small red onion Method Add onion, coriander, chilli to either a food processor or pestle and mortar. Grind to rough consistency. Add flesh ofContinue reading “Guacamole”

Thai-inspired noodle soup

Ingredients1 good knob fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped1-2 red chillies, seeds removed (optional), roughly chopped1-2 stalks lemongrass, tough outer layers removed, roughly chopped2-3 garlic cloves, peeled1 handful fresh coriander, a few sprigs reserved and choppeda glug or two vegetable oil1 tbsp coriander seeds1-2 pinches ground turmericsmall jug vegetable stocka couple of handfuls riceContinue reading “Thai-inspired noodle soup”

SQL Server: Linked Servers in a Development Environment

We were trying to figure out a way of having a dynamically encoded database name in our sql queries for a series of reports working off two databases. We needed to have the second database on a different server and we wanted to replicate this on our development environment as well as making deployment easier.Continue reading “SQL Server: Linked Servers in a Development Environment”

Mencap: Working Together For Change, Day 1

Mencap: Working Together for Change Conference – Friday 23rd March I’ve been to many conferences, both youth work based and IT, and I’ve yet to sense the buzz on entering a room as I did today coming into the registration hall of the Mencap conference. Mencap put a lot of work into welcoming people intoContinue reading “Mencap: Working Together For Change, Day 1”