• Meetup in London: why is Windows not your platform of choice

    November 17th, 2015

    This Thursday, my colleague Mike Harsh and Keith Rowe (@krow) from Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group invite you to the Square Pig in London for some drinks and a chat. These two program managers are leading efforts to make Windows-based machines a better place for web development. I’ve put up a small web site with […]

    Quick tip: stop Powerpoint from breaking words into a new line

    October 28th, 2015

    With my talk decks needing more re-use in the Windows/Microsoft community, I am trying to use Powerpoint more and wean myself off the beauty of Keynote (and its random crashes – yes, all software sucks). One thing I realised today is that Powerpoint thinks it is sensible to break words anywhere to go to a […]

    Testing out node and express without a local install or editor

    October 27th, 2015

    Node.js and Express.js based web apps are getting a lot of attention these days. Setting up the environment is not rocket science, but might be too much effort if all you want to kick the tires of this technology stack. Here’s a simple way to play with both for an hour without having to install […]

    All things open talk: The ES6 Conundrum (slides/screencast/links)

    October 20th, 2015

    I just delivered a talk on JavaScript and ES6 at All things Open in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is just a quick post to give you all the content and links I talked about. Here’s the slidedeck on Slideshare And the screencast of the talk on YouTube Links I mentioned: ES6 specification Nasa.gov The full […]