Kevin Duffield

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Dec 03 2011

The Dragonborn comes

I’ve been playing a lot of Skyrim recently and I’ve really enjoyed it. In an unusual state of affairs I find myself liking the theme tune a lot too, rather than something to be skipped through as quickly as possible I quite often leave it playing for a little while.  It conveys quite an adrenalin …

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Dec 02 2011

Clean Code – A talk

I’ve recently watched this video of Robert C Martin giving a Clean Code talk at Java Forum in Stockholm. This post will be a mix of description of the talk, and my thoughts on the content. Clean Code, Robert C Martin, Javaforum Stockholm 2011-08-24 from Björn Caroll on Vimeo. It opens with quite an entertaining …

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Dec 01 2011

25 Questions you should ask yourself.

Get your message across

I came across this page today and my first thought was “Yeah, yeah, it will be the same old stuff” and whilst this is true to some extent many of the questions are truly thought provoking, and perhaps even a little scary when you think what your answers could be. Its well worth a look …

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Apr 24 2011

New Developer rig based on H67 chipset and i5 2500K

Well I’ve finally went and done it. After many months of looking around and changing my mind about everything, I’ve placed my order with Ebuyer for all the components I need to build my own system. I’ve built systems in the past that were on tight budgets and involved a certain amount of cannibalisation of …

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Apr 04 2011

Is this really Uncle Bob?

In the last few months I’ve become involved in the series of Q & A sites that come under the Stack Exchange banner, primarily the sites known as Stackoverflow and Programmers.SE. Stackoverflow is a site centred around code oriented problems, and since its launch in 2008 has proven to be a wonderful resource for amateur, student, …

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Apr 02 2011

Reading List

I’ve decided to get organised about my reading, the technical books have been piling up as I keep buying a new one before I start/finish the last one. I’m not kidding about the pile either, currently it’s 19 books high, if I’m lucky I’ll get through it this year. As part of my motivation and …

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Mar 25 2011

Best Mars Images From Orbiter’s First 5 Years

I recently found this link in my Twitter feed, and I’m just a sucker for beautiful pictures of other worlds. Best Mars Images From Orbiter’s First 5 Years | Wired Science | I’m busily trying to track down some high-res copies that I might be able to hang on the wall.

Mar 03 2011

One month on

I’ve now had the domain for a month and to be honest I’ve not had too much time to commit to it. I’ve gotten as far as a few scribbles for a logo, which if I can translate into an image via inkscape,, or photoshop, will actually be quite cool. I’m still not entirely …

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Feb 05 2011

Hello world!

I hadn’t considered what I would use as the title of my first post here but the default supplied by WordPress seemed quite fitting as a Developer. I’ve been thinking about getting my own domain for years but this weekend I finally decided that it cost so little I could consider the first year a …

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