Category: Creativity

MFPlat.dll error starting Reason 10 on Windows 10 Home N edition

When I first installed Propellerheads Reason 10 on Windows 10 Home N edition it failed on startup with errors about MFPlat.dll and MFReadWrite.dll being missing. This happened after a recent Windows 10 update as well. This is down to Windows 10 Home N edition not having media player etc included. There are various downloads available from […]

Learning Javascript at freeCodeCamp Nottingham

I’ve been going to freeCodeCamp in Nottingham for the last few months, with the local meets kindly organised by Will White. While I’ve got HTML/CSS and jQuery covered from the day job, I want to learn vanilla Javascript and then React Native so I can make an app I’ve got an idea for. freeCodeCamp Nottingham […]

Reasons to use virtual machines for programming workshops, hackathons etc

I’ve been learning some new development skills recently and going to hackathons, meetups etc to try new things out. There have been some great talks and some interesting new technologies. There’s an increasing call for everyone to learn at least the basics of programming, which is awesome. However a frustrating and repeated experience is trying […]

Origami Cranes again!

How to spot a sketchy client…

“#1 way to spot a sketchy client: anyone who contacted you (or who you contacted) via Craigslist. Remember folks, if you want to make less than 12,000 a year get your gigs from CL which is a better place for buying used tshirts and getting raped than for getting freelance work.” From the comments on […]

Textpattern website launched for Nottingham driving instructor

A new Textpattern site for Nottingham driving instructor Gavin Pinfold launched this week, hosted on our newly upgraded green web hosting server. Most driving instructors seem to try and make their own sites which look awful, so we jazzed it up a bit with floating transparent graphics, pictures of his driving school car and some […]