Welcome to my little place on the web.

I'm a software developer by day, but occasionally when time allows, I like to tinker with home automation, home theatre and retro gaming (basically anything geeky that involves a computer).

When I get time I'll try and blog about these projects here. I have also shared some of my software, which I hope may be of use to others. It's on my software page.

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Dave Dangerous hits the Google Play Store

My first full featured game is now in the Google play store. Join Dave in his quest to save his beautiful girlfriend, Daphne, from the clutches of Evil Steve! Fight through 40 levels of nostalgic platform mayhem. It's free and it's available on Android. Click the image below to be directed to the Google play store.

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Well, for something that was originally going to be... read more

Another week, another app on Google Play, meet TREX

Just a short entry today. A few days ago, I was having internet problems, and by accident I managed to press the space bar on the 'you are offline' page in chrome. To my amazement that cute little retro dinosaur came to life and became a great little addictive game!

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After a bit of investigation I discovered this easter egg was added to Chrome earlier this year. As the source code is all open source, over in the Chromium repositories. I got the javascript and created a simple Android application using a webview. You will need to be running... read more

First mobile app Profit Accumulator in the Play Store!

Wow, it's been a while since I wrote a post. Most of my evenings have been busy with a website a friend told me about called Profit Accumulator. It's a great a site, with lots of videos that explain how to do matched betting. This is not gambling. It's a system where you place bets on all outcomes, so you can't lose. You then do the same with the free bet and pocket the money! It's all legal and completely tax free! I have been doing it for over a month, following the member offers, and made over £1,000. If you're in the UK, I would recommend you sign-up for the free membership and make an easy &poun... read more

Leaning Java - Android game development

I have been meaning to learn Java for a while a now, but as usual it’s all about finding the time. Over the last few weeks I have been fortunate enough to come across the brilliant Java tutorials over on Kilobolt.com. Not only do they cover Java basics, but they continue to step you through creating your own framework for game development. Then port them across to Android via the Android Studio IDE.

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At the end of the tutorial you have a one level robot platform game, shown above. The development has gone fairly smoothly. ... read more

HouseBot has just stepped into the world of Android

While writing my post over on the HouseBot forums about my setup, I discovered that the author of the software has just releases an Android remote!

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I feel this is something that has been lacking from HouseBot for a number of years now and was making HouseBot seem a little out in the cold. What great news! I feel this will open up HouseBot appeal massively. Time for me to create some new software remotes that use the high definition resolutions that Android brings. Some exciting times ahead for HB!

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