Welcome to my little place on the web.

I'm a software developer and occasionally when time allows, I like to blog about my various coding project here. I also like to tinker with home automation, retro gaming and more.

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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Understand CO2 Emissions with our Carbon Intensity page

In today's world, sustainability and reducing carbon emissions have become more critical than ever before. With the rise in global temperatures and the increasing awareness of climate change, more and more individuals and organizations are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. One of the most effective ways to do this is by monitoring and reducing our use of carbon.

If you're looking for a tool to help you understand our nation's carbon footprint, DigitalGeek.me has an excellent solution for you. Our Carbon Intensity web-based tool helps you track and understand the current breakdown of CO2 emissions related to... read more

Experience the Thrill of Classic Gaming with Dave Dangerous is a Must-Play!

As the lead developer, I’m thrilled to present “Dave Dangerous,” a fun and exciting game that combines classic 8-bit gaming with modern gameplay and graphics. Inspired by the legendary Super Mario Brothers, our team at nellyfish.com has worked tirelessly to create a game that captures the spirit of classic 8-bit games while adding new twists and turns to keep players engaged.

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Lost Little Spaceman The Addictive Puzzle Game That Will Leave You Lost in Space

As the developer of Lost Little Spaceman, I am incredibly proud of the game we have created. This game is perfect for those who love puzzle-solving and exploration in a cute and colorful universe.

The game revolves around the journey of a little spaceman who has been separated from his spaceship and is now lost in a foreign univers... read more

How ChatGPT will change the way we work

ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI, has the potential to revolutionize the way we work. With its ability to generate human-like responses to text prompts, ChatGPT can be used in a variety of applications, including customer service, content creation, and data analysis. In this article, we will explore how ChatGPT will change the way we work.

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Generate bulk proof of postage labels from Royal Mails Click and Drop service

I use Royal Mail's Click and Drop service a LOT for my small business and one thing that has always really bugged me is that you cannot create a bulk proof of postage label. The service does allow proof of postage, but you get 1 for every order, so if I have 30+ orders (not uncommon at busy times) I have to print out 30+ pages for the post office to stamp 30+ times!!!


So my solution was to create a small java console application that has a file watcher monitoring my downloads directory, so when the Click & Drop website generates the... read more

Upgrading to a NVMe SSD on a Late 2014 Mac Mini

If you have a late 2014 Mac Mini that is grinding to a halt due to the tiny 4 GB's of SOLDERED ram (what were apple thinking!) don't give up on it. I was about to get rid of it as it was becoming unworkable but after a bit of research found out that it does have a PCIe connection that is capable of working with NVMe, to support a tiny SSD.

The upgrade is now complete and it's all working great. I did have a few hiccups as i'm using non-standard apple parts. The original SSD was a Sam... read more

Dave Dangerous Google Play and iOS update

Just rolled out a very large update to Dave Dangerous. This update has been very overdue and bring it up to the latest verson of libGDX. Thank you to all the testers, we finally got there!


This version includes the following improvements:

System improvements
★ Update to LibGDX 1.10 and supporting libraries
★ Aspect ratio mapping
☆ Updated Google Ads
☆ Mute ads when game is muted
☆ Removed in-app purchases
☆ Additional scoring on blocks... read more

Spikes Galore is back in Google Play!

Good news! Spikes Galore is now back in Google Play. It has also had a few improvements. Coins are easier to collect, and the coins allow you to buy even more in-game. It has also been updating on iOS and will be in the Amazon Appstore soon.


Give it a go for FREE at nellyfish.com/spikesgalore

#gaming #android #ios #nellyfish

Google gave me 30 days to update my app then SUSPENDED it after just 4 days!

I hope others will find this article useful. It’s really not a rant, I’m passed that now, and I’m no longer expecting to hear from Google, as now, after months of trying to contact them, I have sadly concluded they don’t care.

This article is just a warning to fellow developers to be very careful with third-party SDKs and with Google constantly changing... read more

Really useful stock checker script for Amazon sellers

I'm a small seller on Amazon Handmade and got caught out a number of times with my items going out of stock and not realising. If my items where fulfilled by Amazon then there is a handy alert to warn you when stock gets low. But as I made my items to order I have to fulfil them myself, but there is no way to alert me via the seller account.

To fix this I have created a small VBScript that I run manually. You will just need to save the code below into a text file with a vb extension to execute. Sorry, Windows only. You will also need to update the CheckAmazonStock... read more

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