Birkbeck Torrington Square London

April 27, 2010

Birkbeck library Building

Birkbeck entrance torrington square

the essence of everything at Birkbeck College


A talk on The Essence of Everything, Why Atoms are Made of Nothing and A Binary digital Theory of The Universe Cosmos. April 30 2010, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London in Room 416 at 6:45 p.m.
The talk covers the physics, philosophy, information theory and mathematics of this Matrix-like theory.
Nick Bostrom at Oxford and Seth Lloyd at MIT are proponents of similar theories – as are others.

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UKTechDays London Visual Studio 2010

April 16, 2010

paul-foster on visual studio 2010code
Paul Foster showing us some C# code on the big screen in Visual Studio 2010.

Charlie Kindel on xna and silverlight for WP7 (Windows Phone 7)
Charlie Kindel who worked on Windows NT gives us the background to the new Windows 7 mobile – WP7 (Windows Phone 7). Here he is telling us that anyone who can do Silverlight and XNA can now make applications for the new WP7 (Windows Phone 7) phones because that is what they use as well as c sharp to program them.

ingo rammer on multi cores - slower
Ingo Rammer tells us that multi cores can process threads, when the code is set to do that, independently. But each core tends to run slower to conserve heat. Shoed us a 128 core system which drew gasps from audience.

ingo rammer does timing tests on multi core programming in c#
Here Ingo Rammer is doing some timing tests to explain multi core and multi threading concepts and how Visual Studio 2010 improves App performance by utilising each core effectively.

Mike Taulty telling us about use of Silverlight in WP7 (Windows Phone 7) apps and not in browser
Mike Taulty tells us that Silverlight will be used in mobile Apps but not in the browser. He then took us for a drive round the code for WP7 (Windows Phone 7) mobile Apps – toast, tiles and other goodies. All looks easy and fast to develop with Express or Visual Studio 2010.

Mike Taulty showing us a hello world program for WP7
Mike Taulty shows us the nitty-gritty of a hello world App on a WP7 (Windows Phone 7) mobile phone App. In this case he manages to get a rabbit to appear out of a hat by pressing a button. Cleverly the type of hat changed as well 🙂


1st DevTank Meetup London

April 16, 2010

devtank huddle moo

devtank london VC

devtank london couchdb


The 1st meetup of DevTank at Sun Systems in London by Huddle and Moo featured a talk on map reduction and couchDB followed by how to get venture capital.
Very successful with beer and food and all went to pub after.


Social Media Monday UK Theodore Bullfrog London

April 12, 2010



Social Media Monday – 12th April 2010 with Barry Furby at Theodore Bullfrog attracted a lot of social media types and Charlie Osmond from FreshNetworks gave a great talk on setting up social communities. We even had Jason founder of TwitJobs.co.uk in the crowd getting feedback.


Nexus Android Calendar

March 13, 2010


The Nexus One calendar synchronizes with your Gmail calendar well. You must have a calendar in Gmail (see below) and the two sync together provided you have set it up in Nexus ‘Geberal Sync Settings’ – this is under the App called ‘Settings’ – easy.


If you add a google maps URL, eg http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=80+Edgware+Road in the where section of the calendar then you can click this in the Nexus and up comes google maps magically on the PHONE 🙂


MeetUp Founder Scott at 140conf London

March 10, 2010



140conf near Euston on Wed 10 March featured Scott (2nd from left) talking about how he founded Meetup. See twitvid here.
Later @Priyal makes a point about Social Media in India and her work at the BBC. Brittney Bean talked on many themes – music, games, festivals.


Tron Light Cycle

March 7, 2010


The old B film Tron had humans trapped in a computer game (Light Cycle) and this idea is probably correct in that WE ARE PROBABLY living in a giant computer too.
Have a go at the game on windows to get a sense of riding Light Cycles (free windows version here)


Artist in Residence at the Hospital Club

March 3, 2010





The Hospital Club had an artist in residence event on March 03 2010. With a fashion collection, photographs and art works. Delightful atmosphere and classy art everywhere.


DEV8D

February 27, 2010

SCALA, Linked data, Python, Android, Symbian, Google App Engine, The Cloud, Genetic Programming – just a few of the topics on offer at this wonderful 3 day BaseCamp event.

DEV8D at University of London in Malet St took place on Feb 24 – Feb 27. Charles Severance, Jan Reichelt presented to name just two.



The RipRap 3D copying machine was popular. Seemed to be able to copy itself! And made copies of cups and even shoes all by itself 🙂


Android Developers

February 18, 2010

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Android Developers meetup at SkillsMatter Goswell Rd on 18th Feb 2010 – we talked about App performance testing and coding the cube wallpaper for Apps. Talked about Android Apps using Java and eclipse.
Afterwards we went to the pub for more Android talk.