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Shivoa Birch
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My ability to slice keyword searches with a small window limit & index the results eclipses my desire to mentally re-sort shuffled clips.

Has made the end reveal appear at the latest point it could, which I guess is an interesting mechanic when the story depends on when you get various key information and claims.
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Legalised theft
I've used the phrase "legalised theft " a few times talking about Microsoft's policy of currency conversion that moved their digital stores from MSP (Microsoft Points) to local currency balances/credit. Any Microsoft Points that you had remaining in your Mi...
I've used the phrase "legalised theft" a few times talking about Microsoft's policy of currency conversion that moved their digital stores from MSP (Microsoft Points) to local currency balances/credit. Any Microsoft Points t...
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Commercial mods
Wouldn't it be great if there was some way for mod teams who make expansive mods to get paid for their significant work, maybe on Steam. Shame they can't and PC gaming is dead according to the backlash to the backlash about Skyrim mods. The actual implement...
Wouldn't it be great if there was some way for mod teams who make expansive mods to get paid for their significant work, maybe on Steam. Shame they can't and PC gaming is dead according to the backlash to the backlash about S...
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A full blog post is still coming this month (we're back to that schedule after missing three months in the latter part of last year); this is just a quick administrative post. Due to the wishy washy way in which Google have talked about their interest in re...
A full blog post is still coming this month (we're back to that schedule after missing three months in the latter part of last year); this is just a quick administrative post. Due to the wishy washy way in which Google have t...
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The "Death of Classic Reviews"
Man, the "death" of classic reviews. We previously had most launch-window reviews of (PC) games as software reviews because most games had glaring UX issues, problems in their mechanics, or simply a lot of bugs that led to weirdness. It was important to tal...
Man, the "death" of classic reviews. We previously had most launch-window reviews of (PC) games as software reviews because most games had glaring UX issues, problems in their mechanics, or simply a lot of bugs that led to we...
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AMD Doesn't Make $100 for Every Console Sold.
[I]f these talks were to result in Microsoft owning AMD, it would save the firm a lot of money. Microsoft, as well as Sony, pay AMD in the range of $100 on each console produced. On top of the savings Microsoft would be making on each console, sales of Play...
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When we talk about the range of cheap IPS-like displays, there is more than just resolution that comes into it.

The HP Stream 7 is the very bottom end of the IPS-like displays (not surprising for the price) while the 2012 Nexus 7 is pretty decent (as a budget offering it spends a lot on the display tech) and looking a the black levels you can clearly see how a screen can take a step forward to reproducing a decent range of dim tones vs being held back.
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We Don't Have the Money, But We've Got a Plan
The last month has involved quite a lot of getting lost in some deep PC games. While the PS4 facilitated my gaming highlights last year , the games I've been dropping a lot of time into recently have all been on the PC. An interesting thing about Pillars of...
The last month has involved quite a lot of getting lost in some deep PC games. While the PS4 facilitated my gaming highlights last year, the games I've been dropping a lot of time into recently have all been on the PC. An i...
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A full blog post is still coming this month (we're back to that schedule after missing three months in the latter part of last year); this is just a quick administrative post. Due to the wishy washy way in which Google have talked about their interest in re...
A full blog post is still coming this month (we're back to that schedule after missing three months in the latter part of last year); this is just a quick administrative post. Due to the wishy washy way in which Google have t...
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Software Engineer, former Techie & Writer
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  • Soton Uni
    Researcher, 2012 - present
  • Mode 7 Games
    Lead/Technical Artist, 2003 - 2006
  • GameSpy
    Writer, 2000 - 2004
  • Gamers Universe
    Writer / Server Admin, 2008 - 2008
  • University of Oxford
    Computing Assistant, 2007 - 2007
    Server admin, programmer, staff support
  • Cherwell School
    ICT Technician, 2005 - 2007
    Server admin, programmer, staff support
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Southampton
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Oxford - Birmingham, UK
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By day I'm a Static Code Analysis researcher, by night I'm a 'bedroom' game developer.
Education
  • University of Southampton
    Computer Science PhD, 2012 - present
  • University of Southampton
    Software Engineering BEng, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Birmingham
    Mathematics & Statistics BSc, 2001 - 2004
  • Magdalen College School, Oxford
    Secondary to A-level, 1994 - 2001
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