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Adrian O'Connor
Works at North 51
Attended Wilsthorpe Secondary School
Lives in Nottingham
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I feel their pain... As an O'Connor, in the early days of the web that apostrophe would usually be a SQL injection point that'd break a lot of apps. As a web developer, however, it meant I learned the importance of safe SQL very quickly indeed :)
An unlucky few have names that can utterly confuse computers, and it makes their life online quite the headache. Why does it happen?
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New profile pic is me doing The Beaver Middle Distance Tri (Half-Ironman length) last week :)
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Possibly the finest trance track ever produced. If I'm ever on desert island discs, this'd be coming with me...
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Rich is getting richer
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Just posting this here because it looks interesting, and hopefully it'll remind me to watch it at some point in the future :)
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Great video -- early home computers were cryptic enough to those of us who had them when we were kids and used them every day. I don't think I'd remember the bizarre command to start loading from tape on a C64 any more, despite doing it many thousands of times in the early 80s.

Also, I bet they'd do quite a bit better if you showed them a Mac or an Amiga from just a few years later :)
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Some nice looking photography plugins for Aperture, LR and PS are now free (thanks to Google):
 
Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities -- from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now. 
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The demo reel of exceptionally high-quality real-time rendering in Unreal engine 4, which happens to now be free, is amazing. And, with Unity 5 being released and Corona also going free -- and Source 2 being pre-announced (but it will be free), it seems the theme right now for amazing game engines is that they are free. Crazy - in a good way :)
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Interesting talk on common conflicts in game design (especially around the difficulty of telling a dynamic story)
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Rotate your owl.
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Pretty cool.
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This is great to see - apps built with Apple's new Swift language are getting faster with each new iOS beta...
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  • North 51
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  • Component Workshop
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  • E.ON UK
    Consultant/Programmer
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    Senior Programmer/Technical Lead
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I am a computer programmer who has lived and worked in and around Nottingham all my life.
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Rob is a really superb teacher. He listens well and then teaches what you want to learn, explaining the things you need to know very well. Thanks to Rob, I quickly learned my way around the fret board, started playing more barre chords, learned how to play around with scales and different progressions, and expanded my knowledge of music generally (and guitar in particular) massively beyond the basic skills I'd managed to cobble together over the years. Highly recommended for anybody who wants to improve their playing -- it'd be hard to find a better teacher.
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