The BBC micro:bit is small pocket sized computer to help with learning about coding and electronics. The micro:bit is a fun way to learn (even for adults) and the BBC is offering a set of 30 micro:bits to UK primary schools for use with 8 to 11 year olds. The current application period is open … Continue reading Free BBC micro:bits For UK Primary Schools
Personal Update: May 2023, Contemporary Issues in Digital Technology
As National Apprenticeship Week 2023 started back at the beginning of February I wrote a brief blog post where I mentioned the start of the Contemporary Issues in Digital Technology for my degree apprenticeship. The module has now been completed, so a good chance for me to reflect a little. Critical Writing vs Descriptive Writing … Continue reading Personal Update: May 2023, Contemporary Issues in Digital Technology
National Apprenticeship Week 2023
Monday 6th February 2023 sees the start of National Apprenticeship Week in the UK, giving me an opportunity to write about my apprenticeship learning. My Previous Apprenticeships When I left high school (quite some time ago now) I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and although I was academic, I felt that I wanted … Continue reading National Apprenticeship Week 2023
Azure Load Testing (Azure)
In this blog post I am going to look Azure Load Testing, using it to test how much my web application can take before it breaks. I am currently hosting my Flask (Python) web application within Microsoft Azure. Orignally I tried to go with the cheapest compute option I could find as this project is … Continue reading Azure Load Testing (Azure)
Program Development Life Cycle (PDLC)
The Program Development Life Cycle (PDLC) consists of the following stages: Analyse the problemAnalyse and define the problem, check and understand that the problem is clearly defined. What are the inputs /outputs, process steps, logic, rules and requirements.Design the solution (program)Design the solution using tools such as flow charts and pseudo-code.Code the programUse appropriate tooling … Continue reading Program Development Life Cycle (PDLC)
What is Agile?
Agile makes me think of the agile attribute used in role playing or when discussing comic book characters (e.g. Spider-Man). Agile in Software Engineering, and business, terms is very similar in that it is a mindset that helps deliver small incremental changes quickly. Like Spider-Man using several small quick jumps / web swings to get … Continue reading What is Agile?
Exporting Local Group Members (Windows)
During a recent administrative task I needed to make a list of all members of a local group on a Microsoft Windows device. Originally I opened up Computer Management and started scrolling through the group. Physically writing down each member would take some time and I prefer the command line approach. A quick (and quite … Continue reading Exporting Local Group Members (Windows)
Power UP Is Back For 2022!
Five decades of video game fun is heading back to the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) for Summer 2022. I've previously blogged about Power UP (back in 2018), and made a short YouTube video when I visited in 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qm6d90tVt4 Sadly the last two years (2020, 2021) reduced my visits to tech events … Continue reading Power UP Is Back For 2022!
Personal Update – April 2022
It's been a while since my last personal update (October 2021) so I think it's about time for one. Degree Apprenticeship Over the autumn I completed the module around Cloud Solutions and Architectures. I've been a cloud user for a years now, with experience of a few cloud environments and a few different ways to … Continue reading Personal Update – April 2022
What Is A .intunewin File And How To Create One
A .intunewin file is used with Microsoft's Intune to deploy Windows applications to Microsoft Windows devices managed by Intune, as an alternative to using apps from the Microsoft Store (i.e., for applications not available in the store). Creating A .intunewin File Microsoft provide a tool called "IntuneWinAppUtil.exe" that is used to create .intunewin files. The … Continue reading What Is A .intunewin File And How To Create One
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