Python JSON Tutorial

The JSON module is part of the Python standard library and provides an easy to use way of dealing with JSON data types. This tutorial servers as a basic introduction to this very useful module. Python to JSON table The first place to start is the Python to JSON table (defined in the documentation) which […]

The Sound of Alexa

A fortnight ago I was lucky enough to attend the amazing HackSheffield and I can honestly say it was fantastic! Everyone had brilliant ideas and watching the presentations at the end was great fun, so much creativity! Some of the apps that were developed made use of Alexa and the Echo which Amazon brought for […]

Getting your Microsoft controller to work on Fedora

With all the games available on Steam that work on Linux you wouldn’t be unreasonable for wanting to use your Microsoft controller on your Fedora machines. Some games are just better played with a controller! Thankfully xboxdrv has you covered! You just need to install xboxdrv using; $ sudo dnf install xboxdrv Once that’s done […]

Year in review

It’s near the end of 2015 and I just wanted to share some of my thoughts about the year that’s gone by. The Good My brother’s wedding. This year my little brother got married and he asked me to be the best man! I have to say him and his wife were really organised, so there […]

First Impressions of Fallout 4

It’s brilliant. Bye! I have to admit I’m pretty tempted to leave it just at that. Fallout 4 has that same addictive property that Fallout 3 and New Vegas possessed, you sit down to play and suddenly find that most of your day has dissipated. Much like it’s predecessors there’s so many events, missions and places […]

Upgrading IntelliJ IDEA from 14 to 15

A newer version of the IntelliJ IDEA is now available and there’s some interesting new features that will probably make you want to upgrade. If you do decide to upgrade here’s the steps I took for reference; Download the installer; Extract it to your preferred location. Add it your path ~/.bashrc. export PATH=$PATH:/WHERE_YOU_PUT_INTELLIJ/bin Start IntelliJ by typing […]