Needs extra legroom on planes
Hey I’m Nick! I build & lead teams who create products & solutions that help people do more.
I am a passionate technical leader & full-stack software architect with over 14 years’ experience in designing & delivering large–scale commercial cloud SaaS software solutions, predominantly using Microsoft technologies.
As a hands-on leader, I have a proven track record of building effective on-site & remote software teams, based on the sharing of good practice, defining clear processes, implementing best-of-breed systems and shipping quality code.
There’s a fine line between a handshake and holding hands
I was searching for a new TV and came across this photo on Samsung’s flickr site. It got me wondering, at what point does a
Installing Windows Home Server 2011 on HP MediaSmart EX470 or EX475
This article provides steps to assist you with the installation of Windows Home Server 2011 on an HP MediaSmart EX470 or EX475. Please note that
Quick Fix: Unable to open image attachments in Outlook 2007/2010
If you receive an “unable to open document” error when attempting to open a .TIF file in Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010, it may be
Flattening nested object properties in Entity Framework & ASP.NET MVC
When using the Microsoft ASP.NET MVC framework, I always create a set of partial classes relating to my database objects to centralise validation and add
Get it together, RIM!
I posted my opinion on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet a few weeks ago and maintain that it is a solid piece of engineering. It’s slick, fast,
Scotranslate for BlackBerry PlayBook
Since the BlackBerry PlayBook due to launch in the UK on June 16, I thought I’d write an app for Scotranslate. The app is now
BlackBerry PlayBook: First Look
Despite less than favourable initial reviews, the team at RIM responsible for bringing us the PlayBook tablet has created an exceptional piece of hardware. They have
Comic Relief 2011
2011 saw the most star-studded sketch ever on Comic Relief, featuring Gordon Brown duetting with JLS. The show smashed its 23-year fund-raising total in the early
East Ayrshire’s Day in the Millenium Dome
Just digitised this video from East Ayrshire Choir’s trip to the Millennium Dome in 2000. If you see yourself, just leave a comment and I’ll
OpenSRS Lookup Code
string Server = “https://rr-n1-tor.opensrs.net”;string Port = “55443”;string PostData = ” <?xml version=’1.0′ encoding=’UTF-8′ standalone=’no’ ?> ” + “<!DOCTYPE OPS_envelope SYSTEM ‘ops.dtd’> ” + ” <OPS_envelope>
Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
I really like this poem by Wendell Berry and wanted to share it. Love the quick profit, the annual raise,vacation with pay. Want moreof everything ready-made.
String Extension Collection for C#
This article brings a small collection of my more commonly used string extensions. For those who don’t know about extension methods, I suggest reading this