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Welcome to my blog! Here you'll find some less formal posts about experiences / tips / tricks / ramblings that I feel I just have to share with the world. Feel free to browse and search the posts, and comment on anything you agree with / find useful / are infuriated by!

Mastering the Pen Tool in Adobe Photoshop Part 2: Bezier Curves


So you’ve learned a bit about paths, and made a very basic shape that you filled with colour. Now it’s time to learn about making paths with bezier curves – don’t be frightened. It’s easy when you know how!

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Mastering the Pen Tool in Adobe Photoshop Part 1: Paths


For me, the pen tool used to be a world of the unknown. A tool that I did not know how to use, and when I tried, strange things happened. If this sounds like you, this mini series of posts should help you master the pen tool…

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Making Custom Matlab Functions


Matlab is full of functions specifically designed to make your life easier. You should have an idea of how to use them, since we’ve already used a few in our examples. Making your own functions is a great way of saving yourself time for doing tasks you know you’ll need to do in the future…

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Using loops in Matlab


So if you’ve read my previous posts on Matlab, you’ve learned a few basics, and have an idea about how 1D arrays are made. Now to discuss the joy of looping and how it can save you oodles of time…

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Conditional (if) statements in Matlab


Conditional statements are simple lines of code which will execute other code if certain criteria are met. Sound confusing? It’s easier than it sounds…

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Creating an offline version of WordPress


Frustrated at having to upload files when making the tiniest of changes to your WordPress site / theme, just so you can check if it looks better? Fear not! With a basic WAMP server configuration, you can install a local version of WordPress, and make all the changes you want without affecting your live site!

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Forgot Prestashop Admin Password (No Reminder Email Sent)


Sometimes in life, your browser needs reinstalling, and all those saved passwords get wiped. You’ve made the mistake of relying on your browser to store your Prestashop admin password and now you’ve forgotten it.

After clicking on ‘forgot password’, you infuriatingly do not get sent an email saving you from losing access to your site, and you don’t know how to go get it back.

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1D Arrays in MATLAB


***BREAKING NEWS*** MATLAB counts from the number 1! What a crazy notion this is! Originally, I got so used to programming counts from 0, that this confused the life out of me – it’s quite intuitive once you re-adjust though…

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A Quick Guide to MATLAB Syntax


MATLAB, like any other programming language requires you to be familiar with its syntax in order for you to get better at it. The good thing is that MATLAB syntax is very easy to pick up when you practise with it a bit. Here are a few pointers to help get you working with it…

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Somebody really should stop me…


… but I’m glad they don’t!

Just purchased a nice Pearl Export on eBay – I really don’t know why you’d get a brand new instrument unless it was a great deal.

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