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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!

The MATLAB Interface / Integrated Development Environment (IDE)


Okay, so starting up MATLAB for the first time might make you think ‘Woah, this is it? This is what everyone’s been raving about? What’s so special about it?’. Well, let me spend a little time showing you how to set it up and get you up and running with it…

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Introduction to MATLAB variables


The great thing about MATLAB is that it doesn’t care what type of variables you’re using. This is very good for coding up a script / function / program in no time at all. It’s not so good if you accidentally reuse a variable name, with a different type (i.e. setting var1 = ‘hello’ and then later, reusing¬†var1 = 123) . This will end up making problems with your program that are harder to trace.

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Getting Started in MATLAB


You know what? I’ve been programming in MATLAB for 7 years now, and I’d never thought to blog about it. I always thought it was easy once you’d picked it up, but as always with most programmers – there aren’t too many that are particularly good at helping you understand the language. I thought I might try that myself…

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Display an Image with OpenCV


To start the ball rolling, we need to be able to show images that we are going to process / have processed. This is really easy in OpenCV, and just requires a few simple lines.

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Small Venue Live Music Licensing to be Axed?


It seems that the proposal to get rid of live music licenses for small venues such as pubs is to be lifted, pending a review in the House of Lords on the 10th of Feb.

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C++ Hello World Program


Yes, I might as well start here, since I don’t know how to use the wordpress code snippet stuff yet.

Okay, let’s make this quick: you want to know how to output the String “Hello, World!” to the command line? You’ve come to the right place…

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Hello, world! New programming blog online!


Yes, hello indeed! If you’ve not been reading any of my other blogs, it’s me again! If you don’t know who I am, I suggest you wither look at the URL of the site, or go to my main page!

Anyway, now that the formalities are over, I thought I’d quickly share the point of this blog with you…

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Making an impact: Very early recognition


Since winning the image competition, the University promo team have been pushing my image out to the media, and so far, it has been published on the Times higher Eduction site!

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First postgraduate research conference


One month into my PhD, I’m still reeling from all the paperwork and introductions and forms I need to fill in, and there’s a University wide postgraduate conference I need to attend.

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Funding a part time, multidisciplinary PhD


Like fitting a square peg into a round hole, my part time PhD was assembled in a very inelegant and unusual way. Managing all the interested parties, whilst keeping my¬†employment agreements is hard enough, but a lot of other factors get in the way too. I’ve outlined what you should look out for when attempting the to navigate the seemingly impossible…

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