A cool new feature which gives your GitHub profile a bit of personality.

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GitHub has recently rolled out a new feature which allows you to add a README to your GitHub profile. Here’s how to get yours in two steps.

1) Create a new repo with the same name as your GitHub username.

Go to and type your GitHub username into the Repository name field.

Make sure you…


It’s easier to combat procrastination when you’ve got cheerleaders behind you.

This article was originally published on my website on 10th May 2020. I have updated some of the figures here (eg the number of completed events has now doubled to 18) to reflect our achievements to date.

Lockdown. Many of us are spending 23 hours a day at home. We’re…


A convenient way to serve up and consume parts of a full English breakfast

While visiting a taqueria in San Diego, I discovered the breakfast burrito: sausage, ham, cheese, egg and potato all steaming hot inside a tortilla. …

If you’re a JavaScript developer, you’ll know about console.log(), but have you heard of console.table(), or console.assert()?

console.table(), and console.assert() aren’t as well-known as console.log(), but they are very useful for debugging.

Let’s take a look, using some example data.

Imagine you are running an e-commerce website. You sell a number of different kitchen items.

You store details about these items in objects, within an…

It’s only been a couple of hundred kilometres since I started being able to run 5k without stopping…

(CW/TW: body weight) In June 2016, after a couple of months of breathless perseverance, I managed to jog a whole 5k for the first time. It was all I’d set out to…

The Music Box, San Diego, California, 9th January 2020

She was a literal one-woman band: KT Tunstall, her Taylor guitars (“made from sustainable wood!”), tambourine, synthesisers and loopers.

We were very lucky to see her, as she’d had to cancel the previous three shows of her West Coast Ramble tour…

A sinister place, full of criminal activity? Or a place where good people do good things?

“The dark web” is a phrase we’ve heard a lot in the past few years. Also known as “the darknet”, it has a reputation for being a massive place full of illicit websites.

In fact, the dark web makes up a tiny percentage of all the websites available in the…

What they’re for, why we need them and why there are different kinds…

Without an operating system (OS), a computer would be useless: a bit like a business without a manager. But what are they for and how do we use them?

The operating system is a piece of software which co-ordinates all the computer’s functions and its relationships with internal and external…

Suze Shardlow

Fun, feisty, five foot two. Coder, crafter, choir singer.

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