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My First Python Project

30th October 2018 Miscellaneous Python

When putting together a web page for an upcoming landmark birthday I decided that I’d like the banner of the page to be a montage of photos of me during my life. Hey, I’m allowed to be self-centred, it is all about me after all!

As I wanted to learn Python for my machine learning projects I decided to use that language to create my montage of images.

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Getting Started with Umbraco

4th March 2018 Web Umbraco , HTML

This blog entry explains how to get started with Umbraco, having installed all of the components required and being able to log into the back office.

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Initial Umbraco Site Setup

In this entry, I describe how I go about initially setting up an Umbraco project, creating the local database, creating the .NET project, installing Umbraco, and adding it to a source code control system.

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Preparing for Umbraco Development on my New Laptop

My intention is to create a new website using Umbraco as the CMS. I have extensive experience of developing with Umbraco at work and wanted to continue that for my own personal website.

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Developing an Alexa Skill

7th January 2018 Apps Alexa , JavaScript

This is a short blog covering how I went about developing my first skill for Alexa. I had the idea that I wanted to create a simple skill for a bit of fun at work (we recently bought an Echo Plus for the office). 

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