The Psion 5MX makes a great little portable writing tool, but getting files off takes a little more effort. The word processor handles plain text and it’s own proprietary binary format. Plain text is fine, but I’d like to do something with the formatted content. [Read More]
Microsoft Build Tools 2015 are broken
We have a bunch of node tooling that relies on npm-gyp to build native windows packages. Most of these tools appear to be strictly dependant on the 2015 version of the Microsoft Build Tools. [Read More]
Psion 5MX - Oh, I've been waiting for this...
I have coveted (verily coveted), a Psion since my school days. A few friends had them, I had a Palm IIIe. And whilst I got a lot of mileage out of my Palm over the years (it got me through university), the potential productivity of the Psion 5... [Read More]
Reply to Sonia Sodha's "Stonewall risks all..."
I wrote to the Guardian letters desk, based on a number of messages I received today. It’s the first time I’ve felt compelled to do so. I fully expect the letter to disappear in to the ether, so I’m also publishing it here. [Read More]
Remote Development on Windows using Visual Studio Code and OpenSSH
Whilst under lockdown, I moved development of .NET projects from my ultrabook to a rather large desktop. [Read More]
Writing Interactive Fiction with Inform 6 and Vorple
Designing For Food Allergies
Disclaimer: Any information presented here-in does not necessarily represent the views of any of my current or past employers, clients, or organisations I’ve worked with currently or in the past. [Read More]
Making a Nightlight - Lessons Learned
This project had a simple premise - make a touch-controlled night-light. [Read More]
I'm Kian Ryan
TLDR; I sport, code, make stuff.
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