Lessons learnt in my first year of coding (while being a full time music teacher)

February 16, 2019

I’ve been learning to code now for just over a year. I’m not yet at a point where I’ve got myself a job, but have learnt a lot over that time. I’m also a secondary school (high school for you US readers) music teacher and have …


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How hexadecimal helped me understand binary / 2

January 28, 2018

In my previous post I went about explaining how hexadecimal works. I suggest you read that post before reading this! I'm still getting to grips with the whole blogging experience and still deciding if this is the best way to explain computing ideas. I'm toying with the idea of creating …


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How hexadecimal helped me understand binary / 1

January 07, 2018

This week the CS50x course I am working through is teaching (more accurately getting me to learn about) pointers in C, and using images to help understand the concept. I've been looking through bitmap files and getting to grips with how computers make images, something I've always been curious about …


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Why am I learning to code?

December 31, 2017

I'm in my mid twenties and I have been thinking about changing career (even though I'm currently only at the start of one) for a year or so. Over the summer I read Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter which is what initially got me …