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Five minutes with Howard

Howard lets us know who he was in a previous life, shares his love of Thai curry and festivals - but not his love for slow walkers 👎. Plus why you might find him doing strange dragon things with his hands 🧐. Where do you want to go to the…

Howard lets us know who he was in a previous life, shares his love of Thai curry and festivals – but not his love for slow walkers 👎. Plus why you might find him doing strange dragon things with his hands 🧐. Where do you want to go…

Readable Code without Prescription Glasses

Between you and I, I have never been very good at grammar. I grew up burdened by terrible spelling, atrocious handwriting and a patchy understanding of grammar rules. At school, my heartfelt compositions were met with disdain from grumpy English teachers, who returned them to me covered in red ink.…

Between you and I, I have never been very good at grammar. I grew up burdened by terrible spelling, atrocious handwriting and a patchy understanding of grammar rules. At school, my heartfelt compositions were met with disdain from grumpy English teachers, who returned them to me covered in red ink.

17 Reasons why your boss should pay for your pet 🤔 😆

Pets make a great companion and many people would consider them as a member of their family, but what you may not realise is there are far more reasons that having a pet may benefit your life. They improve our social lives, improve our health and just generally improve our…

Pets make a great companion and many people would consider them as a member of their family, but what you may not realise is there are far more reasons that having a pet may benefit your life. They improve our social lives, improve our health and just…

Bread is not for ducks – Questioning nutritional advice for optimum performance at work

It's not hard to find healthy eating information online, lots of it conflicting and based on outdated science. A quick browse over the NHS's 'eat well guide’ offers me some basic guidelines for what a healthy diet should look like: - Eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day…

It’s not hard to find healthy eating information online, lots of it conflicting and based on outdated science. A quick browse over the NHS’s ‘eat well guide’ offers me some basic guidelines for what a healthy diet should look like: – Eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a…

Why I love Docker and other programmers should too

The beginning of my programming journey Many years ago when I started out on my programming journey I would spend most of my coding day developing software. That might seem like a strange thing to say to a programmer who spends most of the day coding, but it has not always…

The beginning of my programming journey Many years ago when I started out on my programming journey I would spend most of my coding day developing software. That might seem like a strange thing to say to a programmer who spends most of the day coding, but it has not always…

Is the LMS dead?

When talking to companies about their learning needs we’re often told “yes we have a Learning Management System (LMS)” before they go on to explain all the problems they suffer from. If an LMS is the answer then why are there still so many questions? The truth is we’re not…

When talking to companies about their learning needs we’re often told “yes we have a Learning Management System (LMS)” before they go on to explain all the problems they suffer from. If an LMS is the answer then why are there still so many questions? The truth is we’re not…

From hieroglyphics to emojis – the changing face of icons

Icons, symbols, images, language and text have been used by us for a long time as a means of communicating ideas and conveying messages.  History of icons Prehistoric cave paintings depicting stick figures hunting woolly mammoths, the ancient Egyptians using hieroglyphics for literature, symbolism in religion and medieval tapestries detailing…

Icons, symbols, images, language and text have been used by us for a long time as a means of communicating ideas and conveying messages.  History of icons Prehistoric cave paintings depicting stick figures hunting woolly mammoths, the ancient Egyptians using hieroglyphics for literature, symbolism in religion and medieval tapestries…

Ocasta now available on Gov’s Digital Outcomes Framework

Ocasta are now listed as an approved supplier on the Crown Commercial Services' Digital Outcomes Framework. What is the Digital Outcomes Framework? The framework is live on the Digital Marketplace and can be used by public sector organisations (PSOs) to quickly find suitable consultancies to help them design, build and deliver digital outcomes. It…

Ocasta are now listed as an approved supplier on the Crown Commercial Services’ Digital Outcomes Framework. What is the Digital Outcomes Framework? The framework is live on the Digital Marketplace and can be used by public sector organisations (PSOs) to quickly find suitable consultancies to help them design, build and deliver digital outcomes.

The fingerprint – from our digits to the digital

As fingerprint readers become more and more ubiquitous on electronic devices, are you guilty of taking your pinkies and the unique signature they carry for granted? I give you an examination of what fingerprints are, how they have been historically used and why there is more than meets the eye!…

As fingerprint readers become more and more ubiquitous on electronic devices, are you guilty of taking your pinkies and the unique signature they carry for granted? I give you an examination of what fingerprints are, how they have been historically used and why there is more than meets the eye!…

Greg’s top tips from Unity Unite 2018

What is Unity? Unity is a versatile development platform used primarily to build high-quality 2D and 3D games, we use it here to create Albert the e-learning hero for Virgin Media. Unity Unite is an annual conference for content-creators to learn about the latest developments in the Unity engine and…

What is Unity? Unity is a versatile development platform used primarily to build high-quality 2D and 3D games, we use it here to create Albert the e-learning hero for Virgin Media. Unity Unite is an annual conference for content-creators to learn about the latest developments in the…