I'm ready to race season 3 - lets go

iRacing    simracing
Importantly for me, a B class driver, I was the first the B class drivers and ahead of real life V8 Supercar regular David Besnard. I even think there's plenty more to come there is plenty more to come, after setting an optimal time of 1:21.622 and missing 15 minutes of setup time in the session after an iRacing error denied me access to the Garage with a "Bad setup file" error. I'm also yet to refine setup work and will continue development of a qualifying setup through the week, before focussing on a race setup on Friday/Saturday.

Star Mazda season 3 begins at Brands Hatch

Brands-Hatch    iRacing    simracing
iRacing's Season 3 for 2012 begins today, with the Star Mazdas taking to Brands Hatch in England for round one of the twelve round season. This season I've made up my own paint, with the my work, Charm Health, as primary sponsor. I've also got Microsoft on the engine cover, with my fuel sponsor BP on the nose. The paint scheme is Charm Healths

Selecting WPF DataTemplates at runtime

WPF
I explain how to modify the look and feel of a GridView in WPF

Making F1Speed

f1 2010    f1 2011    f1 2012    projects
I wished Codemasters F1 201x had a telemetry application. It didn't, so I made my own.

CROSS JOIN with filter equals INNER JOIN on Sql Server

linq to sql    sql server
Cross join with filter equals inner join with filter. A little experiment to test what Sql Server with it's query optimisation and with how linq does it's magic.

Star Mazda Road America Season 2 2012

iRacing    simracing    star mazda
Decent enough speed but terrible mistakes on the opening lap of both races cost me.

Contesting iRacings Star Mazda series

iRacing    simracing    star mazda
I've got my A class license and I'm moving up from the Skip Barber to the Star Mazda for season 2

Fizzbuzz is useless as an interview question

management
Don't use FizzBuzz to filter out bad senior developers.

My first month as a developer in the public sector

developers    personal
Some initial observations on life as a public sector software developer, one month in.

Connecting to Codemasters telemetry feed

f1 2010    f1 2011    f1 2012    projects
Codemasters publishes telemetry data packets you can receive to make your own telemetry based applications.

Principal Systems Developer

personal
I'm off to a new job and I'm excited.

I think F1 2011 has got to go

atomicf1    f1 2011    simracing
AtomicF1 has been fun but I think it's time to go. No thanks to Codemasters F1 2011.

Visual Studio macro to attach to w3wp.exe

asp.net    visual studio
Use a Visual Studio Macro to hook into w3wp.exe and debug ASP.NET apps faster

Localising Date Time display in ASP.NET and Javascript

asp.net    javascript
Display localised time on your webpages.