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Ruby on Rails and CSRF token

I thought that I would share this to hopefully help others after I lost about 4 hours on this during the course of today! I have been experimenting with creating a simple Web API using Ruby on Rails 5 to give me a common backend for something that I am trying to get...

EV road testing a BMW i3…

For the last couple of years, I have considered myself relatively au-fait with electric vehicles, owning both a Nissan Leaf and a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. I am used to the evening routine of getting home and plugging the vehicle in ready to use the next day and on...

Back to blog thoughts

It has been a long time since the mad flurry of posts on the blog and part of the question, has to be, why? I think that I actually lost sight of the thought that I started with which was just to get stuff onto the blog. I read some articles and even e-books on the...

Host migration – the pain and the gain

It’s been a little quiet over the past week a, but not through conscious action. Having decided to re-launch a site and get things going again, I was feeling pretty happy. Problems around the corner? Unfortunately, almost everytime I checked in on my site, I...

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard update – 23/2/16

Not sure why, and I can’t seem to find any reason why but when I connected my iPad Pro Smart keyboard this evening, I was offered an update.  I’ve accepted it as I would like to believe that Apple have made it difficult to hack the process… I...
Three fingered Salute…

Three fingered Salute…

[fusion_text]    [/fusion_text] [fusion_text]If you learn no other keyboard shortcut in Sublime Text then, please, learn this one! This will open the powerful shortcuts menu from where you can edit/select most things. Do yourself, your fingers and your mouse a favour...

It’s all a story

At the backend of last year, I was invited to give a demonstration to the Year 2 children at a local school about computing type toys.  I agreed that I would go up and show them Lego Mindstorms, SAM Labs kit and Scratch Jr on the iPad. On arrival though, I realised...

A new beginning and welcome

After a number of years with a website that has been ‘mis-behaving’ it is time to start again with a blank slate.  To do that, I have for now decided that we would use a WordPress blog to host the site as it is a quick and easy way to get something up and...