Tom Gardiner

Tom Gardiner

Software developer by day, asleep by night. Aspiring chiptune musician.

Why microlight was destined to fail

I've been wracking my brain about organising my digital life lately, and have come to realise that microlight was probably never going to work how I really wanted it to.

Now that the UK has gone on lockdown, it’s so peaceful outside. Birds are singing, not a car or a person to be heard. We should go on lockdown more often.....

Who’d have thought that actually using your own software could highlight all the flaws it withholds?

Shopping during the COVID-19 panic

Just did my weekly shop, as usual. Made some observations what with the COVID-19 panic going around.

A view from Glen Nevis (not to be confused with Ben Nevis!) in the highlands of Scotland

I’m going on a trip to Scotland soon and I was really hoping to use my website to post pictures. Turns out microlight (what powers this site) and the micro...

Moody Sunset

Moody Sunset

I’m getting very conscious I should work on microlight more 😅

🔖Strange Loops: Ken Thompson and the Self-referencing C Compiler

❤️VINYL: Maybe it's time we had an intervention.

On my way to London for a machine learning conference 🤖. When I get there, let’s find out what I’ve forgotten to pack!

Microlight v1.0.1 - Bug Fixes!

As to be expected, the initial release had its fair share of bugs. I've ironed out a few I discovered within a few hours of live testing (because that's alwa...

I've realised that I'm missing a few pages I used to have on my pre-microlight site. Specifically, my CV, and a now page. Soon to be fixed!

❤️This Cooler DRAWS 545W!!? Bad Cooling Ideas #2

❤️https://twitter.com/erdayastronaut/status/1173632319426564097

@erdayastronaut: I just found out there’s some of my stickers that are traveling 10 times faster than a bullet, orbiting the earth every 90 minutes currently hanging out on the @Space_Station 🤯 this is NOT photoshopped 🙌 thank you for the pics @astro_luca, what an honor!!!

❤️“Hello, world” from scratch on a 6502

And so we begin again...

I am now fully set up with a micropub website and can't wait to start finally using it. One of the things I also really wanted this for was to post music to -...