Announcing My New Hearts Service

Recently I’ve been trying to learn more about modern web applications. To get some hands-on experience, I thought I would try and implement a card game inside the browser. My favourite card game is Hearts, so I’ve developed a multiplayer Hearts service that is going live today.

Functional Fractals — Mandelbrot Set in F#

I’ve been a functional programming enthusiast for a while now and have been looking for something cool to write using a functional language. I also have a soft spot for fractals, particularly the Mandelbrot set, which most people should recognise. The Wikipedia article has some particularly beautiful images which I’ve often used as desktop backgrounds. I have two problems with the Wikipedia images though:

Greed 2014 — The Road to Victory

Three weeks ago I entered the Greed tournament, a programming competition held by the great guys over at CodeCombat, spanning Tuesday 20th May to Tuesday 8th June. My aim was to make it into the top 50 and nab myself some free web hosting. However, once I got going, my competitive nature got the better of me and I ended up winning first place. Whoops. :)