The latest blogs from the UK women in technology blogger.

Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

I like to use my blog to bring important titles about technology and Computer Science to your attention. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions has become a new bestseller. produced by Gayle Laakmann McDowell is currently in the bestsellers on chart on Amazon UK so I thought it was time to feature it.

Computer Coding Python Projects for Kids: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide

Computer Coding Python Projects for Kids: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide

I like to use my blog to bring important titles about technology and Computer Science to your attention. Computer Coding Python Projects for Kids: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide has become a new bestseller. produced by Carol Vorderman is currently in the bestsellers on chart on Amazon UK so I thought it was time to feature it.

Algorithms to Live By: Computer Science of Human Decisions.

Algorithms to Live By: Computer Science of Human Decisions.

I like to use my blog to bring important titles about technology and Computer Science to your attention. Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions has become a new bestseller. produced by Brian Christian is currently in the bestsellers on chart on Amazon UK so I thought it was time to feature it.

Sleek, simple to use, portable speakers with a stereo sound

iQual Tech Bluetooth Speaker Product Review I was very excited to be sent a pair of the stylish looking iQual Tech Bluetooth Speakers from a company called iQuadTech for review.  They have also sent me a discount code which only our lucky readers can have - you need...

How to become a power user of Google

How to become a power user of Google

I spotted this infographic today and thought I'd share it with you.  There's a lot more to Google than just typing what you are looking for into the search box. This infographic is worth studying for a few minutes to get an insight into what's possible. This is also...

Teach yourself to code (or teach your kids to code).

Teach yourself to code (or teach your kids to code).

From time to time I share interesting infographics that I spot on social media. I spotted this one earlier and though it was quite good. I'd certainly endorse the idea of learning Python, Javascript, Ruby and Java. I'd also recommend trying Scratch if you are brand...

How to get access to the raw XML when processing XML in Java

I've always felt that XML processing in Java is overly complex. Surely something that so many business applications need to do on a regular basis should be simpler and easier by now. Recently I needed to get access to the raw XML being retrieved in this case from an...

How to improve MySQL 5.7 Performance

How to improve MySQL 5.7 Performance

We upgraded to MySQL 5.7 and have had numerous problems with performance. We upgraded because we needed the new support for fractional timestamps but we've since learnt that this functionality has been ported back to MySQL v5.6.35.  So in some situations the best way...

AS400 Operating System Introduction

AS400 Operating System Introduction

So what makes the AS/400 Operating System so special? The AS400 Operating System is one of the most modern Operating Systems in wide spread use today.  I was at an interesting talk given by Doctor Frank Soltis the chief designer for the IBM AS/400 and the IBM System...

IBM 3.5 inch Floppy Disk Solar Powered Calculator

IBM 3.5 inch Floppy Disk Solar Powered Calculator

I was sorting through some old floppy disks this afternoon and came accross an original IBM 3.5" Solar Powered Floppy Disk. I think I was given this at some IBM event back in the 1990's.  It's really great and still works! It's identical to a standard 3.5" disk in...

Whatever happened to WordStar?

Whatever happened to WordStar?

                    Going through some old box files this afternoon I've just found my copy of the WordStar Reference Card from the 1980's.  I've scanned it as a keepsake now and you can find the PDF below.  It's...

How to watch Channel 4 on Demand (4OD) on Apple TV

How to watch Channel 4 on Demand (4OD) on Apple TV

Update: December 24th 2018: As a Christmas present for 2018 Channel 4 have just released their brilliant All4 App on the Apple TV.  I've watched a few programmes on it so far. I'm really impressed with the picture and sound quality, ease of use and can't fault...

Do you have any IT Questions?

I'm looking for some good IT Questions covering Windows, Mac, Wordpress, iPhone, Website Development, project management, telecoms etc that I can research and write up as interesting posts on this blog.  If you've got any good questions that you've not really been...

Minutes Template UK?

One of my most popular blogs last year was my UK Minutes Template.  At the time I just wrote about a Minutes Template that I've used a lot over the years but I've got lots more examples that may be more appropriate to different styles of meeting.  Over the coming...

Would you like a working Tricorder?

Would you like a working Tricorder?

I love this new xPrize competition to create a real life working Tricorder as inspire by Star Trek.  In many ways of course the iWatch and similar devices are already starting to evolve almost beyond the Star Trek Tricorder, after all in Star Trek these devices were...

Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet and templates

Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet Infographic I spotted this really useful Social Media Image Sizes infographic earlier on twitter. It has all the image dimensions and file size restrictions for all the major social media platforms. I thought I'd post it to...

Our blog now has a Twitter Account.

Our blog now has a Twitter Account.

I've been using Twitter client sites for years now but never got around to setting it up for my own IT blog.  This evening I have finally created a Twitter Account to go with this blog. If you follow ITMAN101 on Twitter I'll let you know...