Jamie Balfour

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Jamie Balfour'sArticles

Jamie Balfour'sArticles
Using Homebridge
15Apr2021 / Smart Homes
Homebridge is an awesome tool that makes it easy to connect non-HomeKit products to your Apple HomeKit powered smart home systems. I'm going to explain why it's so great in this article.
My smart home setup
07Apr2020 / Smart Homes
Something that has interested me since its conception in about 2006 was the concept of what is now known as the smart home - it's always been something I've dreamt about.
How did serial take over from parallel?
03Jan2020 / Technology
In this post I am discussing how serial communication overtook parallel communication as the main method of communication in computer systems.
How did serial take over from parallel?
A look at my last decade
31Dec2019 / Life
A look at 2010 to 2019 in my life, from highs to lows. This article is more for personal reasons than for others to read, but some of my friends might find it interesting.
A look at the last decade of gaming
31Dec2019 / Technology
The last decade had some amazing games, but also some truly awful ones. This is my top ten games of the last decade.
Reflecting on myself as a teacher
14Nov2019 / Education
When I became the teacher I never wanted to become I became something horrible
The importance of good syntax
11Oct2019 / Technology
Some languages really have easy to read and write syntaxes, whereas others sacrifice this for structure. What about the combination of both?
A look at a new CSS feature (May 2019)
23May2019 / The Web
Here's a look at one of the new features to CSS as of May 2019
The importance of learning intentions
11May2019 / Education
Learning intentions and success criteria are very important in Scottish schools now, yet I still see teachers who do not use them as well as they should.
The Apple keyboard problem
10May2019 / Technology
Apple has a problem. I think it's time they addressed this.
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