Tag Archives: optimisation

CODING WRONGS – Where do I start with the bad?

It gets scary out there sometimes. During my freelance career I’ve worked at a lot of different companies and have seen such coding horrors as you cannot imagine. So I thought I’d start immortalising some of them – so that we can all learn better coding practices, by looking at the bad.

Starter for 10 – What’s wrong with this picture?

public function doSomething(stuff:String):void
{
	var newPixels:BitmapData = new BitmapData(someUint, someUint, true, 0);
	someBlitUtil.blitStuffTo(newPixels, stuff);
	someBitmap.bitmapData = newPixels;
}

Did you spot the fubar? It’s not an obvious one. Continue reading CODING WRONGS – Where do I start with the bad?

A History of the World

Explore 2 million years of human history in a completely new way.

I just finished a new project, called A History of the World in 100 Objects. It’s a joint venture between BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, to chart human history in a new way. Continue reading A History of the World