Some A-Level students will be working on a major piece of coursework, or NEA (Non-examined assessment). I often see students unsure of how to reference their sources. There are various ways, the method I’ve often been told to use is Harvard Referencing. Sheffield University have a good article (Harvard referencing, no date) which gives some …. Read More
https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2021/1/7/22219284/epic-games-acquires-rad-game-tools-announcement Epic Games, yes, the people that make fort**** and Epic Games Store, they’ve just bought a company called RAD. There’s no information on how much they paid, but I doubt it was cheap. So what is RAD? They make various tools, but the main ones do compression. Like zip and MP4. Why bother buying …. Read More
Interesting video from Tom Scott which covers various things. In a broader sense, ideology. In specifics, sharing data between web servers/services. In terms of specifications, A-Level interfaces (not the interface between human and machine, but the interface between one system and another). It’s a good watch, and an essential watch for A-level students.
Matt Parker does some awesome maths stuff, particularly his spreadsheet standup routine which is an excellent look at how images are stored and displayed. This is an interesting puzzle, and one that can be modelled in Python….your task, is to model it in Python! Give it a go and I’ll do a couple of videos …. Read More
Have you every got onto a train and given a heavy sigh as you realise there’s still 9,223,372,036,854,775,798 stops until you reach home? It seems someone made a mistake. This video goes nicely into how this mistake could have happened and looks at some of the binary etc behind it. Worth a watch for years …. Read More
https://medium.com/@james_aka_yale/the-4-layer-internet-model-network-engineers-need-to-know-e78432614a4f GCSE students (and A-Level students) will be familiar with the network stack…well…they’ll know it’s something they should know. It is however something which people are often fuzzy on. This article explains it nicely and talks about TCP and UDP and how it fits within the stack. Don’t worry about the OSI model, that’s something …. Read More
This video looks at not only the game design principles, but also the tricks the developers used to get every bit of performance and push boundaries to make Crash Bandicoot a really ground breaking game for it’s time. Contains a nice section which compares the CPU and GPU. Also comparing RAM to secondary storage (CD)