I’m Michael Tandy. Until recently I was a PhD student at the University of Warwick. Now I’m a software developer for online grocery delivery company Ocado. You can check out my Wikipedia contributions and Wikimedia Commons contributions. I’ve got a Facebook profile, a LinkedIn profile, and a GitHub account. Looking for rail industry direction sensors? Check out Direction Detection. Want to get in touch? email@example.com
Posted on 01 Dec 2013
I’ve had an interest in barcodes and image processing for some time, and as a side project some time ago I put together a software barcode reader. One of the things I did for that project was start collecting photos of barcodes that didn’t scan well - either to use the images for my unit tests, or to order the products for physical tests. You can use these photos of degenerate barcodes to test your...
Posted on 29 May 2013
Perhaps you’ve read posts like Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names and Falsehoods programmers believe about time. Maybe you’ve also read Falsehoods programmers believe about geography. Addressing is a fertile ground for incorrect assumptions, because everyone’s used to dealing with addresses and 99% of the time they seem so simple. Below are some incorrect assumptions I’ve seen made, or made myself. (If you want to look up an address for a UK postcode or vice-versa to...