17 June 2012

MD5 Flag Generator

This trick was inspired by Brian Suda who I saw speak at Whisky Web. Take a string, any string. Hash it using MD5. Substring the hash to get a 6-digit hex code. Take a look at what colour that hex code represents. A really simple, really cool way of generating seemingly random colours, that can […]

15 April 2012

Whisky Web

I’ve just been to Whisky Web, a language-agnostic web conference in Edinburgh organised by a group of local tech guys. It’s the first one they’ve run and it just came from the idea they had to get a bunch of web folk together forĀ a fun conference and social gathering. Held in the heart of the […]