K Cartlidge

SciFi/Fantasy Author and Web/Software Developer


I mainly discuss creative writing and software development, with the occasional review thrown in. My main influences are Noir (for example Raymond Chandler), Space Opera (such as Eric Brown or Iain M Banks), Sword and Sorcery (e.g. Conan, Black Company), Epic or High Fantasy (David Gemmell, Julian May) and Military SciFi (Sven, Gaunt, WH40K). My first own-brand full-length novel is nearing completion. Further news soon.

23 June 2015
Windows 8 Install fails with "A media driver your computer needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB, or Hard Disk driver"
19 June 2015
I use all four languages (plus C# in my day job) and over the years have chopped and changed between them. I decided to pit them head to head.
18 June 2015
I've wanted a Pixel for a while. I've used Chromebooks before and fancied trying the ultimate version.
11 June 2015
Season One of a new Science Fiction series based on a post-terraformed Earth a few decades after a war caused by the arrival of a number of alien races. St Louis houses a ragtag city in a hostile world.
06 June 2015
So you're using source control. How do you deploy to your server?
12 March 2015
I tried Office 365. I really did. Then I cancelled it - and here is why.
06 February 2015
There seems to be a few people online struggling with this. Here's the solution.
04 February 2015
A new Windows Phone (a Lumia 735). Why?
27 January 2015
Moving to Office 365? Here's how to get your emails and data across.
22 January 2015
You're a developer. You probably use Mac, Linux or Windows. How about an editor? Maybe an IDE?
09 January 2015
Even as a small or solo developer, you should still be using version control.
30 December 2014
My MotoMaker custom Moto X has arrived - and it's brilliant.
09 December 2014
Mark Watney is stranded on Mars. He must somehow survive, communicate, and escape.
25 November 2014
I've just re-listened to episode 131 of the Self Publishing Podcast, and one of the things mentioned was the reputation of eBook boxed sets.
21 November 2014
Bounty Killers. The Tarantino style without suffering through Tarantino.

I've been maintaining this site in various forms for a few years (posts are infrequent). Those who've been with me for a while will note that many posts have gone. They were simply no longer relevant.