Sam van Lieshout

Author's details

Name: Sam van Lieshout
Date registered: August 28, 2011
URL: http://blog.samvan.co.uk

Biography

I'm a Second Year Computer Science Student at the University of Manchester, I enjoy all things tech - especially developing on Windows and my Windows Phone.

Latest posts

  1. The Cost Of The Cloud — April 24, 2012
  2. TwiStatistic – Twitter Account Analysis — February 5, 2012
  3. Radio Silence – No More — January 31, 2012
  4. Whereabouts are you? — November 26, 2011
  5. Calculating Noise Levels From Uncalibrated Microphones — November 13, 2011

Most commented posts

  1. Under the hood — 1 comment
  2. Calculating Noise Levels From Uncalibrated Microphones — 1 comment
  3. The Cost Of The Cloud — 1 comment

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Apr
24
2012

The Cost Of The Cloud

I’ve been interested in the main developments in cloud storage that have happened over this week. With Google announcing Google Drive, and SkyDrive customers being upgraded to 25GB of free storage. I thought I would have a look at the 3 big players (Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive) and have a comparison between their free …

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Feb
05
2012

TwiStatistic – Twitter Account Analysis

Over the Christmas holidays (when I should have been revising) I wrote a small website which would allow users to lookup Twitter users and generate some interesting statistics about their tweeting habits, their followers and following. The statistics generated, I found, can be quite interesting – for instance did you know that 55% of my …

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Jan
31
2012

Radio Silence – No More

twistatistic

Firstly I’d like to apologise for the lack of posts as of late – I have essentially been offline for the past couple of months getting ready for my first semester exams and whatnot, but I’m pleased to say that they are all over! Well… Until the end of the second semester anyways! I’ve got …

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Nov
26
2011

Whereabouts are you?

If you’re one of the people who are using my uni pinging script you may have noticed that it has sped up slightly, this is because it has now been partially parallelised (it sends out a maximum of 10 pings to 10 different hosts every couple of seconds)! Another feature I’ve been wanting to implement …

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Nov
13
2011

Calculating Noise Levels From Uncalibrated Microphones

I’ve recently started creating more features for my WP7 app, Oscilloscope. Currently all it does is take input from the phone’s microphone, and then displays a waveform on screen, which aside from looking quite cool is fairly gimmicky – I want it to actually have some sort of usefulness, naturally the first thing that would …

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Oct
16
2011

The Website Is Down

So our network at uni went down earlier this week for the first time since I’ve arrived last year, so I quickly wrote a PHP script to find out how to check if hosts are online or not (basically, whether they are responding to pings or not – you can see it in action here), …

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Oct
09
2011

Under the hood

Personally I find the really low level things that computers do very interesting, and although this is covered a bit in my uni course I feel the need to “poke about” a real system, so I’ve came up with a little humourous (well, for me anyways) project for myself which should allow me to learn …

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Oct
03
2011

namespace Blog

I’ve been meaning to set up a blog for a while now and have finally got round to do it. The main reason for me wanting to do so is that it shall hopefully allow myself to collate my thoughts etc… I’ve not had much experience at blogging, but from the little I’ve had I …

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