Animating my name

 

As some of the regulars here may be aware, for the past few months I have been learning coding with the help of online code school Codecademy. Today marks the completion of their Learn HTML course. Now I’ve started a fun project/mini-course using JavaScript to produce a funky little animation of my name where the little circles move aside when you roll your mouse over it. The GIF above, from a Codecademy email, shows what the final result could look like.

Credits: Codecademy via GMail

UK £1 golden coin is history

 

Today is the day the familiar “sound round pound” coins of the UK are demonetised (taken out of circulation) to be replaced by a new super secure bimetallic version. The £1 coin first came into circulation in 1983, when it replaced an earlier pound note. These coins are made from copper, zinc and nickel, but before their replacement, were often counterfeited.

I managed to save one pound coin as a souvenir, which now sits in my drawer at work.

Credit: NRG-EPoS