Author Archives: Ben Cottrell

Building software isn’t easy, and Qt can be especially tricky. I’ll go through the process that took days to get Qt built statically, that is, with static

Sudoku is a game which, in it’s current form, was invented in Japan, but has existed in other versions, for example, in French newspapers. I’ve attempted to

NB: Following my advice is a breach of the EULA one accepts when they install Windows, so it is assumed that you understand this before reading any

I’ve tested out rendering a planter box with Blender. The box was modelled myself. As you can see in the rendered images below, I tried different lighting

I’ll admit, I can get too focused within the scope of certain problems and not think about more interesting ideas. In this post, I’ll summarize some problems

A few years ago, I began to develop applications across multiple platforms written in C++. I wrote mostly on Windows, and the discovery of open-source projects led

The use of web views for rendering application user interfaces is not a new concept, although methods for doing so have evolved over the years. In this

In this article I’m going to explain how to calculate a real-number based FFT using FFTW, providing the source code. First, though, I will introduce some important

Out with the old, in with the new. My old website, that used a Python CMS and ran on Apache on an older version of Debian, is