Articles

Articles written by me.
  • Created by Adam Laycock
  • Created on 30 Sep 21
  • 5 Highlights
Jan 05, 2021
Wrote an article
I wrote an article on creating WDS discover images for use with devices that don't have on-board network ports.

This was especially useful as a lot of the hardware the Department for Education was shipping out to schools did not have network ports and needed to be setup quickly for use at home by pupils during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

https://www.alaycock.co.uk/2021/01/creating-a-wds-discover-image
Jul 14, 2015
Wrote an article
Updated iPads
Designed a Backend System
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I developed a squid configuration to cache the downloads of apps and iOS updates for iPads. The aim was to reduce the amount of internet traffic the iPads where generating. It greatly improved performance as iPads downloaded from the cache instead of hitting the internet.

I wrote this up to share the configuration with others on my blog.
Technical Manager, Ed-IT Solutions (UK) Ltd.
Nov 15, 2016
Wrote an article
Played Screeps
I spent a year "playing" Screeps, a developer strategy game that runs your NodeJS script to act in the game. It required the development of quite a few complex systems to build a reliable script.

I wrote up my experience on my blog.
Feb 20, 2020
Learnt CSS Grid
I implemented CSS Grid on my website as a first test of the technology before using it on other projects.

I wrote up my implementation in this article.
Dec 08, 2018
Wrote an article
Wrote an article about robocopy, the best copying tool you already have.

A small tip on using something that all Windows users already have.
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