Recently I thought it would be really helpful to be able to ask my Google Nest/Assistant what my meetings are tomorrow before I go to bed, or otherwise what my next meeting is during the day. I couldn’t find any solutions to this beyond enabling public and free access to my work calendar via the Internet, or otherwise to manually export and import calendar items on a regular basis.
Author: Stephen Pickett
Stephen Pickett is a programmer, IT strategist and architect, project manager and business analyst, Oracle Service Cloud and telephony expert, information security specialist, all-round geek. He is currently Technical Director at Connect Assist, a social business that helps charities and public services improve quality, efficiency and customer engagement through the provision of helpline services and CRM systems.
Stephen is based in south Wales and attended Cardiff University to study Computer Science, in which he achieved a 2:1 grading. He has previously worked for Think Consulting Solutions, a leading voice on not-for-profit fundraising, Fujitsu Services and Sony Manufacturing UK as a software developer.
Stephen is the developer of ThinkTwit, a Wordpress plugin that allows you to display multiple Twitter feeds within a blog.
World Autism Awareness Week
It’s been rather a while since my last post due, to an extremely heavy workload in work the last few years, and so I have been thinking that it’s about time I posted an update; I thought I would use the opportunity to share something that I wrote and shared with my colleagues in work […]
ThinkTwit Update 1.6.5
I’ve released a very minor update to resolve an incompatibility issue with WordPress 4.4:
ThinkTwit Update 1.6.4
It’s been around 5 months since I’ve last made an update as work and life have generally been extremely busy. I’ve managed to find some time to release an update with some minor fixes.
I have recently been involved with a project whereby we wanted to use Microsoft Azure to host an application, and for users of this application to be able to login using their local Windows login details and for their permissions to be synced with Active Directory. To achieve this we identified that we could make […]
Minor ThinkTwit Update 1.6.3
I’ve just uploaded a very minor update of ThinkTwit.
ThinkTwit Update 1.6.1
I’m pleased to announce an update to ThinkTwit to version 1.6.1 and the first update of 2015! There are some minor fixes and new features within this update, but I know of at least a handful of people out there that will benefit greatly from it.
ThinkTwit Update 1.6.0
I’ve been a busy bee over the last few weeks: this is the biggest update to ThinkTwit that I’ve made in a long time, since before the upgrade to Twitter REST API v1.1, and it fixes a number of things that I have wanted to update for a while but also which I’ve had a […]
What the hell actually is FIPS 140-2?
If, like me, you’ve poured through different resources trying to really understand FIPS 140-2 and what is required to achieve this standard then this article should hopefully give you the answers and links to more information.
Due to my experience with the Twitter API through my implementation of ThinkTwit, I’ve had a few questions lately on how to implement the Twitter (Search) API in Python so rather than answer people individually I figured it would be best to share with everyone on my blog.