Paul Kiddie

ūüĎč I'm Paul Kiddie, a software engineer working in London. I'm currently working as a Principal Engineer at trainline.

New Relic in action at trainline #futurestack

February 22, 2016

Toward the end of last year I was invited to present at New Relic's FutureStack conference in their Hacker Lounge track. I had a great time…

Customising surface plots in Excel 2010

October 15, 2010

I've got a bunch of data in three columns (x,y,z) which I put into a cross tab and output as a surface and contour plot in Excel 2010. I…

And we're back....

March 10, 2010

Apologies for those of you trying to access my blog over the past couple of days: normal service has now resumed after getting severely let…

Yearly blog spruce up

February 07, 2010

I've just deployed a few visual changes to my blog which should help with the readability and usability of the material on here. Included is…

Post-DDD8 report

February 01, 2010

Saturday marked the 8th annual DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper conference at Microsoft’s Reading HQ in the UK. This is a community event…

Creating a MessageBox in Java

January 05, 2010

I wanted to see if there was a Java equivalent of .NET's MessageBox class. Turns out there is but it's a little more hidden away as a…

Dock window shortcut keys in Windows 7

October 08, 2009

I'm a huge fan of the docking feature in Windows 7 that allows you to dock windows to the left or right half of the screen, or to fill the…

Jabref exports to Word 2007 XML

July 31, 2009

For those of you who don't know, Jabref is an open-source, Java based reference manager that allows you to import citations from a number…

301 Redirects with Plesk

January 08, 2009

I've just recently signed up with a new web host (Weycrest) to take over the hosting of my blog, and they utilise the Plesk control panel…

Databinding with Windows Forms controls

December 08, 2008

In years gone by, to add a collection of items to a collection control, I've gone through the long winded way of calling Items.Add on a…

Installing DotNetNuke on a Server 2003 box

August 02, 2007

I spent a some time recently getting DotNetNuke installed on a Server 2003 box, with help from a variety of sources. So I thought I'd bring…

Mix:UK 2007 registration opens

July 25, 2007

Registration for the UK iteration of the MIX conference which was held in Las Vegas earlier this year has just opened . There is a…

First entry: Metallica gig @ Wembley

July 14, 2007

Last weekend myself and a few other Student Partners, Representatives, MVPs and the academic team from Microsoft went to the Metallica gig…

Killer App for XP/Vista Media Center

July 14, 2007

I've just recently come across a bit of software called WebGuide  which gives your Media Center box some great functionality. I've always…

.NET Evolved

May 18, 2007

This year has been a great year for developers with the general release of the .NET Framework 3.0 that provides a new set of APIs to produce…