Welcome to Nicky Thomas Media
Welcome, my name is Nicky Thomas and I am a Computing undergraduate studying BSc(hons) Computing and Information Systems. This site (www.NickyThomas.net) acts as a personal portfolio where I am able to demonstrate my knowledge and skills to a range of prospectus employers.
Most recent works
Each week I shall be presenting completed featured work here, it could be Graphic Design, Web Design, Network Design.. It could basically be anything which is worthy enough to become a feature!
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Latest from my Blog
2013 Summer ProjectNicky Thomas
Date: 06 May 2013
Well last summer I set my own Blog & Content Management System as a summer project while learning PHP/MySQL. It is that time of year again, the last week of University is finally here, 2 programming assignments (Data-Centric Windows Programming & Application Design and Development) both due in on Friday (I should really make a start on them today..) and I want to try something non-web based this year, I have decided to become an Android Developer for the summer and create my old game CSR (Crazy Swansea Roads) in to an Android App and become a multi-millionaire by September (One can be hopeful right?)
(P.S. Wish me luck for this weeks assignments!)
My New PassportNicky Thomas
Date: 29 Apr 2013
Not exactly my actual passport, but on Friday I had a few issues with my Mac, the internal hard drive got corrupt on a disk repair utility and long story short, I done terrible practice of not making regular back-ups of my work, I normally do manual back-ups every week or so to my Dropbox folder or Memory Stick, luckily with the help of my friend Kash who let be borrow is SATA to USB lead and of course his time, we managed to recovery the data and back it up to my brand new WD 1TB My Passport for Mac External Hard Drive - I have never been a fan of them before, but 1TB is future proof for the next few years for myself, I cannot see myself actually ever needing to buy another one in the next 10 years (Although people have spoken too soon in the past and were proven wrong) but for the price, £70.00 I thought it was a steal and it is pretty compact
It measures at 111mm in Length, 82mm Wide and 15mm thick weighing 0.14kg, so it is pretty lightweight!
Date: 24 Apr 2013
Facebook Home: A response Zuckerberg & Co was probably not expectingnicky thomas
Date: 13 Apr 2013
Facebook Home has been with us for a little under 24 hours now and already the Internet is filled with critical reviews of Facebooks new product Home. In the official announcement at the start of the month they seemingly had everything perfect and created a lot of hype with this beautiful new cover screen but in reality it is absolutely ugly unless your friends-list is full of professional photographers.
Not only do posts from friends show up but annoyingly, page spam also clutter what is supposed to be one of the most social interfaces to date.
It is not surprising that the Home App has an average market rating of 2.5 stars with over 900 one-star ratings
The seemingly fluid responsive app which was demonstrated to us at the press launch has a lot of realistic issues, one of the most annoying things about this is, the Facebook Home Wrapper makes using your own applications a lot harder and uglier.
The once beautiful Android UI has been replaced with a dark iOS style menu and another alternate menu, which cramps all of the devices apps in to one list.
Some user comments from the Play Store
“No widgets, kinda clunky, and petty much just Facebook with access to your apps drawer. Meh, an unimpressive launcher compared to most others.” - Jeremy Noah
“This app adds nothing that I can't get from the regular Facebook app AND it takes away everything I already love about my Android phone and the care I've taken to set it up. Uninstalled.” - Rickie Friedberg
Not everyone is negative about this new app from Facebook
I'm surprised at how well developed this launcher is! I really don't understand how it's got such a low rating! Great job Fb team! The only option I would like to see is the ability to disable double tap to like. - Bryan Edens
Conclusion is, try it, you’ve got nothing to lose and only you will be able to decide whether you personally like it or not but personally for me, looking at my phone and seeing a random friend grinning at me is not for me.
Amazing what is stored on the internetNicky Thomas
Date: 31 Mar 2013
I honestly completely forgot about this, I created it back in 2007 as a fan-site for the Swans, was just doing some general 'research' on Google and I spotted the link, got my curious.. What other sites of mine have been archived online?