I’m Phil Bambridge, a computing lecturer in the higher education department of the City of Bristol College, of Bristol, UK.

I’m experienced, and interested, in Linux systems administration, web application development (HTML5 / CSS / JS / SVG), relational databases (especially MySQL), and increasingly, digital electronics, particularly with respect to the new breed of cheap, low-power, flash-based microcontrollers. Whilst I’m not fond of the name “internet of Things”, I love how we are increasingly able to bring smart behaviour to everyday appliances and devices.

For my full CV, please see my LinkedIn profile.

Randomised Likes

  • Fizzy cola bottles
  • vi
  • Shallow depth of field
  • Well documented interfaces
  • Encapsulation
  • Blinkenlights
  • Brass
  • Stained glass
  • Actual, no-foolin’ teletypes
  • Lenses. Heavy glass with red rings.
  • OS maps in 1:25000
  • Sir Henry At Rawlinson End
  • Putting together flat-pack furniture
  • Keyed connectors (better yet, hermaphrodite or orientation-agnostic connectors)
  • Japanese DIY kit sweets
  • Fermi problems

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  1. Hi,

    Just like to say thanks for putting this info online. I’ve followed your LCD tutorial (http://pmb.neongrit.net/blog/?p=64) and it was just what a beginner like myself needed to get going.

    I hope you don’t mind me making a clone of your code, I’ve kept it identical to your original and added references to your site from my main GitHub readme:


    Here’s me following your work:


    I intend to write the same code in Python just to give myself an idea of the differences.

    Thanks again for taking the time out to help us noobs!


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