Clinton Montague

Developer, learner of things, functional programming enthusiast, hacker, and all round inquisitor.

Introducing HexClock

November 13, 2011

I’m not really sure where the inspiration came from, but today I woke up wondering how you might be able to visualise time in a new and weird way. Perhaps it was the recent binary day, the last of my lifetime, which made me think of the idea for HexClock. Maybe it was just because […]

It’s 0xFFF day tomorrow!

November 10, 2011

Just sent this email around to the team at work: If you don’t know what that means, roll your eyes and think to yourself “bloody nerds” If you do, convert 11/11/11 11:11:11 binary into hex. (If you didn’t and you’re still reading this, it’s probably time to roll your eyes again.)

My Lego minifigures collection

I saw that they were selling them in Tesco for £1.97. £1.97!! (If you could type capital numbers, those last ones would have been). It would have been rude not to. Especially as I already owned this guy from the first series: I’m sorely tempted to go crazy and collect the whole set.

Notes on a week of cycling

June 5, 2011

Up until this time last week, my shiny new bike had mostly been sat there collecting dust, then having it washed off by the rain ready for the cycle to complete. That’s not a happy life for a bike. So last Monday, I took it for a ride to work (yes, I know it was […]

400th follower dance

March 9, 2011

This morning I stupidly said on Twitter that I would do a dance when I reached 400 followers. I didn’t expect anyone to notice or care, but some people did and started badgering me. So, I made it. Here it is. Don’t laugh too much ;) The bit where I’m laying down was me attempting […]

Talking at Oxford’s first PechaKucha night at Science Oxford Live

February 4, 2011

Science Oxford Live put on Oxford’s first PechaKucha night last night. The basic idea is that you have 20 slides, each displayed for 20 seconds, and do a quick-fire presentation. I was lucky enough to be one of the presenters last night, but had very limited time to prepare, so naturally talked about the one […]

An email reply to a cyber-squatter

January 27, 2011

I’ve received four emails from Arthur Simmons this week about a domain name,, which is about to expire. He has noticed that I own and so assumes that I will also want to buy his domain as well. His email Following up about the domain I am going to list for […]