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FIDE Ranking – September 2019

With the publication of the September 2019 gradings, I’m pleased to gain my debut FIDE rating. As estimated following the August Richmond Rapid Play, this has been confirmed as 1,009 – which I will endeavour to improve. Please follow and … Continue reading

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Richmond Rapid-Play #125

Sunday 11th August saw my return to competitive rapid-play, for the first time since the summer of 2007! Both Emily and Isobel were entered for the U80 (grade) section, and I entered the U120… notably, the majority of players in … Continue reading

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Chess Gradings – July 2019

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Five Minutes With…

Recently, I took part in a Five Minutes With… interview with Richard Nass (of Embedded Computing Design) discussing MISRA C. The interview can be heard on the ECD website. Please follow and like us:

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Budget 2018 – Smoke and Mirrors

I don’t normally “do” politics on this blog, but claims in Budget 2018 have irritated.  Particularly the assertion that someone warning £50,000 “will be £860 a year better off from next April.” An analysis of the numbers shows that this is not even … Continue reading

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10th International Annual ISO26262 Conference

I’m pleased to be confirmed as a Speaker at the 10th International Annual ISO26262 Conference, to be help in Stuttgart in October. I will be speaking on “Use MISRA C:2012 as your language subset – write safe and secure application code” … Continue reading

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ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 Plenary 2018

I am pleased to have been invited to form part of the UK delegation to the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 2018 Plenary, held at the Indian Habitat Centre, in New Delhi, between 6th and 11th May. As well as attending the Plenary … Continue reading

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MACH2018 – a review

Back in January, I announced that I had been invited to participate as part of the British Standards Institution led panel session “How robotics and automation are transforming manufacturing systems” at the Manufacturing In Motion (MACH 2018) event at Birmingham’s National Exhibition … Continue reading

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So long, FNR… hello LDRA

On Friday 9th March, after nigh on six years, I bid farewell to Mychett Place and Frazer-Nash Research. I wish my former colleagues well for their future. With effect of Monday 12th March, I have joined LDRA working out of … Continue reading

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AndrewBanks goes HTTPS

Regular readers of this blog/website may have noticed that something has changed!  The site is now secure. For some time I have been considering migrating this blog from HTTP to HTTPS… but expected making the change would be quite a … Continue reading

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