Why I still love Manic Miner

By mcphail

A mini retrospective on Manic Miner, one of the most iconic games released on the ZX Spectrum. I keep playing it today for good reason.

Raigmore Hospital offers tattoo-less radiotherapy for breast cancer patients

By mcphail

Congratulations to the medical, physics, dosimetry, tech, radiography and nursing teams at the Oncology department at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness on becoming the first Cancer Centre to offer tattoo-less radiotherapy for breast cancer patients in the NHS. Reducing the stigmata of radiotherapy reduces the stigma of radiotherapy. Hopefully these combinations of surface-guided and image-guided setup…

Further adventures in the fediverse

By mcphail

I’ve added the ActivityPub plugin to the site, so it should be possible to follow the blog by following @mcphail@neil.themcphails.uk on Mastodon, Pleroma or similar.

LXD, I love you

By mcphail

Don’t ask me what lxd does. Or what lxc does. Or how lxd relates to lxc. I just know that lxd (or lxc – this confuses the hell out of me) is an awesome piece of software. Having snagged a new vanity domain in the .uk release, I decided to bite the bullet and join…