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Sara Payne

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Computer Science student at The University of Hull. Interested in learning as many programming languages as I can.

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Will virtual learning after COVID-19 continue?

The outbreak of COVID-19 has moved almost all students to a virtual learning platform. Will virtual learning continue after COVID-19 continue? I am studying for a Meng in Computer Science at the University of Hull and actively prefer virtual learning. Academic Benefits of virtual learning Academically I find the virtual... The post Will virtual learning after COVID-19 continue? appeared first on S… Read more →


Social gatherings in a virtual world.

Social gatherings in a virtual world? Some of you might ask what this means. I have been in virtual worlds since 2004. During that time, my friends have fallen into two broad categories. People I know in the physical world and those I know through virtual worlds. The outbreak of... The post Social gatherings in a virtual world. appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. Read more →


I am attending DDD North (Developer Conference)

Today I am attending the DDD North event. I am particularly looking forward to the talks on GitHub actions, .net core security and an Introduction to Xamarin. #today #lookingforward #xamarin #introduction #ddd #github #event #netcore #attending #cybersecurity https://ddd-north-2020.sessionize.com/schedule The post I am attending DDD North (Developer Conference) appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. Read more →


Ubuntu Server Upgrade Considerations

With Ubuntu 20.04 on the horizon, Ubuntu Server upgrade considerations are on my mind. My experience of release upgrades with Ubuntu desktop is less than desirable. Moving from Ubuntu server 18.04 to 20.04 will be my first experience using Ubuntu Server. One option I am considering is setting up an... The post Ubuntu Server Upgrade Considerations appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. Read more →


Virtual Worlds Saving Lives. A topic introduction.

Virtual worlds saving lives is something I have wanted to talk about for a long time now. I have still not fully found the correct words to express this delicate yet important topic adequately. More details about my personal experience with this will follow in future blog posts. This poster... The post Virtual Worlds Saving Lives. A topic introduction. appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. Read more →


Fire And Ice Grid Upgrade

This weekend I completed a version upgrade for the Fire And Ice Grid. The upgrade went smoothly with little disruption for my users. The whole process took just 30 mins. Logins had to be closed but only for 5 mins while the Robust server was restarted. Full details and be... The post Fire And Ice Grid Upgrade appeared first on Sara Payne's Blog. Read more →


Website S.E.O

Following the end of the university exam period, my attention has returned to the Fire And Ice Grid. While the website was made, it was not performing well in search results. Mobile display problems had been detected by Google search console. Some content was going off the edge of 360... Read more →


December Work Madness and January Exams

Well, December was as December always is, busy! My private hire business 1st Class Travel explodes throughout December. Leading up to the end of the university term this held its own complications. Course work deadlines were added by the university. Running a business while engaging in full-time study was always... Read more →


The Fire and Ice Grid opens

The Fire and Ice Grid is a user-created 3d virtual world powered by OpenSim. Simultaneously, this project is both a business and a research project. Every aspect of this project uses open-source software. There are multiple programming languages used. The server is running Ubuntu Server (C and assembly language). OpenSimulator... Read more →


A productive week

This week in my new venture I have taken my first steps on PHP. I now have a contact form on my website which is protected by Recaptcha v3. I have also got my Gsuite drive successfully connected to my ubuntu server. This gives me convenient extra storage on my... Read more →