upload_100408pktqqi0gm2u2skialb16169080-final-e1364143811982I’m Tom Marshall, a UK-based coder specialising in Microsoft technologies.

One of the hardest things about starting a site is picking the name, “Codio Urso” – an amalgam of “Codio” (from Welsh, translates as “Code“) and Urso (Latin for “Bear“) – “The Coding Bear”

Outside of work, I’m a general geek, with interests in computers, cinema, engineering, information security and privacy.

Anything posted on this website is my opinion, and does not represent the opinions of my employer and should not be taken as representative of my employers policies, or their official position.

Comment and Trackback Policy

Now, I hate spam as much as the next person. As well as the automatic spam checks built into this site, I also actively check every comment and trackback which the automated checks haven’t rejected.

Comments must be:

  • Relevant to the post, comments which just provide a link-back to an unrelated site will be deleted.
  • Be marked with your name (first name only is fine) and a valid email address (which is never published). Obviously faked email addresses will be considered spam.
  • Comments must be written in “proper” language. A comment which looks like the following is very likely to be deleted.

jus wna say dat slamme iz da best ride eva.. sat on it bout 2 timez nw… goin in june again!!! evry1 needs 2 sit on diz ride.. trust!! peace out

  • Proper English spelling and punctation is a good thing.
  • Smilies are available, and should be automatically converted from common forms – if your comment hasn’t been, I’ll do this manually. ;-)
  • You are not writing a text message. You are not limited to 160 characters. Feel free to write words like you, are and later without resorting to text speak
  • No arguments will be entered into – if you’re just commenting to get a linkback, don’t bother.
  • No swearing.
  • No unnecessary punctuation (for example, twenty exclamation marks at the end of sentence will get your comment deleted).

Trackbacks must be:

  • Real. The trackback will be automatically rejected or deleted where the originating page does not contain a link to this site.
  • Relevant to the post.


This website respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. This website may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the access of commentors who may be infringing the intellectual property rights of others.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the following information:

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