REMIX11 Sydney Highlights

Vaughan Knight “Game on with HTML5” was IMHO the star with this gem of JavaScript (serendipitously discovered of course): while (zombies) {    run();} He demoed how easy it is to use HTML5 game development frameworks to build cool stuff, and fast too. Russ Weakley “CSS3 is everything we used to do wrong?” of Max Design gave a …

PREMIX11 – Keynote to REMIX11 – Highlights

My first time at the web conference REMIX – Sydney 2011, and PREMIX is apparently having its first year (REMIX has been running for four). I’d say pretty good so far, the keynoters (not quite speakers – but I’ll explain) were excellent. Mr Percival is a wizard of sound, not my kind of music but very …

Chrome to Phone is awesome

Soooo fast, and cool! More details via the official Google Blog:http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/20-percent-time-spent-coding-in-clouds.html Starting to get a little scared though, if Froyo is the requirement, hopefully Gingerbread/Honeycomb don’t become requirements too soon for these new features (or HTC and Telstra update more frequently). Still this was heartening:http://www.androidcentral.com/three-uk-suggests-original-htc-desire-will-get-gingerbread-update

CSE Camp – Epic bus fail, broom game, newspaper towers and internet memes

It’s been about 6 years since I’ve had the pleasure of being on a camp, the last I can remember was a Year 11 Thredbo/Jindabyne trip. So ending yesterday, for a little over 48 hours CSE@UNSW first years, and me since it’s my first year at UNSW, were at Wombaroo Adventure Center in the southern highlands …

LaTeX3.1415926 on Win7x64 = pain, on Ubuntu 10.10 = pleasure

I can’t be bothered ranting…title said it all. I wasted a good 2-3 hours setting stuff up on Windows (and didn’t get there), it was like 2 commands on Ubuntu Linux Maverick Meerkat (10.10). Those two commands were discovered by typing the commands found at:http://www.ringlord.com/publications/latex-pdf-howto/ Basically typing latex and thumbpdf, and following the Ubuntu command prompt …

Google and social, go together?

So here’s one experience I’ve just had – and an insight into why it’s sometimes said Google doesn’t get social. Social is about conversation and interaction – here’s something I can do for you, would you mind doing this for me? So here’s why – the first comment on this blog, 3 months ago. Discovered by …

First house move, memories and moving on to future opportunities

Moving house for the first time in 22 years takes a phenomenal amount of time. Time to clean, to prepare, to pack, to decide what to take, to decide what to box and put in storage, to decide what is important and what is junk. Sorting, sharing, helping the rest of the family, cleaning, washing, …

Water prices should be trending downwards, not upwards

http://twit.tv/gtt18 – Green Tech Today 18: Oasys Water.Aaron Mandell, CEO’s aim is to get the price down to as low as $0.25 per cubic meter. He says current processes (where energy costs are often subsidised) range from $0.65-$1 per cubic meter for current desalination. How? Using some clever thermodynamics and chemistry at scale.Why? The Oasys process in practice …