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The Architecture Graduate Exhibition – University of Sydney

On the 5th of December, there will be the Architecture Graduate Exhibition at the University of Sydney. Yes, that’s right, my Bachelors degree is over! But before I move on to Masters, other projects, and life, I would like to dedicate a post to the exhibition itself. The Architecture Graduate Exhibition is an annual event […]

A bullet point blog post because I’m back in business

What a hectic month. Will post about projects later, but here’s a bit of here and there: Final exam on Monday 18th then I will truly be free. All servers and boxes updated to latest software after several months. Amarok is an amazing app, but that it took me this long to wrap my head […]

Architecture IRC channel on Freenode

Most of my readers will know that despite the majority of my blog posts being about technical content, I actually study architecture. The crossover between these two fields from my experience seems to be rather minimal. The computer geeks know a little about buildings, but not enough to do much about it. Similarly, the architecture […]

Sydney revue coming up from the architecture faculty!

As some might remember, I was involved in a Sydney revue last year by the university of Sydney architecture faculty as the musical director. It was called Game of Homes (a shameless pun on the Game of Thrones series). Not only was I involved with music, it also gave me the wonderful opportunity to create […]

Blender panoramic renders howto and demonstration

Doing a Blender panoramic render isn’t easy. This is because you can’t actually see what you’re going to create in the regular OpenGL-shaded 3D view. In fact, even when looking through the Blender camera, you won’t see what you’re going to end up with. Blender panoramic renders with Blender Internal renderer The technique is actually […]

Motion tracking with Javascript, HTML5 and a webcam

Why would you use the web for motion tracking? Simple. HTML5 Canvas is exciting. Javascript is (pretty) cool. Combined with a lazy afternoon, we can create an ultra simple hand motion tracking and colour recognition system. This isn’t entirely true. It doesn’t track the hand, it tracks a bright blue bottle cap I found on […]

Hello SevenStrokes: Building websites … a little differently

A few months ago, Chris Paplinski, Nathan Charrois, Kaushal Inna, Andre Brokman, Kelsie Rose and I, Dion Moult, gathered to create a company. Today, we would like to present to the world: SevenStrokes. SevenStrokes is a web development company but with a few key differences. Firstly, we see websites as a service, not a product. […]

DraftSight: a free and cross-platform alternative to AutoCAD

Whilst Linux is an excellent system for programmers, it’s certainly a little wanting for people who deal with creative graphics. There are tools like Krita, GIMP, Inkscape, Blender and Digikam and so on to help fill this gap, but one area which isn’t talked about so often are CAD tools. As an architecture student and […]

A Beaglebone, a Blender, a Board, and a Swarm.

Hardware isn’t generally my thing. When it comes to software, I like to break and create. But in my opinion, hardware should just work. But even though that’s another story altogether, it did explain my apprehension when I greeted the UPS guy one morning delivering a BeagleBone Black. Let’s begin with the BBB. It’s a […]

In order to discuss BDD, as a blogger, I need to talk about Behat

If you’re developing a web application, especially one that uses PHP, you should know about Behat. Behat introduces itself as “a php framework for testing your business expectations”. And it does exactly that. You write down your business expectations of the application, and it automatically tests whether or not your application achieves them. You begin […]

So then I built an oil lamp

A few months ago I was walking in the park near my university and stumbled across a rather warped but stylish fallen branch. Immediately I knew that this branch was destined to become an oil lamp. A couple months later of on-and-off work, I had finished. The lamp itself was made out of laminated rings […]

The one and only IBM Model M Keyboard

Any computer enthusiast will tell you that whereas computers in general have been getting better over the years, keyboards have been steadily degrading in their preference for design rather than build quality. Simply put, all keyboards nowadays (characterised by mushy rubber dome chicklet keys) are terrible. If all of this sounds like a weird geek […]

Free major and minor scales for piano sheet music

Two months have gone by without blogging. In that time, I’ve been wrapping up the first half of my uni year. There are plenty of stories to tell, but I’ll delay that just a little bit longer. In the meantime, I wanted to share some basic scores I produced for piano. I teach piano in […]

VTemplate: a web project boilerplate which combines various industry standards

You’re about to start setting up the delivery mechanism for a web-based project. What do you do? First, let’s fetch ourselves a framework. Not just any framework, but one which supports PSR-0 and encourages freedom in our domain code architecture. Kohana fits the bill nicely. Let’s set up our infrastructure now: add Composer and Phing. […]

Architecture’s existential crisis

Four posts ago, I took a break from the usual technical and on-going project posts, and instead went on a four part spree talking about Architecture. In particular, I tackled the question of Architecture’s existential crisis. It talks about issues about discipline and professionalism (actually inspired by Bob Martin’s similar talks in the software industry), […]

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