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July 2015

Learn Unity and iOS 9 with Udemy

This isn’t any sort of sponsored plug for Udemy… they’ve just leapt out at me as being amazing! You see, I have a game idea I have been working on for a while, and I was having to reacquaint myself with Java via YouTube tutorials posted by spotty teenagers.

Is it time for Police Drones?

It must be nearly time for police drones, right? OK, we’re limited by their air time (come on guys, invent a better battery already!). But think about this: drones that are preprogrammed to fly routes around crime hotspots.

Eat Live Frogs for a Productive Life!

Continuing the small water-friendly animal theme…

“Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst things that is going to happen to you all day long. Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it.

I am a Rubber Duck

You know when you have a tricky technical problem you can’t solve?

Even sitting in the shower or cleaning your house doesnt put your mind in a state to solve it?

That’s when you need a rubber duck!

#KIWIJAM15 photos

#KIWIJAM15 was fun!

I got to help out and hang around with some hardcore game developers at KIWIJAM15 at AUT in Auckland.

They inspired me to get myself a Raspberry Pi 2, and learn Unity (I have a game idea I’m working on)

Check out some of my pics of the event on Flicker, as well as the official Meetup page

Aotearoa Now is like a Kiwi Koyaanisqatsi

If you loved Koyaanisqatsi (I saw it on acid years ago and it still blows my mind) you’ll love this Vimeo short. You’d have to be a child of the 80s to really appreciate it…

“In the spaces in between, in the regional qualities of silence, something was missing. Even in the age of infill housing and noise control officers, much of New Zealand seemed to be on close terms with abstraction.”
Steve Braunias (2012). Civilisation: Twenty Places on the Edge of the World.

Aotearoa Now is a meditative journey into the New Zealand landscape. An experimental mosaic of image and sound. A really bad tourism campaign.