GovHack is wrapped up for 2017. It was finished on the weekend, but Monday and Tuesday were a waste - I have been too miserable and sick to blog about it, and only just got a burst of energy to break through the mehffort. Our entry, Death Who? (Colonial Edition), is a virtual card game based upon real lives recorded in Tasmanian historical records. I wanted to share what I’ve learned about making a super hacky multiplayer game backend from scratch in 46 hours, in case you want to try the same thing.
In the operations business we like to talk about nines of things, especially regarding service levels. If
Makes 3 slices.
Last week, Bob’s old mountain bike (which he gave me when he stopped riding, and which I didn’t ride all that much in Hobart but made my regular commute after moving to Sydney) had died. I say “died,” but in fairness, it’s just a bit wonky and in need of repair.
These are some notes on ultrafilters and ultralimits that are currently in the draft introduction of my thesis. Feel free to follow along.
Funny story. I only decided to go to the first ever PAX Australia, with full passes sold out ages ago, late on Friday morning. (Yeah, after it had started.)
Exhaustion of resources has got to be the most annoying facet of having All Of The Irons In The Fire. Things I want that are at a premium right now:
My patience has run out with technology and screaming babies in the lounge this evening, so I’m going to write a quick one with the photos I have and then go have a bath, in silence 😀
Welcome back! Last episode, our heroes had suddenly found themselves with rapid-onset heart attacks and Pocky, and had gone past a giant crab. Well I’m pleased to say we got back to the hotel just fine. After chilling in the hotel room and blogging for a bit, we went for dinner.
Welcome to the show! Tonight, I start on a series looking at the travels through Japan of myself and Alex.
It’s the silly season already, and that means Xmas. Or is it Exmas?
Yesterday I gave an extended talk describing many of the topics from my honours thesis, and promised to put the slides up here. Well this post is to fulfill that.
Hello everybody! What’s up? Cool.
So I have mehfforted on the blogging for the past couple of days; it started on Wednesday when I decided that I really didn’t have much to talk about (WWDC content being under a certain agreement whereby I can’t tell you the content) so since that took up most of each day, it seemed worthless to post about it. Now it is Sunday night, so I have plenty of content I can tell you about. (This is also the post I am “treating myself to” for successfully upgrading WordPress manually.)
Awoke, had Starbucks, went to Moscone.
After furiously uploading the previous post, and having a furious amount of sleep, I awoke nice and early and Paris not long afterwards. Showers, clothes, and a pile of chat happened, and we slowly assembled on the couches in the lobby.
Why on earth did I forget to blog about this when it happened?
I take pride in being the fourth wheel of the Secret Lab fun van. We’re doing some wonderful things, and finally, one of them I can blog about.
Inspired by today’s Maclab whiteboard images.
(This is a sequel to the post I never wrote, “Knitting 1.0”. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy waiting for this stupid SSAS cube database to process.)
The first talk I saw was by Arthur Sale - “Beyond Open Source” - and that was a fantastic look at open access in the research world. Grrr, slow-adapting publishers!! *shakes fist*
What a thoroughly enjoyable day it was!
So finally here are my picks for what I aim to be attending at LCA:
I realised yesterday that one factor consistently ignored in the old vi/emacs/butterflies debate…is how “ghetto” the method of text editing is, i.e. how degenerate given the available tools. Old terminal-based editors can seem quite ghetto compared to modern GUI-based ones, but after thinking about it you can do a whole lot better.
It is often said of some people I know, “she/he has selective hearing.” I believe these to be huge understatements.
- I did not attend the Hutchins school.