Interfacing with Cloudlab

This post formerly appeared on the Cloudlab Blog. Cloudlab was a SAAS product that failed to get traction and wound-up in June '12. It is reproduced here for posterity. Developing applications that do interesting things with the potential to make exciting things happen is the bread and butter of the…

Cloudlab / Benchmarking

This post formerly appeared on the Cloudlab Blog. Cloudlab was a SAAS product that failed to get traction and wound-up in June '12. It is reproduced here for posterity. In trying to build a good replacement for other numerical processing applications, we've needed to benchmark the performance of cloudlab versus…

Occupy Brisbane

Anarchism

It may not be widely known but I am an Anarchist. When someone comes out and says this, the first thing that may come to mind is violent rioters in black vandalising storefronts as has been the case with many of the anti-globalization / G20 protests. No, this isn’t what…

Well, here we are.

This post originally appeared on my former business site. It's reproduced here for posterity. Seditious Technologies opens its doors today and the future looks great. Instead of prosaically defining our ideals and goals like giant smug douches through paragraphs of long-windedness, here's three points that you need to know about…

DevWorld 2011: Native Web Apps Resources

With advances in the WebKit layout engine continually being brought to the already powerful Mobile Safari, developers can create stunning and feature-rich applications for iOS without needing to go native.  In this workshop, we take a look at the HTML5 technologies specific to Mobile Safari that enable powerful features in…

I did a Thing

I'm a published author of a conference paper: The testing and monitoring of elite athletes in their natural training environment is becoming an area of interest to the sporting community. Specialised equipment is cumbersome and influences the training and analysis regimens athletes undertake to improve their performance. Ubiquitous and off-the-shelf…

Processing for iOS Update

Currently, we have a (mostly) working implementation of the core library sans 3D-rendering subsystem components. We can code, deploy and run these processing sketches on all of the iOS devices (iOS 3.2+). However, there are a few issues we're wrangling with right now and it's because of the toolchain…

Redaction Snippet

Obviously you wouldn't really use CSS to redact information, but the snippet serves as a clue to the reader that this information is hidden for a reason and they need to 'discover' it: .redact { background-color: black; color: black; } .redact { background-color: black; color: black; } <p>My name is Tristan…

Processing for iOS

This post originally appeared on my former business site. It is reproduced here for posterity. We've been searching for a great product idea to kick-off our little enterprise. We've come across that idea, developed it a bit, and now we're showing it to you. Processing is a visual design language…

Flightgear & iOS

So I whipped-up a rough flight controller for FlightGear using Accelerometer-Simulator (AccSim) and Mono. With this bridging application, you can control the roll and pitch of your aircraft using any iOS device that can run AccSim. One caveat right now is that, at least on my machine, it chugs the…

Copland 2010: A Partial Solution?

This year the promotional hint that Apple dropped was: Join us for a preview of the future of iOS and Mac OS X On the surface it's saying "hey, we got OS X Lion and we'll be shipping the next iPhone soon". While everyone in the digital punditry scene seems…

WWDC 2011: Empire Strikes Back

I went to Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference last year in San Francisco and it was awesome. Thanks to the Apple University Consortium (AUC), I'm going again this year on the Student Competitive Scholarship. The AUC is a fantastic organisation for Australian university students because they provide training, grants and resources…

Scope TV Segment

Back in December of last year, the guys from Scope TV filmed a segment with me about my research on using smartphones in sport. I basically go over the dumbed-down version of my research and even show a bit of the research software I've developed (waiting for peer-reviewed publications to…

Native iOS Sensing

Sensing on commodity smartphone hardware and its application to human activity monitoring is the subject of my research as a PhD student. In this article I present an evaluation of the (mostly free) applications currently available on the iOS App Store pertinent to my work. MobileLogger This app is my…