Submitted by James Purser on Mon, 04/03/2013 - 16:49
This week is going to be full of Western Sydney. Both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition are tramping around the area trying to convince the voters in a number of marginal seats that their team would be the best for the area, waving vague promises of jobs, laura norder and much needed infrastructure.
Submitted by James Purser on Sat, 23/02/2013 - 14:33
One of the hardest things about putting together Angry Beanie isn't chasing interviews. Nor is it building the hosting infrastructure, or in fact resisting the urge to keep checking the downloads stats.
No, it's working out how to get more people to listen without appearing to be either:
Submitted by James Purser on Tue, 12/02/2013 - 11:12
The last couple of months have been interesting for me.
I've had a couple of short contracts working with Drupal and Joomla and I have to say, I'm still very much a Drupal person. Joomla just doesn't seem to have the same polish, either in the core system or the module set around it. You may disagree but meh, everyone's different.
Submitted by James Purser on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 10:09
Well we're only a couple of weeks into the official unofficial election campaign and already the derp is knee deep. I can confidently predict that by the time the actual poll rolls around, we're not going to be able to get to a polling station due to the fact that we're all going to be trapped in a great steaming layer of derp several miles deep.
Let's have a look at some of the highlights of the past two weeks shall we?
Virtual Caretaker Mode derp
Submitted by James Purser on Tue, 08/01/2013 - 21:05
I was reading a story about TV manufacturers and their struggle to keep sales up in the face of economic downturns and the rise of so called "2nd screen" devices, and I thought to myself (as I often do) "they're doing it wrong".
Part of the problem I think is the mentality of the manufacturers in trying to hang on to the idea of TV. For most of us TV represents a very distinct thing. It's a big box/panel that feeds us what the free to air or cable broadcasters send across the air or down the cable. You have to work your schedule around the broadcasters.
Submitted by James Purser on Sun, 16/12/2012 - 10:03
So my time with the Sydney Institute of TAFE has come to an end, meaning that I am now available for parties and weddings.
In MobileFOSS news, I'm going to be putting up the first draft of the schedule later on today. You'll notice a few blank spots, they're waiting to be filled by people with awesome mobile talks. Is that you?
Submitted by James Purser on Sun, 25/11/2012 - 10:01
Today I'm sending out the acceptance emails for those who've submitted talks to MobileFOSS at lca2013.
We have some excellent talks, ranging from an update from the Serval project, building Android based Appliances to building your own phone network.
However I am still looking for more talks. So if you're coming to lca2013 and you have something to say about mobile development in the FOSS space, then please let me know.
Submitted by James Purser on Tue, 20/11/2012 - 09:47
A couple of years ago I started working on a couple of Android apps.
Submitted by James Purser on Tue, 13/11/2012 - 12:36
Well it's been almost a month since I last blogged so here's a bit of a catchup.
For Science! episode 2 was released. I think we're doing pretty well, Maia and Magdeline are excellent co-hosts, combining knowledge, humour and the ability to explain things in non-sciencese in two very cool packages.
We're going to be recording the next episode tomorrow night for release on Friday.
Submitted by James Purser on Sat, 20/10/2012 - 09:58
Just in case you're not following the going's on over at angrybeanie.com (and why aren't you? You should be), we've just released the first episode of a new show called For Science!
For Science is a fortnightly discussion programme where I'm joined by Dr Maia Sauren and Chemist and Metallurgist Magdeline Lum to talk about the science stories of the previous couple of weeks and see how the relate to the "Real World".