Category Archives: cool

Moons of Sallys

Click the image to play Moons of Sallys, inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s The Cyberiad. (More of a toy than a game really – you can just fly rockets around). I’ve nearly finished reading Stanislaw Lems’ The Cyberiad for a second … Continue reading

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Games of Life

I got my first smartphone, a Nexus S, back in early 2010 when I was living in Cambridge, UK. Impressed by the novelty of the beers there, I started snapping photos of taps and bottles: When I uploaded these to … Continue reading

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Test Strip Hero

You know when a compulsively cool idea occurs to you, and you can’t stop yourself from doing it? I’m thinking of playing other parts of the world, too.

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Glasgow to Skye 2011

From Glasgow-Skye and Back 2011 This past Thursday (March 17th, 2011) I was invited by Julie Rico to speak at the Glasgow Interactive Systems group (GIST). My topic was “How Users Learn Wrongly From Ambiguity in Gestural Interfaces”. I basically … Continue reading

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Live from the Mekong

In the summer of 2007, I traveled through Southeast Asia while keeping a travel blog here with my awesome high school friend Taylor. We told all our friends and parents and had about twenty readers a day. We blogged through … Continue reading

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Aviation Technology Program

Back in Grade 10, I was enrolled in the “Aviation Technology Focus Program”. Over 8 months, myself and about 20 other students built a full-size four-person kitplane, supplied by Murphy Aircraft.

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Mars Society Expedition Alpha

I was part of Mars Society Canada’s two week Expedition Alpha to the Mars Desert Research Station in the Utah desert. Designated the ‘Hab Engineer’, I managed the gray water system, as well as set up a solar power panel. … Continue reading

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Saving My Face

So, before reading this post, read about Second Life to get an idea of what I’m talking about. For a long time, I’ve been trying to get my avatar (below) to match my face. You can go two ways in … Continue reading

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