Friday, April 28, 2006

Prawn Curry

I made pretty good Panang Curry with prawns tonight. Hmmm, can't imagine I can actually cook.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Weekend and Quiz Night

Finally had a big weekend out. Watched movies, read books, bummed around and had a fun quiz night. Not much work got done but I learnt a few new card games. I am now getting back to working on the WW-JOGL Terrain Accessor and marvelling at the heavily waternarked high res Globe Explorer Data.
Here is a photo of the winning BackPack Oz Quiz Night Team with the prizes of course.
I am rather proud of myself too since i managed to drive from office to home unscathed, learning to drive is fun.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

WW2D and WW2DPlusOne

Hey hey Pat Murris has done it again. He has beaten NASA to a working JOGL-WorldWind. I got it running with jdk1.5.0 on Gentoo and jdk1.4.2 on Suse. After a bit of rebuilding.Vitaliy also seems to have a jar file and class loader based plugin structure figured out - working around the PluginBase class.
Enjoy a hot cup of Java. Hope this codebase is useful and does not muddy the waters of the current java version in the works at NASA.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Worldwind Donation and Driving Lesson

Hmm done a few good things lately.
1. Put the idea of Jabber based whiteboarding tool for QGIS in timlinux's head.
2. Donated $325 toward Nowak's Opteron 165(He is still whining about having to pay $30 for postage).
3. Learnt to drive and did not hit anything for nearly an hour.Very little on road driving though.Hopefully my steering and car control will get better with time.
Anyway just to stay consistent I have decided that this page will have links to the cool artwork from Inverloch and Earthsong. Great work girls.

Sunday, April 16, 2006


I finally made it to the world's biggest carnival race. Lots of people and it's busy as anything.Nice views. Pity I lasted only the first few races after a bottle and some more of Chardonnay.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Moving house

I have moved house to Woodside. Town with 1300 people and it's walking distance to the pub.The girl I am renting from has two red kelpies - they are really nice. The garden is a bit overgrown but can be cleaned up. Just provisioning ADSL. Hope I'll get net in a few weeks. Check out the nice moonrise photo as well.
Going to OakBank for the races over easter , I have bought my pass and hope to have some winnings. Take photos and have fun.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Melbourne Fleet Comms

Back from Melbourne after two days of staying on my feet for 6 hours at a stretch at the conference. The demo worked fine with Worldwind-Kamap and Video streams and Inertial GPS locators. All in all it was pretty impressive. Here is a photo of the setup. I admit the joystick made a few people sick.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

ESRI - GeoSpeech

After looking at Open Source for ages I decided do look at some pay huge dollars softwares and what's happening in them at the cutting edge. The large software companies typically get so incoherent and fragmented that it is hard to find any exciting new stuff not tainted by huge amounts of promotional babble. Here is something interesting -> ESRI has been working on GeoSpeech and GeoChat. Good luck to them hope they provide a component model not completely tied to the ArcGIS desktop,