Thursday, 3 September 2015

Pi & Mash

Pretty much finished 'PiAndMash' - that's what I'm calling it.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Long time gone...

Been ages since I posted here.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Wraps are off

After an extensive period of development, and secrecy. The official launch of Running Unlimited's Zone...

Friday, 14 September 2012

Running Unlimited

Haven't blogged for a while - not out of laziness - but due to work I'm doing being protected by NDA. Well it's out in the wild now

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Converging Mirrors

I've been playing a bit with Paul Bourke's mirror technique...

Friday, 13 January 2012

KWorld UB499-2T under Arch Linux

I've just been wresting with this so I thought I'd save someone some time:

Friday, 2 December 2011

Django + Nginx and shared media

I've been struggling with this for a couple of days - so I'm sticking them here for memoryade. I'm building a site from Django, using Nginx as the front end.

Thursday, 20 October 2011


I've been playing with Arch Linux recently. Actually I've been playing with Debian, OpenSuSE, Xubuntu plus a few others - ever since Ubuntu 11.10 took away a workable Gnome fallback. Looks like I'm not alone, and I knew it was coming. Unity and Gnome Shell are garbage...

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Arduino Dome Control

I'm looking for a way to replace the AMX/Netlinx in the dome. This is as proprietary as it gets - AMX panel is expensive, the Netlinx is expensive, the SDK is expensive - and the whole shebang ends up completely non extensible without access to a £400 per day contractor.

Monday, 2 May 2011


I've started brewing my own beer. I'm trying to brew a 'Leffe Bruin' clone. This seems quite a difficult style to start with, so I might call it 'Hair Shirt'...

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Fisheyes in the Clouds

I'm rendering a piece for a competition at this year's Jena Domefest. The piece comprises various visual data representations of a work by Liszt. This needs to rendered at 2k fisheye - that is 2048x2048. It should be rendered at 3.2k - but I'm entering as a student.

Monday, 7 March 2011


Let's hear it for Metamophose a bulk file renamer. I used to swear by Thunar - part of XFCE. But I've just had to rename 4000 TGA files, out of 14,000 TGA files to have proper zero padding and Thunar gave up. Metamophose was the only thing that could handle it...

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

KWorld UB499-2T vs Windows

This is a total rant, I'm not even going to apologise.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Blender 2.56 + OceanSim + Yafaray

I just managed to get Blender 2.56 + OceanSim + Yafaray going. Things are really coming along:

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Dome Mandelbulber

I've seen a lot of fractals in domes. Pretty much all of them have been 2D, with no dome correction, which I find quite nausea inducing, and definitely non-immersive. I was revisiting some sites I'd found looking into genuine 3D fractal rendering. Cool things were happening before with GPUs, but on this visit I came across Mandelbulber - looking through the manual I came across a reference to a 'fish eye' option, and got quite excited...