A Physical Like Button

Published on March 10th, 2014 Link

This is a post written for Native Digital documenting an internal project that we wished to share.

At Native Digital, we build many campaigns for our clients with one of the main goals to increase the client's "Like Count" on Facebook. The more people that engage with a brand by "liking" it, the larger our client's audience for updates and marketing stories pushed through this social platform. 

As it is Native's responsibility to prove we are boosting the engagement numbers for our clients, we wanted a fun way to show this off to our client. 

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Working with Giga-Pixel Photos and Websockets

Published on March 10th, 2014 Link

This is a post written for Native Digital regarding the work I performed for them for our client Rekorderlig Cider

The Rekorderlig Gigaphoto app was a unique technical challenge for our team. A high resolution photo such as the image featured on this campaign requires careful planning for delivery to the many competition players.

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Published on December 31st, 2012 Link
This year I,
  • Signed on as an official full time employee
  • Moved into a real one bedroom apartment
  • Purchased significant furniture and appliances
  • Made two trips to Sydney, spent with my family
  • Got my motorcycle license
  • Purchased my very own cruiser
Not a bad haul, really, after a dramatic 2011

Experimenting with CSS3 Transitions – Flip

Published on August 10th, 2011 Link

In the process of experimenting with integrating SoundCloud into my "takeoff" experimental social network data exploration I decided I'd like to emulate the iOS iPod app "Album Flip" effect, used to create a visual link between the names of a song on an album and the cover artwork.

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Published on June 28th, 2011 Link
I think I may have done it

EtherTen Arduino with Built in Ethernet

Published on May 18th, 2011 Link

This afternoon I finally got a hold of the Freetronics EtherTen board. I've been fascinated by Arduino for a while now, initially finding an application for one in a PC case-mod project I'll detail later. I often struggle to think of a good application for such electronics after getting excited by all the features available. Loving the idea of networking every device, big or small, an Arduino with built in ethernet gives me some great ideas.

I spent some time this evening testing a few features of the EtherTen and getting to grips with its supported libraries, the possibilities and the limitations.

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Modernising My Workflow

Published on May 7th, 2011 Link

There are many frustrating ways of writing and testing web designs. When updating my site to use WordPress as a familiar CMS rather than editing my HTML directly (which has its charm) I decided to try something I'd heard a lot about but didn't understand: sub-versioning.

I haven't ironed out all the issues or even full understand what I'm doing yet, but I can see the power of such a system and why it's so popular with development teams.

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Published on May 5th, 2011 Link
I have set myself a challenge: move to a different state within a month.

Instagram API – Part One

Published on May 2nd, 2011 Link

After playing around with the unofficial API, and essentially ending up disappointed I was very happy to discover a couple of months ago that Instagram had released an official and documented API.

Having only recently and vaguely worked out how to perform OAuth handshaking I'm going to share my experience in performing API calls in a real-world, albeit silly scenario.

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