Having just spent over a month travelling, and having done a similar stint three years ago, two pieces of technology have changed the experience quite fundamentally. Frankly, if you’re planning a long trip anywhere, these two tools are indispensible:
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Published on August 26, 2011
Published on January 31, 2011
Published on January 10, 2011
This is a first release of my Dissertation project Android app: StegDroid. It uses Echo Steganography to hide small amounts of data (A text-message’s worth) inside an audio message recorded from the microphone in your phone in a basically un-perceptible way. The data can be encrypted with a password. This is very early days, and there’s a lot of work to be done, but if you’re interested please have a go. QR code after the break.
Update – Now on the Android Market
Published on January 8, 2011
Over the past few days the left button on my Logitech VX Nano had been playing up (it’s over 3 years old and has had daily use). This was especially noticeable when dragging, or holding down the button. Instead of staying down it would flicker between down and up quickly. Pressing hard worked to solve the problem but it was getting to be a pain. Before heading to Amazon to buy another, I thought I’d have a go at resurrecting it. I didn’t want to take it to bits, to do so I’d have had to remove the low-friction pads from the bottom, and they’d never go back on quite as well afterwards. Instead, I took a long-haired paintbrush with stiff (hog’s hair) bristles and had a good poke around under the button. This seems to have fixed the problem!
Published on December 14, 2010
Published on October 23, 2010
The Cambridge Student featured a recent photo as photo of the week, it’s of King’s Frontage reflected in the window of Nomads:
Published on August 17, 2010
I’ve just released the first beta version of my first Android game: Dust. It’s a casual game, in which you have to herd dust particles around my desk and into a fiery pit! You can play in either time-trial mode, or in maze mode, where there are 5 levels to complete. Get it now from the Android market! QRCode after the break. Android Game: Dust continued »
Published on July 25, 2010
I’ve spent the day tightening the screws on my Android app for the Cambridge Tab. The beta is now available on the Market! You can browse the entire site, and share articles via Facebook/Twitter, or anything else you have installed on your phone, at the touch of a button. It’s still a little unstable, and hasn’t been tested on many phones, but give it a try and let me know what you think! QR Code after the jump. Android App for the TAB continued »
Published on May 28, 2010
Macro Lenses are expensive, prohibitively so for me. I bought an Opteka Macro Lens from Amazon, which is a tenth of the price, and just screws onto the end of the standard kit lens, with excellent results. The depth of field is tiny, but with a bit of tweaking you can get excellent results. An album of my first try with it is on my Picasa.