Now that my XE-2 is finally back from having the dreaded ‘dust embedded in sensor assembly’ problem fixed, I’ve finally been able to update the firmware to the latest version. I’m hugely impressed.
Most camera companies release firmware updates rarely, and when they do, you get vague things like ‘improved auto-focus’ which you can’t really measure. Not Fuji. Here’s a short list of the big ticket items in the v4.0 update for the XE-2 (the full list is massive, and here):
Continue reading “Fuji XE-2 Firmware Update: Wow!”
You might have noticed that this site has changed a bit over the last few months. I’ve been slowly transforming it away from being a pure web-design blog and portfolio, and towards encompassing more of what I do.
Continue reading “The Builder’s House is Never Finished”
I keep telling people, parents and teachers, that the important thing is to make sure that kids get some experience of technology beyond mere consumption, and that preferably, they learn to create with it. I’m worried, though. Are we falling into another kind of consumption? Continue reading “The Consumption”
Here’s a game which allows you to just muck around with rockets and things. It’s wonderful, and I’ve sunk more time into this game than Skyrim. Here’s why.
Continue reading “Little Green Men and Wobbly Kraken: Why I Love Kerbal Space Program”
Watching ABC TV’s Good Game cover the recent E3 convention, I have to admit I was struck by just how dull the line-up was from the major games studios. Do we really need more sequels? Do any of them have anything new to offer? How many first person shooters can we create before the genre grows so stale it can sustain its own mould cultures? Continue reading “Motion Capture Ain’t Gonna Do It”
In which I rant about the impending demise of the Australian Government’s school computers program, and try to see some positives in the never-ending game of bait-and-switch that is education funding. Continue reading “No More Laptops for You!”
Sometimes, in our clamour to embrace or to rage against new technology, we forget that certain problems aren’t always as new as they might seem. Those worried about the devolution of language in our digital era would do well to reflect on some history. Continue reading “Devolution Shmevolution”
What I love about this laptop is its utility. It’s not minimalist per se, but understated, which is just as well, because this laptop has plenty to boast about. Continue reading “The Lenovo ThinkPad X230”
Inspired by Kirby Ferguson’s Everything is a Remix, I have been getting interested in remixes and covers of some of my favourite songs. I find it fascinating to delve back and hunt down obscure renditions of songs I like — to follow a song’s history and its changing character as it moves from one artist to the next. Continue reading “Chim Chim Cheree: A Study in Ten Covers”
How do we train students to use the interface we can’t imagine yet? Continue reading “Memorising Stories”