A few weeks ago I went to Culture Hackday Scotland 2011. I wrote about it on StartupCafe. I made this: http://www.interface3.com/EIF/ Its basically a mashup between Microsoft Pivot and the Edinburgh International Festival Programme. Here is an account of why I did this: For me, I really wanted to do something that could be … Continue reading Visually search through EIF Programme [#CultureHack]
We won the Islay Beach Rugby Tournament this past weekend. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I hope this one speaks volumes:
Tomorrow is the traditional Late Spring Bank Holiday Monday that the annual Cheese-Rolling Festival at Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire takes place. The sad thing is, due to health and safety reasons, it looks like the 2011 is going to be cancelled (similar to the 2010 event). The police are worried that people will break their … Continue reading #17 Go Cheese Chasing [30before30]
Last night, StartupCafe celebrated its second birthday. Never one to shy away from partying, we threw an amazing birthday party. It was pretty epic. There are photos. And better photos. I've talked about how delighted we have been to get such a reception from the community and how happy we have been to be part … Continue reading StartupCafe turning 2!
Last sunday morning, I, along with thousands of others, got up for 8am to run 13.1 miles in the Half Marathon bit of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. I have to say, compared to last year, this time round was a very different experience. Definitely less pain this time round. Last Year: Chris Hoy Half Marathon … Continue reading Half Marathon Completed! [30before30]
More than a decade ago, I innocently sent an email to the (then) Dept of Computer Science mailing list at Edinburgh University asking whether there was a Computing Society. The reply was "no, maybe you should start one". So I did. Since then, we managed to assimilate the A.I. Soc, kidnapped their Cascade Scheme (and … Continue reading Compsoc Old Guard Reunion
After signing up to the Loch Ness Marathon and somewhat panicking after realising I should have looked at the height profile of the course before signing up, I started training last week. Turns out that it wasn't as bad as I thought. Really. It wasn't. Not sure why, but despite struggling to run a mere … Continue reading More marathon news … [30before30]
After being swamped at work and various other side projects, I've unfortunately neglected my 30 before 30 list for a bit. No fear - I'm back on track by signing up for the Loch Ness marathon on 2nd Oct. It might be a month after my 30th, but figured its best late than never!
Over the next few months, I'm going to be speaking at quite a few engagements about multitouch and iPads. Would love to hear from anyone else going along as well ... 13th April - Mobile Apps Group, 6-7pm, InSpace This is an event as part of the Science Festival. Alongside Anthony Ashbrook (Mobile Acuity, Augmented … Continue reading Find me at … [Speaking Engagements]