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I’ve Always Found Remote Controls Unnatural: Controlling Android TV and the XboxOne+Kinect

As an experiment I’ve been submitting myself and my exasperated family to the full  ‘real world’ XBoxOne + Kinect Voice + gesture experience using the HDMI pass-through for the last 6 months. The XboxOne is always on. All Video input … Continue reading

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A Critical Problem With MonoGame

Seems it’s impossible to in a cross platform manner know what your rendering surface size is actually going to be. In XNA, in Initialize() you can query the ViewPort dimensions and they will be correct. Seems that in many other … Continue reading

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A MineCraft Server For Kids In Australia

My son runs a MineCraft server. He is 12. He’s been running it for the last year. The server is mostly populated for kids in the Sydney/Melbourne area with a large contingent of inner city school kids from the Newtown/Marrickville area. … Continue reading

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Talking to The TV

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/press-here/Google-Patent-shows-its-working-on-voice-control-for-Google-TV-140222103.html .. I suspect this is in response to rumors of a Siri enabled Apple TV product being released end of 2012. I think a big takeaway is that as the iPhone overnight mainstreamed gestural controls , we need to be prepared … Continue reading

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My Life In IPTV

I was asked by a company to write about myself and my IPTV experience. I’ve left a lot out but here are the highlights. James has been playing with computers on and off since he can remember. As a youth … Continue reading

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WebTV 2.0

As you may notice from my lack of posts, I’ve been rather busy for the last three years. I’ve been working on my own personal project “ThumbWhere” which is “Software As A Service” Social Media/Video Transcoding API. But this is … Continue reading

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Update

We’ve been rather busy for the last year and a half working in the emerging interactive television market so unfortunately there has been no time or resources to devote to the public API as I’ve spent most of my time … Continue reading

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IE At Work And FireFox At Home

Looking at the Browser Global Marketshare Statistics on getclicky.com, there is an obvious 7 day cycle with 5 days high, 2 days low for IE and 5 days low, 2 days high for Firefox – both in perfect sync. My … Continue reading

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The Adobe Flash VM NULL Pointer Exploit

“A new generic method for exploiting a common problem in software code that was previously thought to be prohibitively difficult to attack is generating a wave of concern and surprise in the security community.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7358792.stm This is really just another … Continue reading

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Hillary Vs Obama

Finally blogging an observation I made last year. Its very simple. History is repeating itself. In the US, “Freed Men” where given the soft and non explicit right to vote by the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, although it was 100 … Continue reading

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