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Word frequency from PDFs

I recently attended the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium on the Gold Coast, Australia. Clearly there were some trending topics and my feeling was stereo vision was a big one as well as specific visual tracking algorithms such as semi-global matching … Continue reading

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Cheap counterflow wort chiller

This is the pic I found online that I was using for inspiration: I picked up the following items from the local hardware store (total about $70AUD): 3m of 25mm reinforced PVC tube (clear). Reinforced not necessary, just liked the … Continue reading

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Filtering homebrew

I recycled the yeast from a previous fermentation without proper consideration to the amount of yeast required to ferment the new batch. As a result the final beer had so much yeast in it you just about had to chew … Continue reading

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Dill’s Atlantic Giant – Week #16. Size does matter.

As it turns out, size does matter. This was supposed to be a competition but my mate moved his while it was flowering and it’s struggling along. He did have a fruit though, so anything is possible – but my … Continue reading

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Dill’s Atlantic Giant – Week #14. Home stretch.

Things are very real now. In the space of only one week the female flower opened and was pollinated – no doubt by insects, before I manually pollinated it just in case. Bees are loving the pumkin flowers. You can … Continue reading

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Dill’s Atlantic Giant – Week #13. And recovery!

In the last article Little F–k Thong (ฟักทอง “fak thaawng” meaning “pumpkin” in Thai), as I have named the pumpkin, had a major set-back by way of a hail storm. A really, really bad hail storm! With the only fruit … Continue reading

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First time-lapse attempt

I’ve always loved the classic style of time-lapse photography that you see in pretty much every nature documentary but I’ve never had the gear to attempt it myself. I was temped to hack into an old digital camera and hook … Continue reading

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Dill’s Atlantic Giant – Week #10. And disaster.

Things were going well. Really well. Until Tim Minchin’s song was chosen not to be aired on the Jonathan Ross Show, and then the hail hit. The hail was the serious kind of hail. Both of our cars were damaged, … Continue reading

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Some things about Japan

I was in Japan recently and I made some notes on a scrap piece of paper while on a train. The aim was just to list some things that were interesting/different about Japan compared to Australia. So, here’s the list: … Continue reading

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Dill’s Atlantic Giant – Week #5

Egypt, Libya, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq – sheesh, too heavy! I just want to grow a pumpkin! So it’s week five and things are going well (I assume. I don’t have any previous experience, your Honour). The pumpkin looks … Continue reading

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