Author Archives: Robin

Rebuilding the Holiday – Pt3

Short-form notes on rebuilding the MooresCloud Holiday Lights from scratch and making the lights work. This is part 3/3, it covers building the fresh OS onto a memory card. You will need: A set of the lights with serial port … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Holiday – Pt2

Short-form notes on rebuilding the MooresCloud Holiday Lights from scratch and making the lights work. This is part 2/3, it covers building a custom devicetree blob for the Holiday. You will need: A computer running Ubuntu or ‘Bash on Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Holiday – Pt1

Short-form notes on rebuilding the MooresCloud Holiday Lights from scratch and making the lights work. This is part 1/3, it covers getting access to the memory card and serial port. You will need: A set of the lights #1 Phillips … Continue reading

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Time passes … more time passes …

Fast-forward another 4 years and we find the plucky Froosh family in a slightly different part of Greensborough, debt free, renting a nearly-new house in a great leafy setting. The time hasn’t been without its trials, two of the family … Continue reading

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Nearly 3 years…

Hmm, so it’s been nearly 3 years since I posted here. Can I get away with this: Stuff. It happened. Perhaps not. In short, thanks to a great deal of financial support and trust from my parents we were able … Continue reading

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The Plan

I need to move house, but I dont know how to get there… Continue reading

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Delicious Super Fudge Brownies

Ingredients: 200g dark or milk chocolate chopped roughly 200g butter chopped roughly 4 eggs 1 Cup of castor Sugar 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups of Plain Flour ¼ cup of Cocoa Powder Method: Preheat oven to moderate … Continue reading

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Tech.Ed 2009

[This is a belated and incomplete post, but since I’m unlikely to finish it, might as well publish what I threw together in the airport on the day after] Wow, where to start?  Tech.Ed is the Microsoft IT geek yearly … Continue reading

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Filter CFA incidents by region

With all the focus on bushfires in Victoria and the close proximity to my house of some of those fires, I’ve been checking the Country Fire Authority (CFA) website to see what is going on in the area. The CFA … Continue reading

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iPhone Headphones

I’ve had an iPhone for a few months now, and am enjoying it as both the most usable phone I’ve ever owned and alsp the most enjoyable PDA I’ve ever owned. Except, that is, for the headphones. Continue reading

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Twitter updates re-enabled

I’ve started using Alex King’s fabulous Twitter Tools again. Continue reading

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Stupid stuff

I occasionally post stupid things to my Stuff section to see track what seemed fun at the time and I’ve noticed something:  They are all at least as accurate as the daily astrological rubbish in your paper/magazine/website of choice.  I … Continue reading

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New Addiction

I’ve developed a new addiction, or perhaps merely a new obsession: Pokemon.  Specifically, Pokemon Pearl on Nintendo DS.  This is probably not news to the geeks out there, but it’s good! Mrs Froosh and the Kiddo have been playing the … Continue reading

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Taxi drivers vs Melbourne

This is not so much a comment about the safety of the drivers, but taxi drivers in general.  Inspired by a post over on Melbourne Metblogs. Taxi drivers, I believe, are professional drivers.  Professionals in that they get paid to … Continue reading

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How to flub a job interview

As many of my Twitter followers will know, I interviewed for a job on Monday afternoon and was very excited about the opportunity. I was not chosen to progress to the next round of interviewing and I’m somewhat crushed by that. The painful part is the reason I was given for the rejection. Continue reading

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CSS Naked Day

Yes, the site looks awful.  That is the point.  Without friendly CSS written and provided to me for free by the internets, this is somewhat like it would look all the time! CSS Naked Day is a token of our appreciation to all … Continue reading

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TimeShift your life part 1: DVDs

I’m a moderately busy person. Not “Cory Doctorow” busy, but busy enough with family, work, personal projects, and keeping up with the current state of IT geekdom that stopping to watch the TV, go to a movie, or listen to … Continue reading

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Blogger Lunch Panel

An interesting mix of panelists at the Blogger Lunch: skeptics, business advisors, content providers, Microsoftian enterprise blogger. How to walk the line between tight content control and enabling the free and open conversation – Microsoft seem to get it, but … Continue reading

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Tech.Ed 2007 Bloggers Lunch

So, might as well blog from the Tech.Ed 2007 Bloggers Lunch. We got our lunches in nifty little esky’s that we get to keep (logistically, too much trouble for them to dispose of them I’m betting 😛 ) Discussions are … Continue reading

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Twitter updates

While the twitter daily summaries have been handy (for me) to see who and what I’ve been talking about, I’m turning them off for now as I intend to start posting real entries more often and they would be lost … Continue reading

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