Fantasy Soccer on Github and Fixed up

I had a few hours this evening after work to fix up an old app I created in 2006. That makes it 9 years old! It’s a fantasy soccer game modeled off the world cup. Players select a team of 11 for each round, and points are awarded based on the configured rules. Points can be awarded for any configurable event, such as a goal, redcard (negatives!), hatricks, clean sheets etc. It also has a predictions section – predict for

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Final Year Software Engineering Project Ideas

In the mid 2000’s I started a cool list of software projects for a group of students I taught. Things that might not have been innovative enough to win a nobel award, but were of interest to me and would challenge someone enough prove software engineering interested them. Here are some of those: Image recognition – being able to recognise an image and the contents of it. Think of uses for copyright. Google’s done some cool stuff lately. Way finding

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First attempt at a hologram using an iPhone and iPad

I followed some simple instructions on how to make a hologram on my phone. I followed one of these videos I put up a video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaYBUsCpSvQ I used standard 2mm perspex from my local art shop. The dimensions of each triangle leave a 1cm squared hole at the bottom – which means it’s more suited to a larger display, like an iPad. You can make this smaller, but the likelihood of it free standing is less. If you

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10,000 foot view of various Service Status Software

Analysis on some open source service status projects I’ve stumbled upon over time: https://cachethq.io/ Really nice looking interface, easy to understand Good use of graphs Good list of customers Using PHP which makes it really portable http://www.stashboard.org/ Very nice interface Lacks some graphical displays Runs on Google app engine API is restful http://dashingdemo.herokuapp.com/sample Beautiful UI Interactive Contains probably more than you’d need for service status http://williamdurand.fr/2012/01/16/services-status-dashboard/ Really like the UI Limited functionality https://status.github.com/ I don’t think it’s truly open source

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PollMe app

I built a little poll app that allows you to setup a new poll that users can vote on. This can be useful for example during a presentation to a large audience where you want to get instant feedback. Features: Public or private polls Realtime updating of data as people vote Mobile friendly – and only mobile friendly (works in desktop browsers too) 2D barcode for easy poll loading – no complex URL’s to type in Add as many options

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Making a stained glass

 My daughter had a school project to do a stained glass piece. This is how we did it: Got a piece of Perspex from Bunnings. Bought enamel surface conditioner and used fabric paint to make the thick black outline. Got these from Riot Art in QV.    Next, we used an outline of a picture, placed it below the glass and  traced the lines.   Paint flood filling to be continued…   

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PHP & mySQL AIML Chat Bot – Artificial Intelligence Markup Language

Download the code here:cyberbot A long time ago I created this little bit of intelligence, which at the time was pretty good. It’s based on AIML From wikipedia: The XML dialect called AIML was developed by Richard Wallace and a worldwide free software community between 1995 and 2002. AIML formed the basis for what was initially a highly extended Eliza called “A.L.I.C.E.” (“Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity”), which won the annual Loebner Prize Competition in Artificial Intelligence[3] three times, and

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Comparison of Trivia Night Software

Here’s a comparison of trivia night software I’ve come across when building my own. These are not a full comparison, but to help you make a decision about what you want in a trivia night software. The closest and best is probably tapAquiz, which I really like. It’s different to what I’ve created, but you probably want to check it out. The UI is nice, but a little inconsistent, and I found it rather difficult to use. Category My Trivia

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Trivia Night Software

I’m working on a new trivia app which is a little different to those out there. It has the following basic features: It is all mobile friendly – while it works in your standard desktop browser, it will look and feel like a mobile app. It works well on iPhones, iPads and Android devices since the underlying technology is jQuery. It’s web based – no there’s no app yet in the App Store or Google play, however that might change.

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