I’m a PhD candidate in Sydney, and a doer of diverse things.
I dabble in a bit of everything. I program software, write articles, sculpt things, paint things, carve things, learn things, design, assemble and build things. This is where I put all the stuff I want to share in a more permanent format.
This site's purpose has changed many times since I founded it, so as you look around you may find fragments of the past. I keep these because I worry about losing the history that's in this website. You may find something in them for yourself.
I launched a creativity tool called PlayThinker; it's a deck of cards that breaks game interactions into atomic parts.
2015 Apr 02 — I redesigned this website and retired Writer's Block, the software I wrote more than 10 years ago to run this website.
2014 Aug 18 — I looked for trends in 5 months of full-time science job listings in Sydney.
2013 Nov 29 — I wrote The big guide to working with PDFs for students and knowledge workers, which covers how to repair faulty PDFs and how to work with them efficiently.
2013 Nov 28 — I hacked together PDF Note Automator, which automates the process of making export-ready PDF highlights in Adobe Reader.
I use my stereo-microscope to take photos of flowers and insects in a project called Let's Make Micrographs!
I used to author a single-panel webcomic called Gradually, But With Love.
My game development efforts were posted at Cowface Games.