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Receiving DVB-T broadcasts and SDR on OSX

UberNerdy tip-of-the-day: If you want a super-cheap TV on your Mac OSX computer (along with EPG & PVR) – install Ubuntu Linux on a Virtual Machine (e.g. Parallels/Virtual Box) and install Me TV software (from the Ubuntu software repository) and buy one of these super-cheap DVB-T USB sticks: https://wiltronics.com.au/product-category/raspberry-pi-usb-dvb-t-tv-tuner-rtl2832ur820t/ and...

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Dawn Walk, Hinsby Beach

It was a kind of sulphurous dawn, with bush fires on the peninsular. Remarkable.  

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Astrocinematography Road Trip (2012)

I’ve been commissioned by the Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre of Carnarvon, Western Australia, to produce a fulldome program that illustrates elements of Indigenous Australian astronomy. This will feature visualizations displayed upon a looping program that runs in a walk-in/walk-out 4 metre horizontal dome at the Centre. The exhibition...

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Snowlit Morning

I awoke one morning to freshly fallen snow, all sounds softened, the orange lights hazing through the blue.

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Banff Centre: 2011 Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop

I arrived at the Banff Centre for the 2011 Adventure Fimmakers’ Workshop a couple of nights ago – after a very long flight from Hobart, Tasmania. As I was travelling with Qantas, I guess I was pretty lucky to get away just before the entire airline closed down – but...

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Nullarbor by Motorcycle, 1986

  When I was 22, I set off on an adventure: alone across the Nullarbor, by motorcycle, from Perth (Western Australia) to Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) and further afield. It was a remarkable experience that has always stayed with me. These are some of the few photos taken, featuring my beloved...

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Force 11

More indoor fun and weather surprises today. We were given 1hrs notice of impending pickup, resulting in the (now) usual mad rush to pack everything in preparation to rapidly leave – but again the weather closed in. I am very glad not to be flying off in a helicopter in...