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16
Dec
2012


Rebuilding & Modifying a 1985 Honda VF700 Sabre Motorcycle


To skip the back-story, click here. To get right to the pics, click here. I first started getting seriously interested in motorcycles when my friend and band-mate Geoff showed me his in 2008. In early 2009 my wife and I had just bought our first house, which had a garage. I fancied getting a vintage vehicle with character for the joy of disassembling it, cleaning it, learning about it and just making it my own. When I lived in Dorset, England from 2001 to 2002, I bought a Russian Lada Niva 4x4, a car I had been admiring since my parents moved to France. But I'll leave her story for anothe...


10
Dec
2012


An Award Winning App Programmer


I am proud to announce that the Philips Healthcare XperGuide Training iPad App which I programmed at DDA was the winner of the Healthcare category of the first Tabby Awards hosted by TabTimes. I also spearheaded video production and post production for the introduction video. The App was adapted to Adobe Air from the online version built with Adobe Flash. It was an interesting challenge as the app was published shortly after Apple finally allowed Adobe Air to run on their devices. We almost had to scrap the App conversion due to Apple's stubbornness, luckily they wisened up and it was full spe...


20
Nov
2012


The Art of James Stokoe


A couple years ago, I saw a preview for the movie Troll Hunter while browsing onDemand and quickly rented it when I discovered it was being released for onDemand before the theaters. I certainly wasn't disappointed. Then, a few months later I came across an awesome illustrated poster for the movie. Through some research I discovered it to be illustrated by James Stokoe. I was instantly a fan of his work and jumped onto eBay to buy the first volume of Orc Stain. His illustrations are highly detailed and jam-packed with energy. His color palette is usually basic but always vibrant. The chara...


19
Nov
2012


A Few Applications of 3D Scanning


A few months ago, I was browsing the amazing talks on the TED website, and was inspired by a presentation which discusses the use of 3D scanning to preserve historic landmarks. This process is indispensable to the digital preservation of finite structures. This rings especially true in countries and areas of the world that might be experiencing political, social or religious unrest or even areas sensitive to natural disasters as result of extreme climate change. 3D scanning was also featured a couple of years ago in a History Channel show called Death Masks. Although slightly morbid, th...