Counting down to PAX

It’s ten days until PAX Australia begins and I’m hoping to get a little busy with the blog during that time by posting little nuggets over the course of the three days. With Microsoft having some form of showing of the Xbox One console, there will certainly be plenty […]

Surface Pro – Weighty but Mighty

After much waiting, Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet/notebook hybrid arrived on Australian store shelves this month. And after much saving, I was able to pick one up and finally join the Windows 8 brigade. The first thing that surprised me is how little comes in the box. It is […]

Time for a theme flip

After some discussion and testing, I’ve decided to try out a new theme on the site to solve a major problem I had with the existing design. And that was it did not play nicely with mobile devices. Responsive design, where websites are built to cleanly handle the […]

Lockout – Snow is the new Snake

John Carpenter’s Escape from New York set a template for action movies for years. It had impossibly high stakes, unexpected environments and with its main character Snake Plissken, an anti-hero bigger than the movie itself. Though the sequel Escape from LA went a little too far down crazy […]

Diving into the Entity Framework

As part of my current project work, I’ve had an opportunity to look into developing a data access layer using the Entity Framework. My previous experience with similar technologies was converting XSDs to classes for clean serialising of data to XML so I was curious to see how […]

Judgment coming

Spent a good couple of days now with Gears of War Judgment and I am impressed. There is a lot of thought in what has evolved from past titles and so far it seems each change has been for the better. Will write more soon but have to […]