My workmates and their students created this short 3D animated film called Amiganaut, and got me to star in it. I’m the giant scottish mech suit guy, dubbed the HGU — Heavy Ginger Unit. Awesome eh?
I was reading my feeds at work before going home, and this one caught my eye. I watched it and actually started weeping. Not bad tears, but just… special tears for times gone by. If one piece of animation should make me cry, I’m glad it’s this piece of footage I grew up with — heck it’s about as old as I am. Makes me feel proud to be a New Zealander…
Tim Haines writes:
Tomek, Nahum, and I are organising a Rails session for newbies this month. We aim to make it the best Rails session yet. We’ve organised some books to give away, a discount for O’Rielly, and will be putting on Pizza (and hopefully beer if we find a sponser. 😉 The session will be about building a basic blog app, but the overriding theme will be to get the uninitiated but curious, and the beginners along, and give them a taste of the good stuff. We aim to nuture their curiousity into a love of Rails – which will benefit the entire Wgtn software development scene.
What: Getting started with Ruby on Rails – a community based approach
When: 6:30pm, Tuesday, 31st October 2006
Where: CreativeHQ, 25a Marion Street, Te Aro, Wellington (behind Resene Paint)
Presented by: Nahum Wild
Intended audience: Anyone interested in Ruby on Rails.
Prerequisites: Interest in Ruby on Rails. Knowledge of programming in any language will be useful during the live demo.
Refreshments: Hell pizza
Cost: Free. It’s a community event. It is our turn to give back.
The format will be as follows:
- Arrive between 6:30 and 7pm.
- Start at 7pm: Welcome and introduction
- Quick overview of Ruby on Rails and its main underlying design pattern: Model-View-Controller
- An end to end demonstration of how to build a simple blog application in Rails.
- Q&A time.
Interested? Only 12 places left… Find out more about this event! I’m looking forward to this one…
It looks like a draft port of the Creative Commons licence to the New Zealand legal system is being put together. Hooray! Expect to hear more news about this in the near future…
Quinn is an implementation of a popular falling-blocks game which, according to the Tetris Company, must not be named here.
ROFL. You got served, Tetris Co.
Seriously, Quinn is a really good implementation of that unnameable game for Mac OSX.