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Ben Doherty
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An idea for a Grind size analysis app?

Another app idea that I’m never going to make so someone else can have it. Grid size is really hard to get right for home coffee nerds. If you’ve got a 250g bag of something expensive, you can’t run half of it through the grinder to get the grind right.…

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Suddenly it is normal to get site photography from a drone at the start of an architectural project. As buildings get designed they get montaged into site photos. Traditionally those photos were from ground level. Now that has changed, the the designer is…

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How to find the centroid of points on the surface of a sphere: redux

Imagine you are an international sort of person. All your friends are international sorts too. Where should you all fly your private helicopters to for a party? http://notionparallax.github.io/whereToMeet/sphere.html This problem comes up whenever someone…

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I’ve been thinking about time recently. Not in a spacetime sort of way, but in a much more prosaic way; the time we spend at work. (And its inverse, the time we don’t!)

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While messing about with switching from WordPress to Jekyll I found a list of posts. With a bit of sublime+R… Reading over some of the posts from 2006, I was such a dick 10 years ago! Will I feel the same in 10 years time?

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Open Source (some of) the things!

Architects seem to act in a ‘us vs them’ way to other architects. I’ll bet that this is the case in lots of other industries but if we want to see the explosive growth that we see in software-backed industries we need to be different. I don’t think that…

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Podcasts I listen to

I sent someone a link to a podcast episode at the weekend. They liked it and wanted to hear others that were in a similar vein. I’ve been meaning to make this list for a while now and now my motivation is piqued. Podcasts I listen to a lot By a lot, I…

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Capturing historic buildings (before someone blows them up) by crowd sourcing military technology

It’s end of semester here in Australia. That means final presentations. I tutored the graduation project subject for UNSW’s architectural computing degree[1. with Hank and Ivana] so I got to see their work presented on Wednesday. Tl;dr: Free photogrametry…

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Hierarchy, Networks, Generals and Clouds of Purpose

At the Futures Forum, the event we ran in May, Anton Andrews talked a bit about how it was the new cool thing to go from hierarchies to networks. I was pretty taken by this idea[1. It put into words an idea that I’ve had for a while. I wonder if there’s a…
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