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Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I've ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I'm pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn't have to do that. I know other people who've been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say "if you call Alan, it doesn't matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he's doing, he'll get back to you within a day".

People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.

As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.
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W00t!
After months of speculation and rumours, Netflix finally announces it will launch in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.
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It's soooo exciting!
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Australia. It's bigger than you think.

If you happened to watch the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final on Thursday, you would have seen an interval segment celebrating the love of Eurovision by many Australians (which I can personally attest to): Eurovision Song Contest: Down Under (Interval Act by Australia; Jessica Mauboy)

In the segment, Australia is dropped into Europe so the Australians can participate, knocking the U.K south. In reality however, if you dropped Australia into Europe you would knock out almost the whole continent. Because Australia is big.

You can try this for yourself using the Google Maps Mercator Puzzle, which scatters country outlines on a map and requires you to drag them back in place. In the process you can see how their size and shapes compare. The puzzle randomly chooses the countries to show, so you may have to reload and few times before Australia is included:
http://www.morethanamap.com/demos/visualization/puzzle

I was always reminded of the sheer size of Australia whenever I flew back to England via Asia. We would take off, drinks would be served, I'd watch a film, a meal would be served, I'd watch another film, and then check our progress. We were invariably still over Australia.
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Super excited about this car
 
BMW i3 | Fully Charged
This weeks Fully Charged reveals the newly launched BMW i3, nothing short of a game changer.
I know there has already been some debate of the 'drag race' featured when I drove the car around Brands Hatch. Was the traction control on the BMW M3 turned off (my guess is yes) but what it shows without question is this small, 'city' hatchback is no slouch.
Yes, they're expensive, yes, they have all the limitations of electric vehicles but as I am constantly learning, those limitations are dropping like autumn leaves.
When you take in total running costs over say, 10 years, electric cars are embarrassingly cheap. Very low maintenance, the battery will outlast the car, the 'engine' has one moving part as opposed to 400 -1,000.
Have a look.
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I say Tesla X, love the falcon doors.
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Farewell v2!
 
The day is finally here. 

Today, 3.5 years after the original announcement, and after a six month extension, we turned down JavaScript Maps API v2 by migrating remaining maps to v3. 

Though we expect the migration to provide a seamless upgrade for most simple maps, we know that it won’t be successful in all cases. So if you’ve experienced broken maps, please consult our upgrade guide for advice on migrating to v3.

If you have questions about this change, our Developer Relations team and the Google Maps developer community are a great resource. Please refer to our developer site for ways that you can seek assistance.
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13 things to remember…
 
...with evidential links.
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The thing about coffee is the best!
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This is so worrying it's depressing.

Why, when we're on the cusp of RE<C are we investing in the past and not the future?
Only reference to Australia's $20bn renewable industry is repeat of promise to hold another investigation into the health impacts of wind farms
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Because the are climate dinosaurs!! It is pointless though. Despite what they may want, Solar PV and wind are cheaper than a new coal or gas power station now, and are getting cheaper by the year. Once Solar CSP (24/7) becomes cheaper than them within this decade, it is game over for fossils!! 
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Super exciting to see Ivanpah go live!
Summary: The revolutionary solar farm in the Mojave desert is finally live. Here’s the story behind the tech, and an inside look at the launch.
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Great job!
 
Jazz up your site or blog with the #newGoogleMaps by embedding a simple map, custom route, or local search.

If you see your profile icon in the top right corner when viewing these embedded maps, you may also see content tailored to you – like your saved places. This also means that you can star a location and save it for viewing on Google Maps for desktop or mobile. This information is only visible to you, and only when you’re signed-in.

Learn more: goo.gl/pkn9t1

Try the new Google Maps: goo.gl/JZW10M
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The city is putting on an amazing sunset this evening. I've never seen the sky and the light coloured quite like this before.
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It makes me scared of Sydney. :)
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Education
  • University of Sydney
    Electrical Engineering (Hons) / Advanced Maths, 2002 - 2007
  • St Patrick's College, Sutherland
    1996 - 2001
  • St Catherine Labouré, Gymea
    1989 - 1995
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  • Google Australia
    Software Engineer, present
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