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Andrew Perry
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Indie game developer, scientist, coder
Indie game developer, scientist, coder

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Goodbye Hazelwood. A good move for slowing climate change, but terrible for the people of the Latrobe Valley.

I had a tour of Hazelwood power station as a kid, back when they'd lead groups of the general public through it to take a look. I removed one of the provided earplugs briefly - loudest sound I think I've ever heard. I wish they'd decided to preserve it as a tourist attraction since it's beautiful in it's own way, a significant historical building and there won't be anything like it around in 20 - 30 years (it should be National Trust registered IMO). Unfortunately nobody is prepared to spend the funds to make the ageing plant safe for that sort of preservation, so it's going to be progressively dismantled.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/mar/28/gloom-in-the-valley-as-hazelwood-fades-to-black


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StarCraft remaster unveiled, and original SD version becomes free-as-in-beer https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/starcraft-remaster-unveiled-and-original-sd-version-becomes-free-as-in-beer/

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<rant>To put it bluntly, this is a stupid move that is going to cause me frustration, both personally, and in 'support requests' from family members (my own fault, I got them using Hangouts for SMS rather than default vendor apps to 'simplify things'. Thanks Google). Including SMS in Hangouts was a great way to ween people off costly SMS services and onto a more sensible instant messaging service, and a great way to keep all messages from friends and family in one place. Google has made a mess of their instant messaging options (Allo, and the other one for video) at a critical time where they need to claw back users from Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, iMessage and the like. I can't see it happening, on the current trajectory I'd say instant messaging as a Google offering will be as good as dead in 3 - 5 years.</rant>


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pyportify. Imports Spotify playlists into Google Play Music. Seems to work. Requires a little bit of commandline fiddling.

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One of the first of what I expect will be many responding to the politics of our times. In this case I suspect it's more about Brexit than the crisis in the US. Somewhat unexpected for Depeche Mode - there are moments that are like a more subtle Insurge album from the 90s.

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A better projection mapping for 360 degree videos, and a standard for embedding arbitrary projections to suit different source videos and viewing situations.

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Randomly started listening to this. Hiphop over Sonic the Hedgehog. Actually not terrible.


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One of the guys from TISM. Probably an acquired taste. Featuring a bunch of name drops.
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