12 Feb-Temple Day

Today was our main temple day. We got up at 4:30am to get ready for the onslaught which is Angkor Wat sunrise. At 5 we set off to test my patience with people for the day. We arrived in the pitch black at the left reflecting pond with 100’s of our closest friends so we…

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11 Feb-Angkor Wat sunset

Today we set off from KL to Siem Reap. We managed to flag down a cab driver fairly easily and made it to the airport without any major dramas. By the time we found something to eat and were herded to a few different places we boarded the plane. The flight was fairly short at…

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10 Feb – Transformers Expo

Today is our last full day in KL. We were lined up to do some more presentations which got cancelled so we had the whole day to fill in. I’d spotted the 30th anniversary Transformers Expo so off we went to Gentling. Quick monotrain wide to KL Sentral then a ticket on the Gentling Express…

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DDD Brisbane 2013

We held our 3rd DDD Brisbane on 7th December. This year we were 50% bigger at 180 attendees + speakers , helpers etc. We arrived bright and early at 7am to unload cars full of bags, swag, drinks, lanyards etc. The attendees arrived early and were itching to check-in and we managed to hold them…

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IIS 8 and mime type errors

I loaded up an existing project the other day and running on IIS 8. I was getting some weird Internal Server Error for mime types – mp4 etc., so I checked all the usual things – that I’d installed all the IIS features on my laptop and static content was ticked, and the mime type…

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Rails Girls Brisbane – wrap up

I’d seen posts about Rails Girls events in other countries and cities and I was excited to see that they were going to hold one here, in Brisbane. When Katie Miller (@codemiller) posted on our Girl Geek Dinners wall about the event I checked it out and saw they were looking for volunteers so I…

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Kinect For Windows Interactions Gallery – KinectRegion

The next control I want to touch on in the Interactions Gallery is the KinectRegion Control. It’s a canvas for the other Kinect controls and is associated with a particular sensor. To add it: XAML <k:KinectRegion Name="KinectRegion"></k:KinectRegion> Code behind: 1. Create our sensor changed event _sensorChooser.KinectChanged += SensorChooserOnKinectChanged; 2. In our event associate the control…

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Scenic drive around

This morning started very similar to yesterday. The place was surrounded in mist, this time though everything was already wet from yesterday/last night’s rain. No real point hiking today so a little sleep in was in order. Once we got up this little guy was hanging outside our front door, totally unphased by our presence….

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The Gorge Walk

We woke to mountains of mist. Looking out our window this morning you’d never know we’re surrounded by beautiful mountains. It’s a bit cold and bleak this morning but we’re essentially sitting in some clouds. I want to do the gorge walk today and it’s supposed to be 5-6 hours so if we’re going to…

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Policemen’s Helmet

F First morning we’ve had since we started our holidays we don’t have to actually be anywhere at a certain time today. The view out of our bedroom window of the mountains in the morning is pretty cool. We look up at Policemen’s helmet – it doesn’t seem that far but it’s supposed to be…

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Gorillas in the Mist

Woke up many times through the night in anticipation of this morning. Ever since I first saw these guys on TV I’ve wanted to go see them in the wild. The scrooge in me has put it off for years and this year I finally decided I’d better do it before it’s too late. Up…

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Off to Rwanda

Today was a long day of travel. Up at 6 to have breakfast and make our way to the airport. We found the locker storage so we could leave one of our bags with our left over non-perishables and found our way to check-in. Our flight was fairly empty and we got moved to the…

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