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Software developer, light installation artist and featherweight philosophizer 🤔

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Freeview Australia HbbTV

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On April 14th we launched the new Freeview Australia HbbTV application that we have been working on for the last few months (and has been in the works more broadly for several years). This release brings the user experience Australians can expect on their free to air (FTA) TV on par with the UK and New Zealand by provided a mini-guide over the broadcast, accessible EPG and VoD search capability. Read More...


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So we’ve all be in lockdown here in Sydney for several weeks and what betting topic to take on as a lockdown project than the COVID-19 pandemic itself. I’ve built this WebGL based 3D globe graph of the COVID-19 pandemic time series data. It’s built using TypeScript with Three.js and based on Google’s WebGL Globe project. The data was sourced from the COVID-19 Data Repository by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University which they maintain on GitHub here. Read More...

Switch Universal Player

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The Universal Player for web is a product that utilises core video components from Google, Bitmovin and others, with a suite of product integrations using a plugin style framework, a standard interface for bespoke customer integrations and fully customisable and skinable user interface. I was lead on this project that aimed to replace the v3 Universal Media Player with a new one which is more standards compliant and integrates on more platforms including TV. Read More...