This is me wrestling with the Minecraft launcher

This is me wrestling with the Minecraft launcher. I’ve downloaded the latest installer, installed the latest version of Java and even got busy in the Terminal as prescribed in the forums. Nuthin’.
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Conceptualising proximity-based level of detail for augmented reality experiences incorporating 3D geometry

Attempting to conceptualise proximity-based level of detail for augmented reality experiences such as Sew, grow and mow that incorporate 3D geometry.

Attempting to conceptualise the
Attempting to conceptualise proximity-based level of detail for augmented reality experiences incorporating 3D geometry.
Conceptualising with pen, highlighter and post-it notes.
Conceptualising with pen, highlighter and post-it notes.

Conceptualising lawn art.

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Concept: Augmented contextual instruction

Augmented contextual instruction provides users with procedural demonstrations based on recognisable features and attributes of an object. Augmented contextual instruction could be used in vocational training and assessment contexts. Users can add (record), edit and share their own contextual instruction.

Planning the augmented contextual instruction with pen and envelope.
Planning the augmented contextual instruction with pen and envelope.

My experience with downloading Xcode from the App store

For some reason I couldn’t download Xcode through the App store. I selected the Install button and the little animated icon turned and turned, but nothing happened. This happened time and time again. Damn.

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My experience with downloading Xcode from the App store.

So I did quick search and the results were was most helpful. Thanks Den B.

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I followed Den B’s instructions and then it worked!
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I was able to download Xcode from the Apple developer site.

Blender selection modes: The sync selection button

Once you’ve created seams in your mesh and then unwrapped it, you’ll then probably want to move contiguous groups of faces or UV islands into a location that will make it easier for you to create and then paint a texture.

Before you can start moving your UV islands you’ll need to change your selection mode. Sync selection is an extremely useful selection mode that allows you to select separate UV islands and then rotate, scale and transform them in the UV/Image editor without affecting the corresponding elements in the 3D editor. You can activate and then deactivate Sync selection by selecting the Sync selection button in the header of the UV/Image editor.

Before and After the selection of the Sync Selection button.
Making heavy use of the Sync selection button to arrange UV islands on the texture for the pre-visualisation geometry for the Sew, grew and mow lawn art experience.
Real life lawn art brought to you by the letter A.
Real life lawn art brought to you by the letter A.

My first scheduled show on DS106RADIO

Sometimes a blog post from @cogdog can feel like a serious talking-to from your father. By that I mean a loving-scold with a generous amount of encouragement and permission for you to give it a go, all wrapped-up with an awesome and inspiring call to action!

As a long-time listener, participant, advocate and mangler of DS106RADIO, I was compelled by @cogdog’s blog post to create my own show. A deliberately short weekly show that I can sustain over time and can always extend in duration. A five minute show that hopefully provides a point of difference to other shows and content that may have been scheduled. A show inspired by Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry, David Attenborough, Francisco Lopez and Philip Samartzis, but made up of recorded sounds from my immediate environment.

So, I created The sound of sound. A show about sound without meaning. A show about the sound of the inconsequential, the accidental and everyday locations. A show about the sound of sound.