New iPhone App

July 25th, 2009

Since my last update, I’ve been busy learning ┬áthe programming language and API used software development on the iPhone (Objective-C and Cocoa Touch). On July 13th I submitted my first App to the App Store and it is now available for purchase on the App Store.

My app is called Power On. It uses Wake on LAN to allow you to remotely turn on your computer from your iPhone or iPod touch. Find out more at

New Orleans Photos

November 12th, 2008

In early 2007 Honeywell sent me to Louisiana to help setup some training software at a customer site. While there I took some photos of the local scenery. Including the house above, which is the same house featured on bottles of Southern Comfort.

Spore Creature Creator

June 21st, 2008


The Spore creature creator is out. There is a free version and the full version for $10.

The full game is coming out in September. In the meantime I’ve been making creatures with the free demo.

Singapore Photos

April 5th, 2008


On my way back from New Zealand, I stopped in Singapore for about a week. I did some sight seeing on the weekend. Most of the photos are from Sentosa Isand.

New Zealand Photos

March 30th, 2008

New Zealand

I have added some photos from my 2006 trip to New Zealand. While it was a business trip I did find some time to do some sightseeing and take photos in and around New Plymouth.

Toronto Photos

May 21st, 2006
Toronto Photo
I added some photos from my latest trip to Toronto

Port Stanley Photos and Job

January 26th, 2006

Finally some updates… I drove to Port Stanley a few weeks ago and took some photos.

At the beginning of January I started working at Honeywell on an 18 month contract. I have the same cube I had during my internship, and my work phone number has not changed. Right now I am trying to track down and fix a multithreading issue on dual processor machines.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

November 27th, 2005

Yesterday I caught the movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang at the local Rainbow Cinema.

I don’t want to say too much about the film about the film, for fear of giving away some of the surprises. What I will say is that I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has a film noir detective angle, and it contains elements which reminded me of some of my favourite movies: Adaptation, The Singing Detective, and Get Shorty.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was extremely funny. I’m not sure how it will stand up to multiple viewings, but I may try to see it again. Unfortunately the film has only had limited release.


I watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang again this week, I found it still entertaining, but not as engaging the second time.

Mouse Lag Fix

November 13th, 2005

Trying to draw in PhotoShop lead me to discover the reason for my mouse’s unresponsiveness of in games. While using PhotoShop I noticed my mouse wasn’t moving smoothly.

Under Windows XP’s mouse properties I disabled “Enhanced pointer precision” and my mouse started behaving properly in PhotoShop. Further testing showed that the mouse lag in games was also gone.

Windows XP - Mouse PropertiesAccess this dialog through Control Panel > Mouse > Pointer Options.

I found some more info on this problem in the Microsoft Knowledge Base unfortunatly they didn’t have a better solution.

CSS: Printing Update

November 4th, 2005

I reworked the CSS for this site to use different style sheets when printing. So when pages are printed (in a browser that supports it) they will not include the top menu or the side bar, just the page content and a header.

On Opera 8.5 on Windows I ran into a bug where when printing Opera uses the screen media background color for the body tag. So printing from Opera might (depending on your version) result in a page were the bottom is green.