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About Dan

Dan has been working with technology ever since he discovered he had opposable thumbs and likes to write about his consulting work, life and hobbies.

Talking to the media

As scientists its not uncommon to have a love /hate relationship with media. Often introverted by nature its daunting to be speaking to the masses, but sooner or later many of us end up doing it. Getting science out to the … Continue reading

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Intrapreneur, entrepreneur, startup, accelerator, incubator…?

There is a lot of focus in the Sports Technology world given to being a startup or making it as an entrepreneur. The Australian Sports Technologies network has been at the van guard of much of this in Australia where … Continue reading

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A Rant on Research funding

Its well known that research funding in Australia is at an all time low. The reduction in staff at places like CSIRO and reduced funding in competitive grants scheme are also in decline. Gone too are the larger scheme like … Continue reading

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Mayday, mayday computer down

I spend the better part of the last month without a computer to call my own – its a knowledge workers worst nightmare..or at least it was a decade or so ago. Turns out I managed to survive the slow … Continue reading

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Wearables are here and big brother likes it!

In case you were wondering about the potential for your fitness tracker and big brother…its already arrived! The idea of quantification of an athletes movement is something we have been using at the elite end of the spectrum for over … Continue reading

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Sports Technology – Know more in 60 Seconds!

How much can you say about Sports Technology in under a minute?… Dan James grabbed a double shot and gave it a go! See the University site it appears on here and check out what else you can learn in 60 seconds

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Ludite in the library!

I went to my universities library today for the first time in a very long time. The irony wasn’t lost on me, as an almost fulltime (I have one day at home with my boys) researcher, that I shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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10, 000 steps, with a little help from the lift

As a sports technology researcher I have a drawer full of gadgets for measuring sports performance, many are self made but there are quite a few commercial ones in the mix as well. These include cycle computers, watches and various … Continue reading

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Internet technology trends in 2012

Internet trends and technology in 2012 by KPCB

Attached is a link to a genuinely fascinating report on the use of technology and uptake of the internet. If your grinding away on your desktop PC with a terrestrial phone line by your side – its shows why you might be (like me) the next dinosaur, it also shows that if your thinking laptop you might need to be thinking smart phone or tablet (though no mention of googles new augmented reality glasses). It also shows how computing resources are not just for work/web browsing but for just about all the other bibliophilic activities in your life.

The slide show is just over a hundred pages in length featuring a whole lot of stats, some very US centric economic relates and conclusions. But the end of the show is a nice then and now of how we do things. Some of these are definite reality and other are part way to fruition and may or may not be fully realised.





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Time and attention

I forget where I i first came across this term, maybe it was on merlins 43 folders website. Anyways it was interesting, I spent some time (hah) looking at where my time was going (i.e. what i was really interested in doing), … Continue reading

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