Category Archives: Dans’ Rants

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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Kindle Majic

Kindle Magic   Recently I lashed out on a Kindle, after some prevarication on the web to find out more. I was quite amused by one reviewer who said that the e-ink screen was so good that spent a bit … Continue reading

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On Becoming and Expert

On becoming an Expert   b With the recent publication success of members of our research centre at the upcoming Asia Pacific Congress on Sports Technology  has come unsolicited email invitations to present and submit related work elsewhere and several … Continue reading

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Google Loves Sports Engineering

Google loves Sports Engineering posted 19 Dec 2011 03:03 by Daniel James   [ updated 19 Dec 2011 03:04 ] Well google loves sports engineering, but no more than anything else and thats good enough for us.  Google scholar, and the recent quiet release of google … Continue reading

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Business and Pleasure in Japan

Visiting Japan brings with it the pleasure of seeing old and new friends again, some indulgence in my favourite hobby of aikido (a kind of energy minimisation problem in a martial context) and the very serious business of sports and … Continue reading

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