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Neat maths trick with an orange. Bonus: the worst duck joke ever!

Draw five dots anywhere on an orange with a white board marker.  There is a way to cut the orange exactly in half so that at least four of the dots are visible on one side.  Can you figure out how? Solution in this video.

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The worlds best rubber duck collections… because awesome is not just for giant robot dinosaurs.

Welcome to the se-duck-tive world of duck collecting.

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Crossword Software (alpha)

Easy to use software to generate crossword puzzles.
This is still very much alpha software (totally unfinished). I appreciate anyone who wants to kick the tyres and let me know what they think.

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A List of projects for .NET that are better than a poke in the eye.

I propose “would you rather use this API or have a poke in the eye” as the new selection criteria for 3rd party projects. Here is what passes my poke in the eye test.

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Spice Rack Plans (Woodworking)

My Spice Rack plans and effect were quite solid. As people still remark on the unit, I will share the design. DXF included.

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THE BEST PUZZLES #4 – “Hexagon”

Arrange the numbers 1-19 in the circles, so all the rows of 3 (between orange circles) sum to 22.

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THE BEST PUZZLES #3 – “Match Fix”

Fix the equation by shifting one match.
There are two solutions. I will leave them for you to find.

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Images that use one of every colour + Free Software to make your own.

Its kinda captivating, an image that uses only one of every colour possible on your computer. It makes for an odd desktop background on a 4K screen.

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THE BEST PUZZLES #2 – “Three Nines”

I have collected (and made) a lot of cool maths & logic puzzles over the years.
As too many Facebook maths problems today seem uninspired, I have decided to start posting from my collection.

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The Best Puzzles #1 – “The 7-11 Store clerk”

I have collected (and made) a lot of cool maths & logic puzzles over the years.
As too many Facebook maths problems today seem uninspired, I have decided to start posting from my collection.

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Quick Graphs to make PCB Track Width and Silkscreen Ratios easy.

Recently I had to make a series of circuit boards using Eagle Cad.

I spent a lot of time calculating track widths to make sure my circuit board could handle the current I was using.
Then I had to do more calculations for font ratios. so that that all lines were wide enough to work with the silk screening process.

Sick of this; I quickly used matlab to create a few charts so I could look up the answers quickly.
I thought I would share these charts and the matlab scripts, hope they are useful.

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Are doctors really over-prescribing antibiotics & creating super-bugs that will kill us all?

“Antibiotics are over prescribed by doctors and that’s creating super-bugs that will kill us all”.
I know many of my friends will hate me for this, but I’m calling bullshit.
Here is the story of how I recently changed my stance on the issue.

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10 ways to (actually) make university IT assignments more relevant to industry.

I was asked how I would make assignments more relevant to industry, my response was not what they expected.

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43 email sign-offs, and what they really mean to an Australian.

A list of what people are really saying when they sign of an e-mail.

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Interpreting the Cascajal Block

There is a significant archaeological artefact, the Cascajal Block, that remains an untranslated mystery.

A quite plausible purpose (and most of the translation) of the Cascajal Block jumped out at me strait away. Here is my translation, that even accounts for the infamous cootie glyph and non standard writing directions.