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DominationLAN a complete success

The turnout was phenomenal and the feedback we got was overwhelmingly positive. Changes to the event included random team competitions based on the seating layout dividing the room into four teams and forcefully relocating admins against their will (for the lulz of course).
Written Jul 6, 2009

SOGC DominationLAN Tomorrow

There is only one more night to go before our biggest event yet. Including staff we have 63 people signed up, we have an awesome lineup of competitions and prizes, and we have even had our first event epic fail - our web host stopped working for the better part of a day!

There are only 5 2 -4 :O places left. Sign up here now.

SOGC DominationLAN - 4th July 2009

Mosman Returned Serviceman’s Club - 719 Military Rd, Mosman, NSW

10AM to 10PM

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Written Jul 2, 2009

Going through my old gear

I have collected a lot of random computer gear quite a few years. As I’ve been going through this stuff lately I’ve decided to take some photos and post some of my more interesting computer gear on this site.

Update: I have added more photos to this post as of ~12:30pm

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Programming without purpose, Image dithering and a CDP Transponder

Inspired by a forum post on osdev.org about image colour down-sampling I decided to have a crack at writing a program which could take a 24-bit image and convert it down to any lesser image format. The picture above shows an image split down the middle. On the right is the original 24-bit colour version and on the left is a 8-bit per pixel version with 2 bits for the red colour channel and 3 bits for the green and blue colour channels (rather than having a specific palette for the image I am down-sampling to a 2:3:3 BPP image). As you can see the colour loss is acceptable and despite the limitations it still looks nice. Obviously the image could be improved further by choosing a colour palette suitable for the image but that is for another project.

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