Working for big American companies from little old New Zealand

I love where I live: Auckland. It’s consistently ranked as one of the best places to be. It’s also a great place to bring up a family with clean air, great schools and beaches never more than 10 minutes away. But when it comes to work it is a little far from Silicon Valley to […]

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A little interview about me!

http://www.clearpoint.co.nz/blog/clearpoint-people-robin-southgate-web-developer-and-toaster-inventor/
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New blockbuster for the geeks

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New office signage

It’s been eight months since we moved in to the new office space, but finally we got our signage up! I’m particularly proud of this one since I designed it, found a manufacturer who was prepared to try and build it and, once it was put up it actually looked as good as I imagined. […]

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webM or H264

With Google announcing their withdrawal of H264 support in Chrome and the resulting uproar this seems like a good summary of where things stand: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/01/15/google_reaffirms_intent_to_derail_html5_h_264_video_with_webm_browser_plugins.html A lot of people getting upset at Google’s stance… And surely it is a battle that has already been won by H264. It’s not even as though Google has the […]

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If only I had this last year!

Molehill – an openGL/DirectX accelerated 3D API in Flash looks to be pretty awesome. http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flash/molehill/ What’s even more interesting though is that the GPU is doing all the work, so the same results will be achievable using the WebGL project. So, one day, in the not too distant future, this sort of gaming experience could […]

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Latest Bit of work

Two weeks of animation time. That’s an average of 23 seconds per day – pretty good if you ask me! I’m quite pleased with the result too.

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Gastro-Sleuthing

I’ve always said Maccas French Fries are way way better than any other fast food fry. But now someone has worked out why – nd how you can reproduce McDonald’s fries in your own kitchen. I have neither a deep fryer, Russet potatoes or any device capable of blanching the fries and I also don’t […]

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New iPhone leaked

When this first came out I thought it was a cheap knock-off, but it looks more and more likely that this is a real leak. If so, it’s the first time Apple have lost a product before launch and no doubt somebody will be getting fired for dropping a protoptype in a bar! Or it’s […]

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Pixels

Where do people find the time????

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