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Random inputs in unit testing

I recently had an upstream reviewer telling me that I should not randomise my test input because “randomness does not provide a useful input to the test and sets a bad example of practices for writing tests”. I am going … Continue reading

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Glen Rock State Forest

The latest Phantom 4 video shot at Glen Rock State Forest in South East Queensland’s Scenic Rim.

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Montville via Phantom 4

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

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Super Moon

A shot of the super moon at Brisbane Airport. Continue reading

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Another drone video on the Brisbane River

I tried to do some colour grading here. The range is spot on now, but I think I could increase the saturation a bit. Next time.

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LXD on Linode servers

I was recently trying to get LXD working on my Linode server, but was getting this error: $ lxc launch ubuntu:16.04 wordpress Creating wordpress Starting wordpress error: Error calling ‘lxd forkstart wordpress /var/lib/lxd/containers /var/log/lxd/wordpress/lxc.conf’: err=’exit status 1′ lxc 20161010203338.247 ERROR … Continue reading

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Brisbane River Drone Flight

My second drone video! A bit longer, and has a special appearance by my dog at the end.

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Droning on!

I went and bought myself a DJI Phantom 4. Holy crap, I’m impressed. 12MP images and 4k video. Not to mention all the other bells and whistles like collision avoidance, auto return to home and when you put it in … Continue reading

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Webex using Ubuntu LXD containers

If you read my previous post WebEx in Ubuntu LXC containers you’ll have learned how to get Cisco’s Webex running on Ubuntu in a 12.04 container. I figured it was time to work out how to get it running in the newer … Continue reading

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On Successful Teams …

To build a successful team, you need several facets all working in harmony. Self-motivation and desire Successful teams consist of people who are self-motivated and have an innate desire to succeed. Communication It’s a cliché but good communication is essential. … Continue reading

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