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australia

Mooney Mooney Spring Trip 2019

This was the first trip for Warren and I for the season. We were on the way to Milson Island when the engine started hesitating and then stopped.

Sydney Harbour Kingfish Jan 2019

It was cold and wet today but good to get out with Beard and son in Sydney Harbour. First time I can remember the temperature high and low being 21 C in the middle of summer.

Hawkesbury 2018

Returned to the Hawkesbury River with Warren and my daughter Nicole. Last time I was there camping with Nicole was in 2009. The fishing was tough and the trip reasonably uneventful. Here are my sna...

Mooney Mooney Morning 2018

Couldn’t believe this was the first time this year Warren and I fished Mooney Mooney. It was forecast to be 13-31 Celcius, 10 degrees above the average and the first warm day of spring. Wind was to...

Pittwater Jan 2018

Despite it being really windy, had a good day of fishing with Beard and his son Lachlan in Pittwater.

Forster trip with Ken

Ken came to visit from Seattle so Beard and I took a day off on Friday to go car-camping in Forster.

Danny Lim

Took this photo of Danny Lim, Activist, outside Redfern station. A nice guy and quite a character!

Luderick Fishing Sydney Harbour

Luderick (otherwise known as blackfish) are among my favourite targets as they are quite plentiful in Sydney Harbour and the fishing is very visual. The rig involves a green weed or sea lettuce on ...

Hawkesbury River 2015

A camping trip with Warren to the Hawkesbury has become an annual event but unfortunately, we couldn’t do it this year but went for a day trip. This was also our first fishing trip there in the new...

Sydney looking west

A westward looking photograph of Sydney with the Eastern Suburbs in the foreground, Sydney CBD and Harbour in the middle, and the Blue Mountains in the distance. It is a post processed using techni...

Fishing with friends

Our boat was purchased around 1991 and has served us well. It is jointly owned with my close university friends, Beard and Warren. We were pleased to go out together for the first time in more than...

Cowan Creek

Photos from a short trip to Cowan Creek on a foggy morning. More after the jump.

Kangaroo Tagging at Nelson Bay

I had the opportunity to visit the Nelson Bay Golf Course and observe the tagging programme of semi-wild Eastern Grey Kangaroos being conducted by a colleague in Veterinary Science. Our interest in...

High Altitude Balloon Launch #1

Our Sydney University Electrical Engineering students, Stephen Tridgell and David Portelli successfully made a high-altitude balloon launch from Blayney, NSW. Stephen’s report is after the jump.

Panorama at Akuna Bay

Went for a drive this morning to Akuna Bay. Fog was coming off the river and this photograph was taken on the road between Akuna Bay and Church Point.

Luderick Sydney Harbour

Went for a fish in Sydney Harbour with my neighbour Michael. Had a great time catching luderick (otherwise known as blackfish).

Lake Eucumbene 2013

Lake Eucumbene is an alpine lake about 500km south west of Sydney. My fishing mate, Beard (nickname which refered to his facial hair - he doesn’t have one anymore but the name stuck), and I made a ...

Molonglo Radio Observatory

The University of Sydney’s Molonglo Radio Observatory is located about 3-4 hours south of Sydney. It is being used to prototype some of the technologies in the proposed Square Kilometer Array.

Blue Mountains

The 1 million hectare Blue Mountains is a World Heritage listed National Park in NSW Australia. Its name comes from the blueish haze that often appears above it due to evaporation of eucalyptus oil...

Forster 2008

Went on a 4 day fishing trip to Booti Booti National Park with my mates, Warren and Chris despite unfavourable tides and weather. Life’s too short to only go fishing when conditions are good. We we...

Forster 2007

Forster is about a four hour drive from Sydney. Went on a very brief overnight camping/fishing trip with my good friends from Sydney University, Warren and Chris.

Weipa

Here are some photos taken from a fishing trip to Weipa in 2004 with Chris See.

London Lakes

Here are some photos from a trip to London Lakes in Tasmania that I made in December 2002.

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travel

Mako on Fly - San Diego 2019

The mako shark is one of the fastest and most ferocious fish in the sea. They can swim up to 69 km/h (42 mph) and jump 6m (20 feet) in the air. There two species, the shortfin (Isurus oxyrinchus) a...

Amateur Radio Shops in Akihabara

Passing through Tokyo this week and took the opportunity to visit a few amateur radio shops in Akihabara. <a href= "/assets/images/2018/12/DSCF5835.jpg" > <img src= "/assets/imag...

Fishing Utah 2018

Prior to the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Salt Lake City, went on an awesome fly-fishing trip, hosted by Brent in Provo, Utah. My previous trip was in 2008 (http://phwl.org...

Trinity River 2017

The 3rd annual FPGA Fly Fishing Workshop (FFF’17) was down on attendance, only Ken and myself participating from the 19-20th Feb, 2017. This year, it was on the Trinity River, California, fishing f...

Olympic Peninsula Fly-Fishing 2016

I participated in the 2nd FPGA Fly-Fishing (FFF’16) Symposium in Seattle WA, hosted by Ken and attended by Guy, Aaron (not pictured below) and myself. The previous FFF was in New Zealand and is des...

PAPAA 2016

We had a very successful Croucher PAPAA workshop at Hong Kong University.

New Zealand Fly-Fishing 2015

After attending the International Conference on Field Programmable Technology, Brent, Ken and myself took a 5-day fly-fishing trip around the Omarama region of the South Island in New Zealand. We c...

Molonglo Radio Observatory

The University of Sydney’s Molonglo Radio Observatory is located about 3-4 hours south of Sydney. It is being used to prototype some of the technologies in the proposed Square Kilometer Array.

Blue Mountains

The 1 million hectare Blue Mountains is a World Heritage listed National Park in NSW Australia. Its name comes from the blueish haze that often appears above it due to evaporation of eucalyptus oil...

A trip to Finland

My trip to Finland coincided with the Midsummer Festival, an event which I was lucky enough to share with my host Tero.

New Zealand Trip

Fished the South Island of New Zealand in November 1996 with fishing buddy Beard. Here are some pictures of the trip.

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fly-fishing

Mako on Fly - San Diego 2019

The mako shark is one of the fastest and most ferocious fish in the sea. They can swim up to 69 km/h (42 mph) and jump 6m (20 feet) in the air. There two species, the shortfin (Isurus oxyrinchus) a...

Fishing Utah 2018

Prior to the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Salt Lake City, went on an awesome fly-fishing trip, hosted by Brent in Provo, Utah. My previous trip was in 2008 (http://phwl.org...

Trinity River 2017

The 3rd annual FPGA Fly Fishing Workshop (FFF’17) was down on attendance, only Ken and myself participating from the 19-20th Feb, 2017. This year, it was on the Trinity River, California, fishing f...

Olympic Peninsula Fly-Fishing 2016

I participated in the 2nd FPGA Fly-Fishing (FFF’16) Symposium in Seattle WA, hosted by Ken and attended by Guy, Aaron (not pictured below) and myself. The previous FFF was in New Zealand and is des...

New Zealand Fly-Fishing 2015

After attending the International Conference on Field Programmable Technology, Brent, Ken and myself took a 5-day fly-fishing trip around the Omarama region of the South Island in New Zealand. We c...

Lake Eucumbene 2013

Lake Eucumbene is an alpine lake about 500km south west of Sydney. My fishing mate, Beard (nickname which refered to his facial hair - he doesn’t have one anymore but the name stuck), and I made a ...

Life, the Universe and Fishing

I was asked by Prof Evangeline Young to give a “Lunchtime Pizza talk” on the 15th May. Here is the text of the talk which is not really about fishing but concerns graduate research.

A trip to Finland

My trip to Finland coincided with the Midsummer Festival, an event which I was lucky enough to share with my host Tero.

Walthamstow Reservoir

From Sydney, going trout fishing requires commitment. It is either an 8 hour drive to the Snowy Mountains or a plane trip to New Zealand. From Hong Kong, it is even more difficult. In London, I fou...

Meon Springs

Fished Meon Springs yesterday. It was my first fishing trip in the UK and my first experience fishing a managed, stocked fishery. Went with Tero Rissa who got the beautiful 6.5 pound hen rainbow tr...

Weipa

Here are some photos taken from a fishing trip to Weipa in 2004 with Chris See.

London Lakes

Here are some photos from a trip to London Lakes in Tasmania that I made in December 2002.

New Zealand Trip

Fished the South Island of New Zealand in November 1996 with fishing buddy Beard. Here are some pictures of the trip.

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hobbies

New Stove Case

Carried an electric stove all the way back from Shanghai only to drop and break the plastic case.

Visit to W1QG’s shack

Chris Dick was kind enough to introduce me to his friend, Dick Benson W1QG, a retired hardware development engineer. We went to visit his very impressive shack (which was not difficult to spot from...

Amateur Radio Shops in Akihabara

Passing through Tokyo this week and took the opportunity to visit a few amateur radio shops in Akihabara. <a href= "/assets/images/2018/12/DSCF5835.jpg" > <img src= "/assets/imag...

Installing powerpoles

Anderson Powerpole connectors are the standard for 12V amateur radio equipment. Instructions are here: https://powerwerx.com/help/powerpole-assembly-instructions and this figure shows the correct o...

Refinishing Footstool

Refinishing a footstool I made about 5 years ago in Tasmanian Oak. It was my take on this elegant design published in Fine Woodworking http://www.finewoodworking.com/2002/02/01/a-sturdy-footstool.

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photography

Yosemite 2019

Went for a two day trip to Yosemite National Park, staying at Yosemite Cedar Lodge. It is such a magnificent place. Wish I had more time there to take photos.

Forster trip with Ken

Ken came to visit from Seattle so Beard and I took a day off on Friday to go car-camping in Forster.

Postcard from Shanghai 2017

Travelled to Shanghai to visit my collaborators at Fudan University over Easter 2017. I have written about my previous trips to Shanghai in 2014, 2013 and 2012.

PAPAA 2016

We had a very successful Croucher PAPAA workshop at Hong Kong University.

Postcard from Harbin Summer 2013

After a superb trip to Harbin in winter, I returned in summer to attend the ICEMI conference, kindly hosted again by Prof Peng Yu, Prof Shaojun Wang and Mr Yeyong Pang from Harbin Institute of Tech...

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hawkesbury

Mooney Mooney Spring Trip 2019

This was the first trip for Warren and I for the season. We were on the way to Milson Island when the engine started hesitating and then stopped.

Hawkesbury 2018

Returned to the Hawkesbury River with Warren and my daughter Nicole. Last time I was there camping with Nicole was in 2009. The fishing was tough and the trip reasonably uneventful. Here are my sna...

Mooney Mooney Morning 2018

Couldn’t believe this was the first time this year Warren and I fished Mooney Mooney. It was forecast to be 13-31 Celcius, 10 degrees above the average and the first warm day of spring. Wind was to...

Hawkesbury River 2015

A camping trip with Warren to the Hawkesbury has become an annual event but unfortunately, we couldn’t do it this year but went for a day trip. This was also our first fishing trip there in the new...

Hawkesbury River 2014

Much like previous years, went to do some fishing in the Hawkesbury River over the Christmas break. This time, Beard joined us. Nothing too different from other trips and a good time was had by all.

Hawkesbury River 2012

In what has turned out to become an annual event, went on a 4 day camping trip to the Hawkesbury River with my high-school friend, Warren. We camp on a beach which is only accessible by boat.

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hk

Electronics Flea Market

On the second weekend of Mar-Sep, the Electronics Flea Market runs in the carpark of Fry’s Electronics, Sunnyvale CA. I arrived at 8am because I thought I might be the only one there at the startin...

Chengdu and Hong Kong 2018

Took a train trip to Chengdu for Sichuan food prior to the Performance-Aware Programming with Application Accelerators (PAPAA) 2018 Workshop in Hong Kong.

Fujifilm X Links

Introduction Wandering around Sim City in Hong Kong, a mint Fujifilm X100T jumped out and emptied my wallet. This is the first digital camera I really like as it is small, quiet and fast, making it...

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harbin

Shanghai Harbin 2018

Had a short holiday prior to giving my 2018 Reconfigurable Computing course at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). Photos herein are mainly of food.

Postcard from Harbin Summer 2013

After a superb trip to Harbin in winter, I returned in summer to attend the ICEMI conference, kindly hosted again by Prof Peng Yu, Prof Shaojun Wang and Mr Yeyong Pang from Harbin Institute of Tech...

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FFF

Mako on Fly - San Diego 2019

The mako shark is one of the fastest and most ferocious fish in the sea. They can swim up to 69 km/h (42 mph) and jump 6m (20 feet) in the air. There two species, the shortfin (Isurus oxyrinchus) a...

Fishing Utah 2018

Prior to the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Salt Lake City, went on an awesome fly-fishing trip, hosted by Brent in Provo, Utah. My previous trip was in 2008 (http://phwl.org...

Trinity River 2017

The 3rd annual FPGA Fly Fishing Workshop (FFF’17) was down on attendance, only Ken and myself participating from the 19-20th Feb, 2017. This year, it was on the Trinity River, California, fishing f...

Olympic Peninsula Fly-Fishing 2016

I participated in the 2nd FPGA Fly-Fishing (FFF’16) Symposium in Seattle WA, hosted by Ken and attended by Guy, Aaron (not pictured below) and myself. The previous FFF was in New Zealand and is des...

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electronics

Visit to W1QG’s shack

Chris Dick was kind enough to introduce me to his friend, Dick Benson W1QG, a retired hardware development engineer. We went to visit his very impressive shack (which was not difficult to spot from...

Installing powerpoles

Anderson Powerpole connectors are the standard for 12V amateur radio equipment. Instructions are here: https://powerwerx.com/help/powerpole-assembly-instructions and this figure shows the correct o...

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FPGA

Tokyo Institute of Technology Tsubame 3.0 Visit

Hosted by Prof Hiroki Nakahara and Prof Yuko Hara-Azumi, I gave a talk entitled “Large Scale FPGA Implementations of Machine Learning Algorithms” (slides available at phwl.org/talks) at the Tokyo I...

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beijing

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radio-telescope

Molonglo Radio Observatory

The University of Sydney’s Molonglo Radio Observatory is located about 3-4 hours south of Sydney. It is being used to prototype some of the technologies in the proposed Square Kilometer Array.

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radio

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software

Generating a Publications List from BibTex files

Publications list in Markdown For many years I’ve been using a convoluted process to generate my publications list from separate bibtex files for journals, conferences, books, patents, etc. I thou...

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ubuntu

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linux

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aviation

Cessna first solo

Been taking flying lessons and took my first solo in a Cessna 152  in December 1996.

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knives

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Soldier Set

The Victorinox Soldier is the classic Swiss Army knife (SAK). Each has a date stamp and this set is from 1934, 1965, 1970 and 1997. Also note the evolution of the blade (from clip point to spear po...

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fishing

Life, the Universe and Fishing

I was asked by Prof Evangeline Young to give a “Lunchtime Pizza talk” on the 15th May. Here is the text of the talk which is not really about fishing but concerns graduate research.

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outdoors

Hawkesbury River 2012

In what has turned out to become an annual event, went on a 4 day camping trip to the Hawkesbury River with my high-school friend, Warren. We camp on a beach which is only accessible by boat.

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matlab

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repair

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macos

MacOS Install

It seemed like a good idea to remove all the accumulated rubbish on my MacBook Pro and install what I really needed. Here are the steps:

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jekyll

Moving from Wordpress to Jekyll

I have been using Wordpress for many years. It produces good looking websites and is easy to install and maintain. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy at all to backup the website, and the interface is al...

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latex

Generating a Publications List from BibTex files

Publications list in Markdown For many years I’ve been using a convoluted process to generate my publications list from separate bibtex files for journals, conferences, books, patents, etc. I thou...

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