December 2010

  • Showed Oakley around the department
  • Updated Conferences and SubGroups
  • No JL Stewart travel scholarship again, 4th time unlucky frown, sad smile
  • Attended Elvis Christmas party at Picnic Cafe
  • Fixing up some errors on the machine with respect to installing new touch MT4j software.
  • The Dell SX2210T 21.5"W Multi-Touch screen arrived so experimenting with the software and the interface.
  • Parts are being shipped from Peau Productions, a new lens, lens mount, lights, camera casing.
  • Got the OPTE internet visualizations working using the MT4j Swing example
  • Found some papers related with pair programming and developers use the tools (e.g. mouse, keyboard, IDE, screen) for this activity
  • Solved the ECS proxy issue with the Maps and Flickr MT4j examples, thanks Hugh for your help. Documented on JavaHTTPproxyAuthentication
  • Experimenting with Microsoft Kinect and Kinect hacks
  • Updated ElvisBrain with links to the conferences
  • Got Flickr example working in MT4j over Victoria Wireless, now trying to make it work using the ECS proxy
  • Trying to get Windows 7 to work natively with CCV
  • Trying to get MT4j to work with the ECS proxy
  • Ordered some new parts (new non-distorition lens, lens mount, lights, camera casing) from Peau Productions for the Blue Multi-touch table
  • Won a best paper award at APSEC for our Qualitas Corpus paper.

November 2010

  • Completed 6 monthly report
  • First meeting with supervisors in a number of weeks, need to do some more hacking
  • Enquired about purchasing a Dell SX2210T 21.5"W Multi-Touch screen for development purposes.
  • Organising ElvisChristmasParty2010
  • Gave presentation at Elvis about recent trip to SurfNet workshop, Splash/Onward/OOPSLA,SoftVis/InfoVis, ITS/Tabletops, talk at Trier, and visit to Leuven
  • Swapped machines over from newer Optiplex 780 to Optiplex 760. Had to swap the graphics cards, so all good now.
  • Swapping machins over for the Blue Table
  • Updated web site, CV, etc.
  • Completing expenses from trip
  • Doing some tax stuff
  • Updated content on the Elvis wiki, publications, achievements, news etc.
  • Made it safely back to Wellington
  • Visited Ajay Kapur's group at CalArts in LA, USA.
  • Gave talk on Co-located Collaborative Software Visualization at Stephan Diehl's group at the University of Trier
  • Attended ITS 2010 at Saarbrucken, Germany. Presented my paper on Multi-touch Table User Interfaces for Co-located Collaborative Software Visualization at the Doctoral Symposium
  • Made a short day trip to Kingston, Ontario, Canada to visit Nick Grahams EQUIS group.
  • Visiting Robert Biddle in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

October 2010

  • Attended SPLASH, Onward, SoftVis, InfoVis, VisWeek
  • Attended Sonic Arts end of year presentations
  • Poster for PLATEAU and printouts
  • Practice talks for HAoSE and SoftVis
  • ITS camera ready done
  • Organising logistics for Saarbrucken
  • Organising PLATEAU
  • Updated Multi-touchTable
  • Experimenting more with the lights, got projector straight no
  • Submitted JL Stewart Scholarship, perhaps 4th time lucky smile
  • User testing for Nick Vause
  • User testing for Amy Chard
  • Final NZCSRSC admin!

September 2010

  • Demo of table at the ECS Demonstration Day
  • Multi-touch word cloud visualization implemented
  • ITS Doctoral Symposium paper accepted, yay!
  • Removing old content from old wiki
  • Updated old Diary pages
  • Demo of table to Craig Taube-Schock
  • Got some new lights for the table and configured to work very nicely
  • New computer for the MT Table
  • Submitted to the Tabletops Doctoral Symposium
  • HAoSE paper accepted, yay!
  • Made visit to Auckland to see Gerald Morrison, Gordon MacDonald and Gareth from SMART Technologies and NextWindows, saw their new multi-touch table prototype
  • Exploring the iPad and applications. Seems a nice device to do basic tasks, however, complicated analytical tasks will require more powerful computers and larger screens.
  • Began building SourceVis
  • Tabletops book arrived and started to read the book.
  • PLATEAU submissions completed and notifications sent out
  • Organised trip to the US, Canada and Germany.
  • Attended the COMP489 conference day
  • Got more payment for NZCSRSC reimbursement since Finance under paid me.

August 2010

  • Organising trip to the US
  • Had a look at a 3M MPro 150 pocket projector
  • Attended the Machine Orchestra which was really cool
  • Organising scholarship extension
  • Did a demo of my multi-touch table at Study@VicDay
  • Installed CodeCrawler XRay Eclipse plugin to experiment with
  • Installed MSA Remote to test different devices remotely controlling multi-touch applications using TUIO. Tested with iPhone and iPad but unfortunately does not work simultaneously together.
  • Experimenting with the MT4J multi-touch toolkit
  • Submitted paper to AUIC on usability of designing online maps with the multi-touch table
  • Submitted position paper to Human Aspects of Software Engineering workshop at SPLASH
  • Keith submitted his paper to ACSC
  • Purchased more IR lights from PeauProductions as the ones from JayCar aren't perfect
  • Presented new table at the Hi-Tech Innovations University Research show case event at Te Papa. I got lots of good feedback. Decided not to do the Christchurch event
  • New table built and now worrying about the software visualization application. Followed up payment of the table.
  • Rejected InfoVis doctoral consortium and Onward film. Will have to do a much more improved film for next year. Resubmit doctoral submission somewhere else, like Tabletops.
  • Andrew's Gource film got accepted at Onward.
  • Our paper "Qualitas Corpus: A Curated Collection of Java Code for Empirical Studies" was accepted for APSEC in Sydney
  • PLATEAU papers submitted and keynote organised. Now need to sort out reviews.
  • Chasing up NZCSRSC reimbursements
  • Created proceedings for PLATEAU 2009 and VASE 2009 as technical reports.
  • Keith created a technical report for his paper "Visualizing Class Refactoring via Clustering" which I helped out on.
  • Back to doing lots more research

July 2010

  • 7D006 arrived
  • Finished VASE 2009 proceedings
  • Got new lights and equipmentfrom JayCar
  • Completing SPPI status report
  • Reviewing posters for SoftVis
  • Submitted to InfoVis doctoral colloquium
  • Building second multi-touch table
  • Getting acrylic cut for multi-touch table
  • Applied for JL Stewart Postgraduate Scholarship
  • PLATEAU meetings have begun
  • Said no to IVCNZ PC
  • Finished NZCSRSC reports
  • No BuildIT travel grant or JL Stewart travel scholarship frown, sad smile

June 2010

  • Updated LatexRevisionControl with change bar information
  • Working on VisWeek doctoral submission
  • Submitted Onward! Film
  • Encouraged Andrew Caudwell to submit a film to Onward! on his Gource software visualization tool.
  • Created new software visualization blog
  • working on ITS paper
  • working on Onward! Film
  • helping Ewan with his APSEC paper
  • building black magic multi-touch table
  • moved office again to CO253
  • wrapping up NZCSRSC finances and handbook report, and other miscellaneous things
  • Demonstration of multi-touch hardware and software: Sean Snyders, Andrew Caudwell.

May 2010

  • Applied for BuildIT travel grant
  • Submitted three SoftVis papers
  • Writing up reports for NZCSRSC
  • PLATEAU workshop accepted.

April 2010

  • Working on some ideas for SoftVis papers which are due at the end of the month
  • NZCSRSC 2010 is over, I can now get back to doing more PhD research
  • Not much research has been happening due to NZCSRSC 2010 organising
  • PhD Proposal accepted which means I will be around for about another 18 months

March 2010

  • Gave PhD proposal seminar
  • Applied for Faculty Strategic Research Grant
  • Integrating Pippin Barr's changes
  • Draft 5 of proposal completed
  • Moved office
  • Found new trolley table for new multi-touch table
  • Gave supervisors Daft 4 of proposal to supervisors
  • too much time is being spent on NZCSRSC2010

February 2010

  • Ordered 7D006
  • Finished reading the IVS journal, special issue on Visual Analytics
  • Moving office
  • Extending System Hot Spot Views on multi-touch table
  • Gave demo of multi-touch table to John Hosking, Philippe Kruchten
  • Working on Draft 4 of proposal
  • Draft 3 of proposal given to supervisors
  • too much time is being spent on NZCSRSC2010

January 2010

  • Gave demo of multi-touch table to Angela Martin, Michael Feathers
  • PhD Proposal Draft 2 submitted to supervisors for feedback
  • Paper submitted to NZCSRSC 2010 on Visualising the Size of the Java Standard API
  • too much time is being spent on NZCSRSC2010