Post-it Note Art on Campus

Following on from my previous Blog Post (online) highlighting a number of YouTube videos depicting Post-it note art, this post gives some idea of the Post-it Note murals that have materialised around the School of Computer Science and Digital Technology, Birmingham City University. As previously mentioned on a visit to the Google London offices over the summer, myself and a dozen other academics really enjoyed seeing the Post-it note art they had adorned their offices with.

To add a greater splash of colour around the School we purchased 15,300 3M Super Sticky Post-it Notes, this is sufficient to cover an area of around 88 square meters. The images below give some sense of the murals that have already been created, with many more likely to follow. These murals have been created by a number of placement students we have working here at the School. As can be expected they have all had a very distinctive Computing/Gaming theme to them.

What other Post-it Note murals do you think would be interesting to see?

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Research Seminar on WSN’s

The research seminar given by Prof Simon Dobson last Friday 16th March 2012 is now available online. He got the 08:33 train from Edinburgh in the morning arriving at the School around 12:00. After having a chat and some lunch we went to C48 for the seminar. The seminar concluded with the usual round of tea/coffee before Simon set off to catch a train back to Edinburgh. All it all it was quite a busy day & the talk itself was both really interesting and entertaining. If you wish you can watch the video below to learn a bit more about wireless sensor networks. One can see the abstract available at http://ideaseminars.wordpress.com as well as details of previous and upcoming seminars.

School of Computing Render Farm

Some time ago our Systems Manager @cbeagrie and myself spent quite a large amount of time (over the course of a few months) sifting our way through renderfarm specifications looking for a system that would be suitable for our School. Colin wrote a blog post about it today on the Schools new wordpress powered site that is currently under construction. You can see details about the specification from his post. It has been up and running for a while now and many of our students working on 3D Projects and Courseworks have been making use of it.

RGU Computing Visit to BP HIVE in Dyce

I have arranged a visit to BP’s HIVE – Highly Immersive Virtual Environment on Friday 23rd March from 09:30 to 11:00. The visit will go through a number of demos highlighting how the HIVE is used. There may also be time for demos of RFID / Video technology in use within BP. If you are interested in attending this then do get in contact with me as places are limited.

“The Aberdeen HIVE suite contains 3 virtual reality meeting rooms enabling users to experience immersion in full 3D imagery, enhancing decision making and collaboration. Its use spans engineering 3D modelling used for planning maintenance as well as engineering modifications. Reservoir / well modelling.”

Location
Below is a map of where BP is located, as you can see it is situated just before the Marriot Hotel which is located at the roundabout intersecting Victoria Street and Riverview Drive.

Street View of the BP Building

Getting to BP
One can walk from BP to Dyce train station in about 15 mintes, its located about 1 mile away, see the map below.

There are a number of bus stops located very close to BP as you can see if you zoom in on the location map. Probably the easiest option is to get the 21 or 21A. Details of bus timings area available from the first group website one can also view this as a pdf document.

Event Address
BP Exploration
1 Wellheads Avenue
Dyce
ABERDEEN
AB21 7HG
United Kingdom

Unreal Tournament Scores Update

Have just updated CTRL Byte’s Blog Post on the Unreal Tournament held on the 5th of March, by adding the final table of scores & details of the points earned per game.

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The following are some photos from the Unreal Tournament held on Monday 5th March 2012. Details of the results will be posted shortly. Below is a short video from some of the games.

Breakdown of games played and points earned, as you can see the RGU eSports team won the competition as undefeated champions.

Team   NameGames WonPoints
RGU eSports412
Warriors of Fu39
The Pink Fluffy Bunnies26
CTRL Byte13
Roger’s Underachievers

The following table gives a break down of the scores achieved for Capture the Flag, Team Death Match and Double Domination

CTFTDMDDFinal   Score
Warriors of Fu34688RGU eSports2
CTRL Byte11005831Roger’s Underachievers21
CTRL Byte350100RGU eSports2

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Unreal Tournament Competition

An Unreal Tournament 2004 LAN Competition was held today at the School of Computing organised by the Computer Society (http://ctrlbyte.wordpress.com) and the RGU eSports Society. Five teams of five players battled it out from 17:00 until 21:45 in the C27/28 labs. One of the teams was made up of staff from the School and surprisingly we didn’t finish last as we did in the previous year – so perhaps we are getting better. We did manage to beat the first year team! In each round we played Capture the Flag, Team Death Match and one other type of game. All in all everybody had a good time, some photos and perhaps some video will probably available in the coming days.

Microsoft Surface Unboxing Video Spreads Like Wildfire

The video I recorded and blogged about two days ago, regarding the unboxing of the Microsoft Surface we took delivery of on Wednesday 6th Feb 2012 has spread like wildfire across the web, having been picked up my a myriad of websites. Here is the link to the original post https://dcdoolan.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/microsoft-surface-unboxing/

Microsoft Surface Unboxing from RGU:Computing on Vimeo.

Since its upload it has received 3139 views in little over 48 hours. The following are a selection of sites the have discussed the video / embedded it into their blogs etc.

http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-sur40-microsoft-surface-gets-unboxed-and-booted-09212767/
http://www.slashgear.com/tags/microsoft-surface/
http://cbeagrie.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/1042/
http://www.cloudbulletin.com/news/samsung-sur40-microsoft-surface-gets-unboxed-and-booted
http://www.i4u.com/2012/02/robert-gordon/samsung-sur40-microsoft-surface-gets-unboxed-and-booted
http://www.istartedsomething.com/20120209/microsoft-surface-2-begin-deliveries-samsung-sur40-unboxing-and-first-boot/
http://1zaurorath.h-info.co.in/?p=602
http://samsungbrands.blogspot.com/2012/02/samsung-sur40-microsoft-surface-gets.html
http://technologydailynews.com/2012/02/samsung-sur40-microsoft-surface-gets-unboxed-and-booted/
http://worldwidetechnews.com/2012/02/samsung-sur40-microsoft-surface-gets-unboxed-and-booted/
http://nl.hardware.info/extern/nieuws/23724134/samsung-sur40-microsoft-surface-gets-unboxed-and-booted
http://gadgetnuts.info/samsung-sur40-microsoft-surface-gets-unboxed-and-booted-slashgear.html
http://www.allaboutwindows7.com/microsoft-surface-2-begin-deliveries-samsung-sur40-unboxing-and-first-boot-2/
http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?/topic/33776-microsoft-surface-2-samsung-sur40-unboxing-and-first-boot/

There are probably many other posts to be found on the web about this, but the above should give you some idea of its popularity.