Alasdair Allan


Scientist, Author, Hacker and Tinkerer. Basically just another hacker, pretending to be an astronomer, pretending to be a hacker.

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Seven laptops all in a row. Hostnames have to be the seven dwarfs...

The laptops for the incoming postgraduates have arrived...

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A red light isn't generally a good sign?

Power coming back on here at . Servers coming up, but we lost a chiller on #Zen, our supercomputer.

Its not 100+ iPads but it's still a nice chunk of shiny to have on a trolley...

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Oh oh! I so got the directions wrong, bad Maps, bad! In taxi...

Just a reminder of directions to the Mendely building for those at #solo10.

It looks like has been rate limited here at #solo10

Directions to the unconference session tonight...

I thought it was #solo10 not #soloconf? Wireless not working...

A free #OpenHeatMap t-shirt from for pointing out a bug.

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Demo'ing the Augmented Reality toolkit we built during my Masterclass

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Screen capture from my iPhone and iPad Sensors Masterclass

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I got a present in the mail this morning from ,

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Another day, another 16TB of storage for my backup server.

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At the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC,

Oops! The screens at PDX,

The accumulated conference freebie haul from #oscon.

Anyone know why there is a queue forming outside the Portland Apple Store?

In the closing keynotes of #oscon listening to talking about "The World's Worst Inventions", classic stuff!