Body Shapes the Mind – bsf Aberdeen Uni.

First theme of British Science Festival for me was The Body Shapes The Mind.  Photo to follow.  Summary notes

Tuesday 4th September 2012.
body shapes the mind taks aberdeen uni.
talk 1
we don’t know a lot about the mind, we think, we have little experiments, some logic linked with a miracle to some logic over here #bsf2012
talk 2
dark and light colour brightness to words   male free male   diet coke  coke zero
emotion building block used for abstract thinking.  More mature emotional ability ‘easier’ to learning
learning linked to action.  Action can be physical or computer,  increases inference to connect.
action key to learning.

Heather Dale Garden Design – Aberdeenshire

I helped co-create a new website, Heather Dale Garden Design, last month.  As the name suggests it is a garden design website where Heather provides examples of her work.  The current two projects profiled are the revamp of a Granite Town House and a more extensive overhaul of a End Terrace Garden including a new green house.  Heather documents more of her garden activities via her Facebook Page.  Looks like it is vegetable sowing season at the moment.  Feedback on the site is welcomed and you can do that via the contact page.

MightyMeetup Aberdeen Mobile

mightymeetup mobile talks

history of smartphones IBM1992

Andrew Sage mobile phone apps

Navigation base or view based e.g. game

Development process:

Design -> prototype -> client testing -> Wider beta testing ->

Andrew, start iphone and ports to Andriod,   some code changes but nothing major

rebuild UI   business logic

Development environment   13 Macbook Air.  all Xcode library

Bruce talk:

andry birds    100k  cost  1m dollar revenue   in game ads  and outside.

main revenue from ads but also from app store.

Tera – Wurfl    php  release of WURFL

XML library wurfl

105$ bn  market SMS  entry  e.g. xfactor

Africa   airtime    like banking  all done via SMS  free book    by Cameron

Good Local Food

I have knocked up this site, local good food to put together some of the new coding skills I have acquired.  The site allows you to find local food in Grampain Region, in Scotland.

Improvements, the drop down list to select market, could do with one the allows to search all of Grampain.

The sql query is pretty primitive and will need improved.

All in all with a few more products added, this service is taking shape.