Archive for 2018

Walking down a Melbourne street

Just bought a new chair, and need to get it back to the office? Or has your office chair ever wanted to go for a walk down the street? If not, is your fridge itching to see the outside world?

Things my son noticed on public transport

My son isn’t yet three years old, but the amount of things that he notices when we are out and about is amazing – but a recent trip to St Kilda really blew me away. We started out at Southern Cross Station, where “that escalator is broken!” was his first observation. Perhaps he’s ready to […]

Google Image Search applying OCR to indexed images

While doing some online research research I found evidence of some new functionality in Google Image Search – when crawling the web, Google is applying OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to the images that it finds, and uses this data in their search index.

Photos from ten years ago: July 2018

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is July 2018. At North Melbourne station work was continuing on the new concourse, with a massive steel and timber crash deck at the city end of the platforms allowing construction to continue while trains continued running below. While in the […]

Planning upgrades to the Cranbourne line – or lack thereof

At this moment the Cranbourne railway line is a bustling place, with construction underway on two grade separation projects, a short section of track duplication, and construction of a road bridge soon to start. But who is coordinating all of these works? The answer – nobody. Work kicks off In November 2015 the Andrews Labor […]