Putting Augmented Reality Holes In Your Floor

Android and iOS both now have nascent augmented reality frameworks which brings AR tantalisingly close to lots of peoples' pockets, including mine. Here are the results of my first foray, in a couple of cold evenings this winter (2017/18). Getting A Mobile AR App Working In A Single Evening…

Humans Suck At Numbers - Part 1

Requirements For Human-Centric Record Locators Commercial institutions of all shapes and sizes use numbers to identify their records but humans generally have trouble memorising, recognising and even just reading numbers back correctly. Using a hand-written account number to transfer cash is dicy at best and speaking your "customer reference" over…

What Colour Is That Smartie?

When I was a child, Smarties were brightly coloured, candy coated, chocolate ovoids and they still are. Back then, they came in cylindrical tubes with a letter of the alphabet on the inside of the lid. I remember pink, purple, green, yellow, orange, red, light brown and dark brown Smarties.…