Category Archives: Event

Visited: SMPTE 2017 Exhibition Sydney (18 – 21 July)

After returning from my first long-solo-trip, I decided to spend two months “decompressing” and getting ready for my next trip. Part of the reason was so I could attend CeBIT, Vivid Sydney and SMPTE Exhibition. The last time I went … Continue reading

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Vivid Sydney 2017: Part 3 – Barangaroo Sth, Kings Cross & Martin Pl

Vivid Sydney is a festival of “Light, Music & Ideas” which is run on an annual basis in Sydney. I do my best every year to visit, and this year was no exception. What follows are the shots I took … Continue reading

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Vivid Sydney 2017: Part 2 – Chatswood & Darling Harbour

Vivid Sydney is a festival of “Light, Music & Ideas” which is run on an annual basis in Sydney. I do my best every year to visit, and this year was no exception. What follows are the shots I took … Continue reading

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Vivid Sydney 2017: Part 1 – Circular Quay & Royal Botanic Gardens

Vivid Sydney is a festival of “Light, Music & Ideas” which is run on an annual basis in Sydney. It proves to be a popular attraction for both tourists and locals looking for a bit of art with light and … Continue reading

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Random: Birthday, Reflections, Taronga, CeBIT & the Kitchen Sink

#include <stdio.h> int main (void) { printf(“Hello World!”); return(0); } It’s been quiet. Too quiet. Sorry for that. While I did say I was going on holidays and would be on a hiatus, I didn’t expect it to be a … Continue reading

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Visited: Upgrade Australia 4.0 (29th September 2016)

Upgrade Australia is a yearly event held by nextmedia in conjunction with partner companies. Alternating between Sydney and Melbourne each year, this event focuses on PC technology including the latest upgrades and gear. It is targeted to readers of four … Continue reading

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Visited: ElectroneX 2016 (14-15 September 2016)

ElectroneX is one of the major electronics design and assembly exhibitions in Australia, and they alternate between Sydney and Melbourne on an annual basis. Two years ago, they were in Sydney, and I was helping out element14 exhibiting there at … Continue reading

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By Invitation: On Location at HPM Legrand’s Head Office

Normally, review challenge products are submitted, reviewed, published and that is that. After reviewing HPM’s DLI9002 LED Downlight and the Legrand E2 Edgelight LED Exit Sign, I was given an invitation to visit HPM Legrand’s head office in Prestons, in … Continue reading

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Visited: Transport Heritage Expo (11 – 13 June 2016)

Every year, the Transport Heritage Expo is held at Central over the Queens Birthday long weekend and this year is no exception. The event almost slipped my mind, because I’ve been way too busy, but thanks to a heads up … Continue reading

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Visited: Vivid Sydney 2016 (Part 2)

We continue our Vivid Sydney journey in this part. While there are many exhibits, I didn’t end up photographing the “regulars” such as Customs House or the Museum of Contemporary Art, solely because it was a nightmare trying to get … Continue reading

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Visited: Vivid Sydney 2016 (Part 1)

It’s another year, which means it’s time for yet another Vivid Sydney festival. This year, Vivid is running from 27th May to 18th June, which leaves another nine days to visit (at the time this is posted). Hopefully, if you … Continue reading

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Site Update: A Trip to Melbourne for OzWater’16

Readers may have noted the slight quieting down of the site over the past weeks – indeed, this is a sign of my continuing busyness. As I like to say, what people see is the results, but only you know … Continue reading

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Visited: CeBIT Australia 2016 Exhibition

As a tech enthusiast, it’s become a yearly tradition to visit CeBIT Australia, and this year is no different. Just like last year, it is held over three days at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park as the Exhibition and Convention … Continue reading

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Event: Celebrating My Birthday with Taronga Zoo

It’s that time of the year again – that’s right, it’s my birthday. I get another year older, and I’m reminded that time is ticking, so I better make good use of it. Probably not the most inspiring first-paragraph, but … Continue reading

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Event: PhD Thesis Submission Day (31st March 2016)

Thursday 31st March 2016 was probably an ordinary day for most people. But for a group of uni students, this day is one of a special kind. Census date. The last day to submit your PhD/Masters thesis or else risk … Continue reading

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Event-Fail: Geminid Meteor Shower (14th December 2015)

Not being a keen astronomer myself, I’m not clued into events that happen in the sky most of the time. Just by chance, this week, while eating dinner, I watched a news story on TV which tipped me off about … Continue reading

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Visited: SMPTE 2015 Sydney Exhibition (14 – 17 July)

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is an important organization that has been involved in the standardization of virtually every video and film standard – including compression, interconnection, test patterns, file formats, and so on. It’s safe … Continue reading

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Visited: Comms Connect 2015 Sydney (3 – 4 June)

It’s been a busy week full of events. Earlier this week saw Comms Connect land in Sydney, held at Sydney Showground at Olympic Park. Comms Connect is a trade expo which is targeted at critical communication users and those involved … Continue reading

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Visited: Vivid Sydney 2015 (22 May – 8 June) – Part 2

In this part, we continue where we left off with my Vivid adventure. This time, I return to see the rest of the Circular Quay exhibits, and spend some time walking through Martin Place and Darling Harbour precincts. Circular Quay, … Continue reading

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Visited: Vivid Sydney 2015 (22 May – 8 June) – Part 1

A new year means another Vivid Sydney event to explore. Best known as a festival of lights, music and ideas, this event is a worldwide phenomenon. This year, Vivid Sydney is bigger than ever, having the regular Circular Quay foreshore … Continue reading

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Visited: Transport Heritage Expo (6 – 8 June 2015)

Thanks to the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, I’ve managed to scrape up some time to blog about things, and make the time to visit some interesting events around Sydney, one of which is the Transport Heritage Expo. The Transport Heritage … Continue reading

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Visited: CeBIT Australia 2015

Another year, and it’s another trip to CeBIT Australia, one of Australia’s premier technology trade and business events. This year, it was held Tuesday 5th May to Thursday 7th May at Sydney Olympic Park, similarly to last year. Being a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday: Facebook Post Experiment & SSH Honeypot

Another birthday, and it’s a reminder that yet another year has passed. Time seems to pass by quickly, even when you do your best to make the most of every day without overloading yourself. That’s just how life is, I … Continue reading

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Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 4: Hong Kong Park & Edward Youde Aviary

After the marathon post in the last part about analyzing Hong Kong’s free-to-air TV signals, this part won’t be from inside the hotel. Instead, it’s 2nd January and I’m on an outing to Hong Kong Park. This post will be … Continue reading

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Random: Happy 2nd Anniversary to goughlui.com

In late December, I warned that the site might get a little bit quiet. That wasn’t an empty threat, as for the past month, there really hasn’t been anything new on here. Here’s a little update as to what has … Continue reading

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Visited: ElectroneX 2014

ElectroneX is the premier trade show for electronics design and assembly in Australia, and is held in Sydney and Melbourne in alternating years. This year, they were back in Sydney at the Australian Technology Park at Redfern, making it easy … Continue reading

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Visited: Vivid Sydney 2014

As I mentioned in a previous random posting – if you have the chance, you should probably visit Vivid Sydney. Vivid Sydney is an annual event – a “festival of lights”. Different artistic works, involving light mapping projections and other … Continue reading

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Photography: Sydney Royal Easter Show 2014

It used to be a family tradition of ours to visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show each year, with it being held near the time of my birthday. However, over the past few years, I’ve “grown out” of it, because … Continue reading

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Visited: NRMA Crashed Car Showroom

It seems lately, the NRMA have been very much publicising their Crashed Car Showroom on the radio, and it definitely caught my ear. The chance to be a crash test dummy? Sign me up! At first glance, the whole idea … Continue reading

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