Welcome to my website. This site provides details of my pet projects:
- davedub’s contact form – WordPress plugin – PHP, jQuery, MySQL, WP plugin API
- dance HUD quadro – dance controller – LSL, 3D UI design, 3D character animation
- dubbot – virtual world customer support agent – C#, LSL, PHP, MySQL
- animazoo animations – 3D character animation – PHP, MySQL, LSL, 3D design
- bvhacker – the notepad equivalent for bvh animation files – C++, OpenGL, MFC, STL
All of these projects are my own and were implemented over the last seven years. Both the contact form and bvhacker are open source and are hosted on GitHub. The common theme throughout all my pet projects is experimental user interface / interaction design. With bells on. Currently following an interest into NUIs – there’s a lot happening out there!
I started my Second Life projects back in 2007. The Animazoo shop is still profitable and the customer care bot is still up and running. But a few years ago my interests swayed more towards HTML5 technologies, as innovation in VR in general seemed to wane for a while there.
Though fortunately not for long it subsequently turned out – with both High Fidelity and Second Life 2.0 both on the horizon, things are looking very interesting. Both platforms are touting deeply integrated support for the growing plethora of virtual presence enhancing devices, many of which have tumbled in price over recent years. Now with the upcoming release of the Oculus Rift 2, it’s time for me to invest in some hardware!
In a life previous, I was a software developer, specialising primarily in C++ (video processing, network management tools) but also with smattering of Java (device porting for J2ME games).
I have bachelors degree in electrical and electronic engineering (audio systems specialisation) from Brunel University and a masters degree in computer science (multimedia applications and virtual environments, distinction grade) from The University of Sussex.
After 20 years of adult life living in some great cities, I now live in the jungle on Koh Phangan, recently labelled the number one location for digital nomads.
I insist on working from home where I can prepare meals and do the laundry during screen breaks in a calm, unhurried manner.
I get so much more done this way. I love it
I aspire to be a writer at some point, which is why there’s an almost empty blog section here, for practice. One day…
~ davedub july 2014