ldh marie

Attended Life Drawing Hamilton. The model was Marie. It was my first time drawing her. I have not attending life drawing much since my larger screen broke. It's much harder with the smaller screen. With the next life drawing I attend I will either use my dell laptop running linux mint or get a new screen for the pi.

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knee pose. head twisted to the side. beginning draw background objects.

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Started at the toes and worked up. The head is cut off, but that's ok because it's the legs that I normally chop. Chair and heater drawn on the right.

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Two standing poses. Circles and squiggles surrounding.

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Two portraits. The left feels clean and simple. Redrawing and excess of lines for the right.

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Sitting front pose. Head is extra long. Drawing of rail and bush behind.

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Warm up poses. Portraits and stretching upwards, fingers grasped.

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Portrait on the left, the reference was Pepper&Carrot. Random robotic flower humanoids scatted around the page.

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Competitive Markets

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Explaining consumer behaviour. Two products and choosing what to have.

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Coupons. For those that are time rich.

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Price discounts. Two part pricing. An example is the cinema - discount price for students.

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Efficiency of the market. Producer/Consumer surplus.

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pricing strategy. Elastic vs inelastic.

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income elasticity of demands.

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Cobweb model. Production lag/delay.

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externalises

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Pricing with market power

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supply, demand. price, quantity.

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I painting a portrait of the Boston bomber when after it happened. Here's a quick sketch of Salman Ramedan Abedi.

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areas and value

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when market fail.

awssummit17

Attended AWS summit Auckland 2017. It was the first time I had attended a AWS conference. It was very heavy vendor based conference - reminded me of HackAkl.

I arrived late and missed the keynote. I also didn't attend the final session. It was great networking - I got to catch up with a few old faces and meet new ones.

Here is the notes I took during the conference:

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The 2nd talk I attended. This was a level 100 : driving Business Outcomes with a Modern Data Architecture. I may of been better to attend the AI or Security talk that was on at the current time. It was still enjoyable.

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2nd part of the data talk

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The final talk I attended of the day. This was Advanced Continuous Delivery on AWS. Wordpress was used as an example.

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IBM did a talk called Developing Your IoT Solutions. It was the only hardware focused talk I attended. One product mentioned was the Intel Commute stick. This is similar to a Raspberry Pi.

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Pre conference drawing of Phillfromgchq .

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I have discovered the web comic Phillfromgchq. The comic is licensed under CCBY. It gives me inspiration to my own artwork in the same way Pepper&Carrot, jensshed etc do.

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Bryan from the waikato regional council spoke at Hamilton Computer Club. These are the notes and drawings I created during his talk.

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Continue drawing of Rick and Morty characters. On the left is Mortys son.

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In Econ100 we have been looking at trade. These are the opportunity cost notes I took during class. Surrounding these notes are phillfromthegchq, gimp, and other drawings.

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Phil Philby. Portrait of him in the centre. A landscape surrounds. A portrait of a character with classes on the bottom right. Landscape studies at the top of the page.

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Econ100 trade diagrams and character portrait from philfromgchq

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Front and side view portraits of phil. Writing down some of the text from the comic.

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I attended Zine fest Hamilton and the after party. This is the first drawing of the evening at the after party. Poet David portrait.

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Watson on guitar.

tbcnz17

Notes from TheBlockchainNZ conference.

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Start of the conference. Overall about - tips such as sit somewhere different after breaks. This was followed by Ministers speech which was bullshit. It's a shame the crowd were not allowed questions.

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Andreas was the keynote on the first day. It was certainly a highlight. He's an excellent speaker and I've been watching his videos on youtube. He asked the question: Is Blockchain real money?

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Andreas spoke about the history of money - going back to barter and the introduction of precious metals - and how they are useful for other uses than just money. He talked about the future - the diamond age where you can convert anything to anything.

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Digital apple vs a real apple. How to create scarcity with the digital apple so that it is similar to the real apple.

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Emma Weston from Agridigital. The use of the Blockchain for supply chain of food. This is relevant for me as I would love to do something similar with my art/blog. The ability to for others to access my content decentralised and track the uses/adapt/remix of my work. This was one of the first portraits I drew during the conference also - it was mostly just notes.

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Fran from BraveNewCoin. Another Economics heavy talk.

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The keynote of the 2nd day by Vitalik Buterin. Cryptoeconomics. History of decentralise - bit torrent. Public then private. He gave World of Warcraft as an example of private use of torrents.

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Christoph Jentzsch presented on the story of The DAO. This was interested and informative.

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Welcome to day 2 and beginning notes from the DAO talk.

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Kaidi Ruusalepp presented on the Funderbeam story. Portrait of her in the top right.

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Hedgefunds. Issues around tax and tokens. hire a economist. Security focus - attacker only needs 1 mistake.

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Stephen Macaskill talked on the history of money. It shared similar ideas as Andreas talk. He hardly mentioned Blockchain which makes him a true winner.

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Intro on day 1. 4th industrial wave was mentioned. The term 'disrupt yourself' was mentioned and during the keynote Andreas responded negatively to the term - no one wants to disrupt themselves.

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Max Kayne talked about online voting. This is certainly a hot topic and I can see the Blockchain helping with the ability to vote online.

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Margaux Avedisian presented on "Beginners Guide to raiding money via ICO's".

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Portrait of Margaux.

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They had lightning talks! This was a great chance to hear thoughts from a range of speakers. I didn't take digital notes though most (was slow to boot up the Pi) but I did manage to capture Lukasz Zawilski from NZQA. I managed to catchup with him for a chat. CYBER!

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Pamela Morgan presented on 'TL;DR session for lawyers on bitcoin, blockchain and smart contracts'. The target audience for the talk was lawyers but it was one of my favourite.

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Pamela talk part 2

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A talk on protocols. Thank you https:// - we wouldn't have ecommerce without you.

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Smart Contracts are neither smart nor contracts. It's just software.

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Grant Anderson presented on "The case for a NZ Gov backed digital currency". The Tui is the name he has proposed.

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Continue of Grant Anderson talk. Is visa money? Form of dept.

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Two from Webjet presented on what they have been doing with Blockchain. It was interested to see the different stages that they are working through. Portrait on the bottom left!

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webjet part 2

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Maksim Izmaylov talked on "Inequality and innovation in the Blockchain Era". He spoke directly followed the guys from Webjet and it flowed on perfectly. He was able to build and add to elements that Webjet had spoken about.

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attending blockchain nz next week

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Back to classes. I was unable to attend last week as I had the flu. Feel like I fall behind quickly.

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Natural Monopolies. KiwiRail was used as an example.

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I have been watching the television show Rick and Morty. This is a portrait of Morty in grayscale. His name is written to the left.

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Line version of Mortys portrait

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Line drawing. The reference used was a screen shot from PartyMoonNightmare, a game I made back in 2013.

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Colour version of Rick portrait. I used my own colours rather than sampling it from the reference image. Makes it more me.

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Line version of Rick portrait.

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Landscape montage with a portrait or two of Rick.

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Grayscale version of Ricks portrait. Monster sketch at the bottom.

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Rick, Morty and family characters.

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Drawing the word Rick many times. Mixing his portrait with my own body drawing style.

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Rick with a tusk and more spiky hair than usual.

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Consumer, choice and demand. Attended my economics tutorial on Thursday. I was tired and felt I had fallen behind because I really didn't know what what going on. I just got to think to myself that it's better that I'm there and don't know than home and making things worse. I have been passing my online quizzes.

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consumer choice. income on y axis, amount of the item on x.

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Deeper look into inferior good and elastic.

owasp2017

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I attended Serverless Auckland April meetup. Richard Stinear spoke about Azure Functions.

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Drawing I did before leaving to Auckland.

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owaspnz2017. The 8th owasp and the 2nd time that I have attended. This was drawn during the intro and includes the title of the first speaker.

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Talk on the owasp top 10 and the changes that are happening to them. I am especially happy to see unprotected apis added to the list, along with merging several existing.

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Security Misconfig. SQL injection and good practice.

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The basics of XSS - history and what it is.

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How to handle user uploaded files.

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The 2nd piece from Serverless. Notes on AWS costs of ec2 vs lambda.

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econ100-week6

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Start of logo design for Economics Discussion Group. Revising for test - looking at Cannabis market and what happens if supply increases. Price drops but demand doesn't increase by much since Cannabis is inelastic.

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In class we looked at 'polluters' and how to define them. Several examples were given and compared heavy/light solutions. Loud music being played in flat when you have a exam the next day. If you fail the exam you will miss out on $22,000 due to having to spend more time at uni rather than working. One solution is to give noisy flatmate money in order to be quiet and go to the pub. The money you give now will result in saving as you will pass the exam.

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Another example we looked at was the hold out minority. Supermarket gets consents from everyone to build shop. Someone is away and doesn't consent. Supermarket offers to buy house once person is back - able to get a large amount of money as you minority holding out in the supermarket building the shop.

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I've been watching videos on YouTube of Robots and the future of work. Planning on having a meet up for Economics Discussion Group on Robots and Tax.

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In tutorial 5 we looked at what happens when market fail. This can happen when there is a price floor/ceiling and equilibrium isn't able to be reached. This results in a shortage or surplus.

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The market of used cars and sellers saying 'dud' cars are good.

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anewecon

I attended a film at uni called A New Economy. My fav part was the focus on robots and open source. The urban gardens were also enjoyable.

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A New Economy part two. Mostly notes from the film.

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In ECON100 we learnt about dead weight loss and how you get more if tax is applied to certain items rather than everything. GST.

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Elasticity is the responsiveness to react to changes.

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elasticity of supply is usually larger in long run. More flexible.

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The question was to list the factors that make demand for a good more elastic.

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These are the factors.

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In class we looked at deadweight lose and sex workers.

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Pollution.

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Min wages and a few tips for the test this week.

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Looked at poachers and rhinos. Farm a little of the rhinos horn every year - it grows back and helps increase the supply so price is lower and less likely to rhinos to be killed.

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Tax and the affect it has on supply

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Different prices of corn - 5, 4, 3. elastic - 10, 13, 18 demand. inelastic - 10, 11, 12.

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A landscape. No life drawing this week.

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Going against the flow. More enter market increasing supply.

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Cyclical Patterns. There is an increase of supply in market due to more entering. Price is going to drop.

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March meeting for Digital realities Hamilton meetup. Red Crater Software did a talk on the Microsoft Hololense.

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econ100 tut 3. The Efficiently of competitive markets. Consumer/producer surplus

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Human kidney market. The supply at zero dollars is not none.

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Life Drawing. Mia color layer.

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Life Drawing. Mia. Portrait and upper body. Tattoos.

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sketching. Several portraits, focusing on the hair

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Why competitive markets maximise welfare.

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15 min pose. This was a back pose for me so I ended up drawing the flight switch on the wall.

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Another back pose. This time I got a bit of her face.

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Longer 30 min pose. Mia reading.

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Side view but Mia looking away.

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Elasticity. Looking at the different types.

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More on elasticity.

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sketch.

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character doodles.

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consumer and producer surplus graphs with character sketches around the page.

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pricechange