What's Cheese Up To These Days?


Status: Release candidate

URL: https://github.com/Cheeseness/Desurium/

Source Available: GPL3

Involvement: November 2011 to October 2013

Desurium is the Free/Open Source continuation of the Desura client after its source release in 2011.

I resigned from this project in October 2013 when after Desura was purchased by Linden Lab, it became clear that a licence change and contributor agreement would be imposed on the project (with any non-compliant contributions removed), ignoring objections raised by the development community.

  • Implemented "Desubot" mascot
  • Write of release notes and announcements
  • Participate in development discussion
  • Maintenance of the Desurum group
  • Liaise with Desura employees


Status: Internal use

dvdCat is a PHP/MySQL based library management system created to track and tag video collections. I'm yet to release dvdCat to the world.

  • Ongoing development
  • UI design


Status: Finished, no longer developed

imageCat is a JSP/MySQL based library management system created to track, tag and rate image collections. I wrote imageCat to help manage and share my growing photo library, but eventually outgrew it and now use a combination of Flickr and digiKam to fill its role.

  • Ongoing development
  • UI design
  • Logo design

Judo Competition Management Software

Status: Finished, no longer developed

In 2005, Tasmania hosted the Australian National Judo Championships. Through ties with the Judo Federation of Australia (Tasmania) that arose from a student project, myself and a team of three others wrote and provided an automated competition management system in Java to operate as an alternative to the then-current pen and paper system.

In addition to supporting and assisting the broader team, I designed and developed a back-of-house management tool to import competitor details, create tiered 'bout' lists based on weight divisions, and queue bouts from multiple divisions at multiple 'mats' ordered to give competitors adequate rest between bouts. This tool also interfaced with concurrently developed scoring software to process bout results and generate final bouts, and provided flexibility for queue ordering customisation.

  • Development of competitor management and bout queing tool
  • Database design
  • Website development (no longer online)

Unannounced Music/Audio Application

Status: Unreleased, hiatus

I have been prototyping a music oriented audio processing application which I hope to launch on mobile and desktop platforms. This project has been on hold since mid 2012.

  • Initial prototyping
  • Ongoing development