Tomachi Corp has moved to 4 Waikaukau Road in Glen Eden

Come checkout our awesome new Fractal Wood Laser & Lichtenberg Etching Art Gallery, and maybe pickup a nice bit of art during your visit. Open 3 days per week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 2pm until 8pm by appointment only.

How To Find It

Unit 2 is the middle of three buildings. Look out for the "creepy castle" style industrial estate at 4 Waikaukau road. A big sign out the front reads Fit Easy Doors and Kiwi Benchtops. Come down the left hand side, through some pot-holes, past and round the back of unit 2 is near the containers at the end. When you get to the containers, take a right and you should be able to see the stairs up to "flat 3/4" which is round the back of unit 2. My red motorcycle is often parked at the base, and a cherry picker maybe nearby. Ours is the only "outside stairs up to the deck". A water measurement device is at the top of the stairs.

4 Waikaukau road site map and business directory

4 Waikaukau road site map and business directory

How to get 60 FPS 2560x1440 resolution on AOC U2868 in macOS

I wrote this one line script because I was unable to put my AOC monitor back into 60 frames per second mode after enabling 4k.

macOS display preferences make dang near impossible to achieve. First just type in cscreen at the terminal to get the ID of your monitor, in my case 78ca19c6:

cscreen
DisplayID Index Depth Width Height Refresh
78ca19c6 1 32 2560 1440 60
use -h to display all usage options
➜ ~

Then issue the command again, this time with the monitor unique ID and the parameters:

cscreen -d 32 -x 2560 -y 1440 -r 60 -i 78ca19c6
➜ ~

Swap 78ca19c6 for the value of your own monitor.

This will give you the best 60 FPS display performance AFAIk, the resolution known as 2560 x 1440 (QHD/WQHD - Wide Quad High Definition)

Official product page in my part of the world: au.aoc.com/product_5060_U2868PQU_monitor_AUSTRALIA.php

Idea: National, Regional and Amateur Hackathon Teams

Here is a cool idea that could be supported either by government or big business.

Similar to sports teams, a series of leagues are setup, by way of a series of Hackathons in each major city, with the initial outcome of the first match being a regional team of 10 winners for each region or city, say $10,000 each.

Photo: TechCrunch

The next year, do the same thing again, this time generating a 'Regional B Team'. About a month or two later the regional teams could do battle in a remote nationwide Hackathon, to create the national team. The All Green Screens / Call Blacks / All Black Hats or similar. In the time between the matches, the teams and their manager may be able to promote a couple of players from 'Regional B' by swapping an existing player with the new one. Likewise the 'Regional B Team' would have some chance to swap out a couple of players for amateurs who did well in the regional heats.

In the third year, it goes international, by way of the internet, no actual stadium is required. The regional heats are the only Hackathons that have a physical presence. This is because of an interesting trend in Hackathons worldwide.

The national team is encouraged to play in global Hackathons, which we'd own if we are allowed to compete as a team not as individuals:

Making A Living From Professional Hackathons

Makers Against Drought Hackathon
Sponsored by Samsung, this hackathon is designed to help solve California’s water crisis.
Winner: $90,000 cash prize
Finalists: $10,000 cash prize for 10 finalists

GlobalHack IV
This hackathon was sponsored by LockerDome. GlobalHack hackathons often offer large cash prizes.
Winner: $30,000 cash prize
Finalists: $15,000, $5,000 and $5,000 for runners-up

Launch Hackathon
Last year, there were two top prizes of $800,000. This is run as part of the regular Launch startup event. Winning includes some serious business connections.

The Money20/20 Financial Tech Hackathon
This hackathon is geared toward financial, payments, banking or investment-based tech. The grand prize was $20,000 in cash, and it was given to four teams. The $5,000 prize was given to five teams. The pure odds of winning were 9 out of about 155 teams, or a 5.8 percent chance.

RootsTech Hackathon
RootsTech is about promoting the use of family history in a creative way.
1st prize: $20,000 in cash, $25,000 in-kind
2nd prize: $14,000 in cash, $15,000 in-kind
Judge’s choice: $6,000 in cash, $10,000 in-kind
People’s choice: $10,000 in cash

IBM Spark Hackathon
IBM has been sponsoring lots of hackathons to promote their BlueMix cloud platform and Spark investments.
1st prize: $15,000
2nd prize: $7,500
3rd prize: $5,000
Plus various smaller prizes.

List of Hackathons source from Tech Crunch article: https://techcrunch.com/2016/01/24/living-off-hackathons-the-possible-rise-of-the-pro-hacker/