perth's skyline

I'm Scott and sjy.id.au is my part of the Internet.

I live in Perth, Western Australia. I studied law and pure mathematics at UWA.

What I've been reading lately

Mathematics Without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

Michael Harris 21% updated on 25 November 2016

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman finished on 15 November 2016

The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka finished on 17 September 2016

On Beauty

Zadie Smith finished on 22 August 2016

Paul Keating

David Day finished on 22 July 2016

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Burton G. Malkiel finished on 28 June 2016

(more...)

programming

Kitesurf Tracker (2014)
Tool for publicly tracking the GPS position of a kitesurfer travelling along the coast of WA.
Tools: CoffeeScript, Python, Flask, SQLite
Campus Map (2013)
Combined Google Maps with a searchable, locally-maintained database of points of interest.
Tools: JavaScript, Google Maps API, jQuery, MySource Matrix, PHP, Apache
Crawley Village (2012)
Database for UWA-owned housing. Integrates with the real estate management software REST Professional and a mailing list. Still used in 2015.
Tools: Python, HTML5, JavaScript, Django, Mailman, nginx

(see more stuff on my GitHub)

law

Case note (2015)
Note published in Brief, September 2015.
Topic: Sims v Chong (advocate's immunity).
Federalism & Treaty Interpretation (2013)
Supervised research for LAWS3347. Dissertation comparing the legislative powers to implement treaties in the US and Australia.
Topics: Australian and American constitutional law, federalism, external affairs power, necessary and proper clause
Mooting submissions (2013)
Used in grand final of UWA's open mooting competition. Submissions opposing an application for judicial review.
Topics: environmental law, administrative law, statutory construction, improper exercise of power, unreasonableness
space-filling curve