Melbourne Fringe Festival – Unofficial Offline Guide

Melbourne Fringe Festival Unofficial Offline Guide

A couple of weeks back it was time for the Melbourne Fringe Festival again and I was keen to see some shows and there was a heck of a lot of events to go to that it was pretty overwhelming to search through and I had issues with actually looking for events. Thought it would be a good time to learn some Python and use Zurb Foundation.

Source Code available at


Problems I faced when using the Melbourne Fringe Festival website

  • A lot of data 300+ events and with max items per page, there was still 9 pages
  • Searching relied too much of going to the event detail page, and having over 300 events, this would be very time consuming
  • Had to go to event detail page to view:
    • description of event (had to view page in order to find what the event is about: title and subtitle was not enough information)
    • dates
    • prices
    • venue
  • Couldn’t search by budget

Features of the Unofficial Offline Guide

  • Viewing all events on 1 page
  • Show all necessary info on list page (event description, dates, prices, venue)
  • Search by date, category, venue, cost
  • Offline access
  • Should work with lower end phones (pauses between searches)Image



Offline Webapps with HTML5 – slides from GDG Brunei DevFest W

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2 weeks ago I had the opportunity to present a 15 minute technical talk to the GDG Brunei DevFest W organised by GDG Women Brunei.

I pre-recorded a video just in case that the Internet was not cooperative but thankfully the Internet was good.



Source code:

GDG Brunei

Offline Installers

Have you ever started to download an application and after downloading it you realized that what you downloaded wasn’t the application but a downloader application. I’ve always disliked this as it requires an Internet connection and isn’t an installer that I can just pass around to friends. So this post is dedicated to getting those full installers.

Google Chrome: Download page
Basically add “?standalone=1” to the end of the URL of the download page that shows the Terms of Service

Live Essentials: Download page (On the download page, there is a column on the right with a “Try again” button. On pressing this button you will get the full download)

AVG: Download page

  1. On the initial download page, go to the bottom and where you can download the file direct from AVG servers.
  2. On the following page there is a link for the offline version (linked above) which is the complete installer

Skype: Direct Download | Download Page
Instead of the regular installer look for the business version that includes the MSI installer

Java runtime:
Click the “all Java downloads here” link on the Java download page