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Contract for Online Access

Friday, January 10 2014 random

When it comes to online access for my kids (currently aged 13 and 11), the challenge is to find an appropriate balance between safety and access.

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A story about Magic

Saturday, December 10 2011 random

Quite by chance, today I stumbled across a story that was old back in my university days, a story about a PDP-10, a hacker, and a magic switch.

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Windows Phone 7 vs Z88

Tuesday, September 27 2011 random

I’ve just acquired a new phone - an LG C900k Windows Phone 7 device. It’s awesome and I’m having a lot of fun with it. It’s not the only mobile computing device I have, just the newest, so I thought a comparative review was in order between it and the oldest mobile computing device I have, my Cambridge Z88.

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Lessons learnt at TechEd

Tuesday, September 06 2011 random

After my recent presentation at the recent Tech Ed conference in Auckland, I’ve spent a little time reflecting on the feedback received and identifying some lessons learnt. I thought that blogging these might prove useful for others as they work towards their conference debut.

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StackOverflow and Clay Shirky

Friday, December 03 2010 random

Clay Shirky’s TED Talk How cognitive surplus will change the world, published on ted.com in June 2010 talks about a trillion hours of available thinking time that is now available every year, and how this cognitive surplus might change the world.

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Thanks to the Palmy .NET User Group

Tuesday, November 16 2010 random

Many thanks to Colin and the Palmerston North .NET User Group for hosting my presentation last night. Based on the conversations after my talk, it seems you enjoyed my presentation and that most of you had something useful to take away.

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Gadget Envy

Saturday, May 15 2010 random

So, here I am, suffering gadget envy. Half the team at work has iPhones - the things seem to be like some kind of disease. Every time I turn around someone else has one. What with the iPad, the rumoured new HP slate, netbooks of all kinds (including netbooks based on Windows CE) and the allure of Windows Phone 7 Series, I’m overwhelmed with an excess of choices.

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A Regular Expression Bug

Monday, December 14 2009 random

Several years ago, I specialized in Delphi software development.

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Google's new Language

Friday, November 13 2009 random

So, Google’s got a new language - “Go” which seems pretty cool.

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Older posts

TechEd New Zealand 2009  19 Sep 2009
An Architects Life  26 Aug 2009
Monitoring by Ear  18 Jul 2009
PhpMyAdmin and the White Screen of Death  12 Jul 2009
The Pragmatic Programmers have a Magazine  06 Jul 2009
Quote of the Day  14 Jun 2009
First Impressions of Google Wave  06 Jun 2009
Unscary Code  19 Mar 2009
Scary Code  18 Mar 2009
Real World Information Modelling: Naming  15 Mar 2009
Is that an Ad?  18 Feb 2009
Listening time  12 Feb 2009
Drupal APIs  07 Feb 2009
Swiss SRP  28 Jan 2009
A Nice Round Number  21 Dec 2008
A Server out of Space  18 Nov 2008
Foundations of Programming  08 Oct 2008
New Zealand TechEd 2008  13 Sep 2008
Outcome Based Thinking  12 Aug 2008
Inversion of Control  28 Jul 2008
Software Development Meme  19 Jul 2008
Continuous Integration with TeamCity  11 Jun 2008
Creative Passion  06 Jun 2008
Comfortable Clothes  24 May 2008
The end of Delphi?  13 May 2008
The End of an Era  10 Apr 2008
Endurance  19 Mar 2006
Measure of Thought  30 Jun 2004