Archive for October, 2008

Nine to Noon: 30 Oct 2008

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Today I was on the National Radio show Nine To Noon. It was nerve-wracking beforehand, but fun once it started. The podcast of my appearance needs some context: she'd been teasing future segments, which featured a gentleman who took casts of people's bottoms so they could see it; ...

Ode to Auckland

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Auckland Even when I'm well stoned on a tab of LSD or Indian grass, you still look to me like an elephant's arsehole surrounded by blue-black haemorrhoids, The sound of the opening and shutting of bankbooks, The thudding of refrigerator doors, The ripsaw voices of Glen Eden mothers yelling at their children, The chugging noise of masturbation from the bedrooms of the ...

Plone in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

November 7th is World Plone Day, when the Plone community will run outreach events around the world to "promote and educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using Plone in education, government, NGOs, and in business". There will be activities in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Get ...

Two Posts On The Meltdown

Monday, October 13th, 2008

In case you're interested but don't follow O'Reilly Radar, I've recently made a few posts there about the mortgage dramas: Effect of the Depresson on Technology The Connected Economy Torkington's Law

Cybernetics Quotes

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Reading A Curriculum for Cybernetics and Systems Theory, I found some thought-provoking and sometimes inspirational quotes. I've collected them below: "When we try to pick up anything by itself we find it is attached to everything in the universe." — John Muir "I throw a spear into the dark -- that ...

More on the bizdev shortage in NZ

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

James McGlinn emailed me a great reply to my piece on the business cofounder shortage in NZ, and he's finally posted it. You should read it because I agree with everything he says.