Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Joined Silverstripe Board

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Last month I was honoured to join Silverstripe as a director. Silverstripe makes an open source Content Management System backed by Sapphire, an elegant PHP framework, builds websites for NZ and international customers, and has a new performance monitoring product that's rapidly gaining traction. I was on their ...

Nine to Noon: 8 April 2010

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

You can listen to my Nine to Noon emerging technology slot from 8 April 2010 in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis formats. The links for the show appear below, followed by some notes I wrote beforehand to figure out what I thought and how to explain things like network neutrality. ...

NZ Doing Good in ACTA Negotiation

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is an agreement between countries around IP rights and enforcement. The negotiations have been happening in secret, with every country saying "well, we'd love to reveal what we're talking about but those other countries just won't let us". Fortunately there have been leaks, ...

Community Management Workshop

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

I attended a workshop on community management at Webstock, and at the end asked the attendees to write down some words of wisdom for a new community manager, maybe something they wish they'd been told or something they learned at the workshop. Here's their collected advice: Networking is important—often there ...

Media 7: Social Media

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

I had a good time a few weeks ago with Russell Brown, Vaughn Davis, and Ms Behaviour talking about social media on the Media 7 show. You can watch it online.

NZICT Near Future Digital Priorities Paper

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

NZICT is an industry lobby group, representing the NZ ICT industry (software, hardware, services, networks, education, and training). They've just released a "Near Future Digital Priorities" paper. Here are my first thoughts. First, I have to applaud the industry getting together to try and figure out how it can ...

Telecom Encouraging Uploads

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Citing growth in photo-sharing and social media sites, Telecom have announced they won't charge for upstream traffic. That is to say, upload photos and movies all you like until the end of January when such traffic counts again toward your monthly bill. I've long believed that symmetric bandwidth ...

Libraries, Health, and Internet

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Not the solution to the world's problems, just my agenda this week. Mon-Wed was in Christchurch for the LIANZA conference. Wednesday night, a HISAC dinner. Thursday is a HISAC meeting, the last with the current membership. Friday is an InternetNZ council meeting.

Nine to Noon: 12 August 2009

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

I went through two telephones in this Colorado house and neither of them could hold onto the call. Now that's frustrating! Here's what I was going to speak about: I will talk about recent American software company acquisitions and what it tells us about the economy and the future ...

Nine to Noon: 16 July 2009

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Listen to my 16 July 2009 appearance on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon show. I spoke about Science Foo Camp which was at the Google campus last weekend: discovering new science from huge amounts of data, hormonal traders, personal genomics, and open publishing. Below are my notes. I will ...