Waikato Winter Water Feature

Waikato Winter Water Feature

Aug 02

A black and white still of a water feature in Hamilton, Waikato.

Getting shit done on Windows, part 2.1: being awesome with gVim

Getting shit done on Windows, part 2.1: being awesome with gVim

Aug 01

Right, so you’ve heard about Vim. Those who use Vim refuse to use anything else. And, to be perfectly honest, anything else decidedly lacks awesome. Awesome people use Vim. Even on Windows. Reading Vim tutorials can be scary; they usually start out by telling you that you need to know a bunch of commands before you’re going to get anywhere… and that’s pretty much true....

Hamilton Water Feature

Hamilton Water Feature

Aug 01

A black and white still of a water feature in a Hamilton, Waikato public park.

On awesome, specs and outsourcing

On awesome, specs and outsourcing

Jul 19

Just a quick (er, light-hearted and funny…)  post on awesome, specs and outsourcing…

The most EPIC release night, take three! – Belatedly

The most EPIC release night, take three! – Belatedly

Jul 19

I forgot to post this link at the time… we were busy… with art! And technology! And things! So here it is now, the third instalment in our Epic Release Night Video series.

Waitakere Water

Waitakere Water

Jul 18

A 2 second exposure at a stream on the Auckland City Walk in the Waitakere Ranges

Getting shit done on Windows, Part 1: Make a Mac keyboard useful

Getting shit done on Windows, Part 1: Make a Mac keyboard useful

Jul 11

So I recently (OK, like 6 months ago) acquired a MacBook Pro and it is awesome. As far a portable computers go the hardware is a work of art; there is literally nothing out there at the moment that compares. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view) I can’t make myself like OSX (and I have tried, several times) and so I run Windows 7 on my portable computational...

I welcomed a new member to the Finda team on the Awesome Finda blog…

I welcomed a new member to the Finda team on the Awesome Finda blog…

Jun 10

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the newest member of the Finda development team. The team has been fighting to hire her for the longest time; we were severely lacking in awesome but now that Betty has joined us, we are complete. Betty completes us on a profound level.

How not to start your Friday

How not to start your Friday

May 29

A quick post on the Awesome Finda blog by KevinS outlining how… not to start your Friday. Thankfully, he made this little faux pas the week AFTER launching Yellow Local.

When I said my wife encourages my tech addiction, I meant it!

When I said my wife encourages my tech addiction, I meant it!

May 25

It was my birthday on Monday and my lovely wife surprised me with an awesome stay at a nice five star hotel, The Langham Auckland, which was awesome. What was even more awesome was the present she got me on top of that… See, she knows I sometimes have…trouble deciding to spend money on gadgets, especially so when I can’t see a clear need for it. So my wife helps me out every now...

Dev Zen 0x02: Specs

Dev Zen 0x02: Specs

Apr 28

Always, ALWAYS insist on a written specification. Preferably signed in blood. Hear me now: if you do not, you WILL be sorry.

Glowing Opera House

Glowing Opera House

Apr 18

A shot of the Sydney Opera House at dawn with the sun rising behind it. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Australian Dawn

Australian Dawn

Apr 16

Sunrise over the water in Sydney. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Quote 0x06

Quote 0x06

Apr 15

Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. ”

– Terry Pratchett, Hogfather.

Gutter Depths to Mountain Heights

Gutter Depths to Mountain Heights

Apr 14

So my good friend Marco Broccardo (or as I prefer to call him by his legit street name: MacroB…) has finally decided to start a blog about the crazy shit he used to do and the insane shit he’s doing now. He’s a recovered drug addict that is now trying his damnedest to remove himself from the gene pool by wearing his legs down, from the bottom up. By climbing mountains, walking...