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Thought provoking article by Eric Steuer​​ at Wired. Would you tip a musician or band as you listened to them? I probably would. I was remembering I used to have a budget each month for buying new CDs, and now I listen to way more music for a tiny fraction of the expense.

Even for $10 an album you'd have to listen to it literally 100 times before the artist got paid that via a streaming service (correct me if I'm wrong). Sometimes a $1 or $2 for a really great moment with a piece of music, direct from your phone to the artist would be good for the soul. And the artist.

#music #streaming #musician
Apple Music and other streaming music services should take a cue from mobile payment systems like Square and let users offer tips.
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Tipping is a bad idea - it opens up two things:
1) That it is ok to pay people too little for them to live on/less than they deserve.

2) It pressures people to tip, in which case it's no longer a tip.
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Bloody brilliant. And sad. And funny. And scary. .. In a pool, on a pickup truck, on an aircraft carrier in a tear rolling down the face of...
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"I'll go without food, budget down to the penny..."
Meanwhile kid is sipping on a fast-food disposable drink at the 3:30 mark :P
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Nothing better than getting into a hairy box on a Friday afternoon. Taupo local +Lakeman Brewing Co certainly has the packaging down! Hairy Hop IPA for the win!

#beer   #craftbeer  
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Craft beer everywhere. Great to see.
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+beany.biz continue with part 2 of "business structures".

If you're new to business or thinking of starting your own that's great! Read these! Get good advice and make a solid start.
 
Insurance, ACC, student loans - see what else you need to consider when deciding on your business structure in our blog "Business Structures Part 2 – Extra Things To Think About" http://buff.ly/1CTGma3
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Told you something big was happening.

It's the new co-working space I'm opening in Taupo!
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It's great when a plan comes together....
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"When you're bored of augmented reality, you're bored of life.".

Stupid secret-picture-taking meddling kids! Why I oughta...
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Just watched Austin to Boston on Netflix. Great doco of a music road trip. Makes me pine for doing the same. Great bands / artists including +Ben Howard​, +The Staves​. Produced by +Communion Music​.

Great job guys.
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OK, I was intrigued when parenting questions started showing up alongside MongoDB questions on StackExchange.

Why is my server broken and my 2 year old's fingers are covered in jam?

Sounds like the perfect forum now.
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My helpful summary of Web / SEO Company spam.

#html   #css   #php   #ruby  
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those rodents are taking illegal pharmaceuticals
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And we're up! Here's the listing on SharedSpace.co.nz

#Coworking #Taupo.
Co-working comes to Taupo! Office space for daily or long term use.
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+John Curtis please do! we haz coffee machine :) Oh, and portals :-)
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Nice post from +beany.biz  on company structures

I swear by having a Limited Liability company (Ltd) as it makes a really clear distinction between my income and my company's income. But this guide explains the pros and cons of each business type. 

Plus they're offering a free consultation to work out what's best for you.
Making the right decision regarding your business structure can save you money and aggravation. Do you suit sole trader, partnership, or company?
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Big things are afoot at a secret location in the Taupo CBD...
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Thanks +Victoria Maclennan - that's already planned! Have seen it put to great use elsewhere too.
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Software engineering (Python, Java, Javascript, HTML5), Google Apps & Vend & WorkflowMax deployment.
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  • Kloud
    Director, 2011 - present
  • Weta Digital
    Motion capture pipeline architect, 2002 - 2012
  • Stimulus NZ Ltd
    Director, 1994 - 1997
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This is one of my favourite lunch spots in Taupo. Feels like someone has just cooked you a home made Thai meal. So good! 
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A landmark Taupo establishment. Cosy bar in winter and sunny courtyard for summer (or crisp winter days!). Restaurant is consistently good.
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Beautiful food, lovely presentation and such warm service. Made for a memorable evening. Thank you!
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Great staff. Cheaper than Z.
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Simple and easy to use. So much easier than dealing with traditional accountants as all my information is online in one place. Great customer support too!
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Beautiful fish dishes. Crazy busy at lunch. Pricey but very good.
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Friendly staff, cool shop. Had a lovely caesar salad - offered with anchovies and free-range chicken. Coffee was excellent too!
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