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Here's what's new at +Beany.com - Accounting Reimagined. CEO Sue de Bievre writes in Idealog with thoughts on small data and its relevance for small business.
 
Making a case for Small Data. We all hear about how big data is powering the world, but as you launch your small business rocket to the moon, let’s understand the small changes that count. Beany CEO Sue de Bievre writing in Idealog this month.

http://idealog.co.nz/tech/2016/04/importance-thinking-small-aka-how-much-use-big-data-small-business
'Big data' has hit the headlines over the last few years, as we increase our understanding of how it can impact on our lives. Big data is the accumulation of ...
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Liner notes on +Google Music are notoriously useless (read mostly missing entirely), but surely they're just taking the piss now. Seriously guys... tell me something about the band, something about the album. Give me something to work with here.


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Many of you know I'm the CTO / Software developer for Beany. For anyone who has tried to visit Beany in person, you'll find us all hard at work, but nowhere to be seen. We embrace the lifestyle of a "virtual business" and we have staff scattered around the country. Here's a great article posted in Idealog Magazine from Beany CEO Sue de Bievre for about what it's like working in a remote team.

http://idealog.co.nz/workplace/2016/02/virtually-here-virtues-and-vices-remote-employees
We’re all aware of the trend to move away from the traditional office to a virtual space and this phenomenon looks set to continue. But just how does the move ...
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I saw this tech a year ago somewhere but didn't know it was in Kindle til I went exploring menus. It feels like the book is playing into your head like a movie. I don't know how fast I normally read but... This is quite easy and trippy.

I read 467 wpm with #Kindle and #WordRunner. How fast can you read?
http://amzn.to/1IXK5Z5
Online shopping for Word Runner from a great selection at Kindle Store Store.
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I did a speed reading course many years ago, and a test they gave us showed comprehension was better at those rates than "reading aloud in your head" style. It certainly doesn't lack in depth and enjoyment. Though it's hard to watch the cricket at the same time.
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Have had great fun with this in the weekend. It generates a stereoscopic panorama by simply twirling around (slowly) with your phone's camera. Plus it records audio while you do it which is neat to hear birds chirping in the park while you're watching it back agian.

The kids loved the ones I shot inside the house. It looks so real they freak out when they take the headset away and find they're standing in the same room but looking in the wrong direction!

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Mahé Drysdale is tall. And he spoke at the BA5 event last night up at the Opus office in Taupo to a packed house. Lovely bloke, great event. Thanks to everyone who put that together.
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OK, got this stoopid badge. Can I please stop playing this game now, or should I seek professional help?! #ingress
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Well done +John Curtis

I am professional, I can help. 
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Beany.com is up!

Major rebranding exercise complete! Beany.com went live last night.
Same great service, now moved from beany.biz --> beany.com.
 
New Zealand's only true online accounting firm has rebranded as "beany.com".

Check us out!
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How other atheists, more notable than myself, enjoy Christmas.

Finally catching up on my +Pocket​ reading!
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Yeah I had similar questions too, plus others such as: how the heck can God be big enough to fill the universe, yet small enough to fit in my heart? And: God was lonely so He created Adam and Eve so He could have children (seriously?!). Not to mention the Trinity. That one really doesn't make sense.

I didn't (and still don't) like the Protestant idea that basically if you just believe Jesus exists, you're good to go. Nonsense. Why should Christ have to suffer unimaginable agony, while I simply wear a cross and say "ta muchly"?

I'll take the (backhanded) compliment implied in your last sentence, thanks 😀 and sure - I'll ping you in HO.
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I grew up in a house surrounded by art of all types. It makes a place feel warm and inviting; gives you something to stare at, think about. I must have a secret yearning to start an art gallery! So pleased to have these fantastic local artists exhibiting their work at Kloud Collective co-working space.

Much thanks to Maggie Dawson, Sally-Ann Davies, Jennifer Cook-Battersby and Jeremy Bright from Grabb photography.
 
There's fabulous art adorning the walls at Kloud Collective. Big thanks to the following artists who are exhibiting their work. Maggie Dawson, Sally-Ann Davies, Jennifer Cook-Battersby and Jeremy Bright from Grabb Photography.
Come up and take a look around!

#Taupo #Artists #Art
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Beats the stupid yule log videos. Very relaxing. Well done. 45 minutes watching Nick Offerman drink Lagavulin quietly by the fire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS-ErOKpO4E
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+David Edgar I have an idea... Stand by.
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    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! 
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
A landmark Taupo establishment. Cosy bar in winter and sunny courtyard for summer (or crisp winter days!). Restaurant is consistently good.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Beautiful food, lovely presentation and such warm service. Made for a memorable evening. Thank you!
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Great staff. Cheaper than Z.
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reviewed a year ago
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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!
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Beautiful fish dishes. Crazy busy at lunch. Pricey but very good.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Friendly staff, cool shop. Had a lovely caesar salad - offered with anchovies and free-range chicken. Coffee was excellent too!
Public - 2 years ago
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