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John Curtis (vrtual)
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Jeremy Bright from Grabb Photography has the biggest selfie stick in the business.
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Yes, we've hit 70 days waiting for +Chorus NZ to install UFB to my office in the Taupo CBD with no official ETA given for completion.

Keep an eye on my count-up timer: http://kloud.co.nz/

#chorus   #ufb   #taupo  
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+Josiah Spackman They said there was yet another crew coming to do that "by the 27th"
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Fire up your VPN kiwis. They don't want us to see this. Except it was on Comedy Central last night... [edit] except Comedy Central NZ didn't end up screening it! Despite promoting it! Bastards!
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Where will we find sanity and insightfulness on US politics now Jon Stewart has left the +The Daily Show​ ?

I've been hooked on that show since I spent some months in the US around Obama's election in 2008.

Maybe +The Guardian​ will stand up :-) at least this article notes Huckabee is a lunatic, and who could disagree...

"The purpose of the armed services, Huckabee said in his pitch to become commander-in-chief of the United States, was in fact to “kill people and break things”, not “to transform the culture by trying out some ideas that some people think would make us a different country and more diverse”.
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More evidence the accounting industry is a dinosaur in need of an overhaul. +beany.biz (for whom I'm CTO) is an online accounting firm predominantly staffed by women, including our awesome CEO. I for one welcome our female overlords and stand for them being paid appropriately!

#accounting   #accountingsoftware  
 
Not in beany! Gender pay gap widening in NZ accounting industry: http://buff.ly/1SKpa3C via Stuff.co.nz News
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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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At the Taupo Business Awards. Look at all these beautiful people!

Here with +beany.biz - Online Accountants​ as finalists in this year's awards.
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Wow... just... wow. Wonder if I can still score crew rates on this :-)
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It's taken a while but we're finally making progress on getting fibre internet installed into my new coworking space - Kloud Collective.

Very happy about this development.
 
They're busy outside getting my fibre installed.
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Good article covering all the benefits of Chromebooks in schools, but read your business instead of school and they pretty much all apply too.

To highlight one area - theft. You won't lose any docs, your data is secure, the laptop costs relatively little, they can be remotely disabled by the admin rendering them useless to the theif.

I continue to lead horses to this water.

#chromebook #school

 
My thoughts on why a Chromebook is a good choice for school work, how to make your decision, and, finally, in a gallery, my pick of the best Chromebooks today for the classroom.
Chromebooks are cheap, fast, secure, and work well. Really, what more do you need for your classroom computer?
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I'm a HUGE fan of Chromeboks, they're so nice in so many ways! Both for at home, school and at work!
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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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Software developer / cloud services expert
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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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reviewed a month ago
Beautiful fish dishes. Crazy busy at lunch. Pricey but very good.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Friendly staff, cool shop. Had a lovely caesar salad - offered with anchovies and free-range chicken. Coffee was excellent too!
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