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John Curtis (vrtual)
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What? I'm sorry - I missed the memo that hell had frozen over and Metallica put their albums on streaming services...

Happy with that decision, boys. Thank you.
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Ultra-Fast Broadband launch today in Taupo at Base Backpackers.

Here's Chorus CTO Ewen Powell and MP +Louise Upston waxing lyrical about the benefits to our wee town. A backpackers is the perfect location - so many videos and photographs get uploaded to the world promoting the unique things to do and see in Taupo and now they can do it in style.

Great to have this level of attention from Chorus and ISP DTS. Big shout out to +Brendan Ritchie from DTS for inviting me along.
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Clever analogies - pinball and entrepreneurship!
Video games? Pfffft. Playing old-fashioned pinball can make you a better business owner.
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One of the most amazing things about #SXSW is the breadth and depth and (let's be honest) fame of the presenters.

One can sit directly across from these guys, listen to their stories, their insights and you're left present to their lust for life, and a laser-like focus on what is important to them. It's no accident they got where they are but they remain grounded and human

Here's a snapshot of the folk I've listened to (and in some cases met up close and personal) in the last week from the music world:

  * Adrian Belew 
  * Henry Rollins
  * Snoop Dogg
  * Peter Erskine
  * Robert Trujillo
  * Chuck D

I hate to explain who each of them are, so if you don't know look 'em up. But having access to hear these people first hand and ask questions is both inspiring and challenging and one of the best things about South by Southwest. +SXSW 
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Selfie! Austin!

#Austin  
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Those sunnies are worthy of me! ;)
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I'm seated, ready and waiting... 
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And then there was Level 12

Thanks Austin TX for the gold Explorer and Pioneer badges

Wasn't all beer and skittles to get there though (well not many skittles) as my weekly stats will testify 😃

I should point out all this done on a crappy 2g connection that takes over a minute to fully deploy a portal. Oh the hardship...

#ingress 
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You seen our cool animated ad for beany.biz yet?!
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+Raj Khushal advids! Very happy with the process and the outcome. 
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Getting around to sifting through some of the photos I shot in Austin, Tx during #SXSW 2015.

Shot on a $50 android cheapy phone I got the day I left. Pretty hideous quality but I tarted them up a bit with dodgy effects for your viewing pleasure.
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Reload reload reload....to infinty
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Decided this post looked better with a UFO than a street light.

The sunglasses remain unedited.
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Been loving my Texas bbq, tacos and hot sauce but tonight I kick back with a California cab sauv and pizza before the opening night of #Sxsw music.

Tonight? Natalie Prass. Looking forward to that. 
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  • University of Waikato
    Plant Phys + Com Sci
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Cloud-services evangelist, champion of the SME and (ex-)developer of Motion Capture Pipelines at Weta Digital.
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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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Wellington
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Beautiful fish dishes. Crazy busy at lunch. Pricey but very good.
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Great staff. Cheaper than Z.
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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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