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John Curtis (vrtual)
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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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I love songs that make you think - work can wait!

Turn off this song
Go outside
Find someone to love
You can listen to it later...
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Nice to hear I'm the stuff of legend in Texas. 

OK, so I'm prone to exaggeration, but this just in from my friend in Austin... 

#Ingress  
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even i heard about this from outside of texas, from my texas pals.
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Great article on VR for kids - my kids are taking to it as naturally as the kids in the article.

If you haven't got a "Cardboard" rig for your phone yet, seriously, go get one. Heaps of fun and a cheap way to get into immersive content. I ordered an EVA foam set (a little more upmarket than a pizza-box) and it cost all of $30. Cardboard ones start about US$10 each.

The app they're talking about is Orbulus - it has a bunch of photospheres, and a "museum tour" which lets you move from room to room. They're static photospheres, not movies, but great just to stand there and look around.

Found a cool game for Cardboard (on Android) the other day - SwivelGun - shoot cannon balls from a roller coaster!

Cardboard is now available for iOS, so no excuses for the Apple dinosaurs to get on board too!
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They're very cool, love mine, can't wait to see all the amazing stuff Google brings for it after watching the Google IO 2015 Keynote!!
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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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+Bill Ryder Yeah like that'll happen. Hitler feels our pain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3bveYrlrlI
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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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Good to know. A list of what you can claim for your business expenses, and under what circumstances. From my cloud accountants!
Our Claimable Expenses Fact Guide outlines what exactly is a claimable expense. In short, any expense which helps you earn money is claimable.
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My company +beany.biz  is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Auckland Startup Weekend coming up this weekend!

Our fearless CEO Sue de Bievre is also mentoring. It's rumoured we're doing ridiculous specials on our annual accounts package for attendees, but I've said too much already...
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Great article if you ever need to describe what #Ingress  is to somebody.

Why does Ingress on a heads-up car windscreen display sound like such a good and bad idea at the same time?!

http://mic.com/articles/119366/one-million-people-around-you-are-playing-an-alternate-reality-game-you-can-t-see
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A local café's music system running off their guest WiFi network awoke the inner hacker in me.

Hijacked their "generic coffee mum" music stream with some more interesting content for my morning cuppa.

(The app is BubbleUPnP)

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Hax!
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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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  • University of Waikato
    Plant Phys + Com Sci
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  • Sky Force 2014
  • Monument Valley
  • Trials Frontier
  • Bonza Word Puzzle
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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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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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