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Rob England
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Attended Victoria University of Wellington
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In a few decades time we'll look back wistfully at when the Yanks ruled the world.
Unless China suddenly gets democracy in the meantime, which is entirely possible with their rising prosperity
China is pushing to rewrite the rules of the global Internet, aiming to control online discourse and reduce U.S. influence.
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Don't focus too much on what went right; there's more to learn in where DevOps deployments go wrong
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Some valid points.
Finding a balance between exploration and management 
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Some excellent points.
Also excellent definition of DevOps:
DevOps is defined as “a movement to deliver software more effectively by emphasizing collaboration, communication, and integration across different teams (Dev, QA, Ops) in an IT organization,” says Nham.

Or as Chin put it, “DevOps is complimentary to the Agile software development process, as it extends and completes the continuous integration and release process by ensuring the code is production ready and providing value to the business customer.”

Development and Operations, also known as DevOps, is a trending new IT development that government agencies are putting into practice to make the production of IT faster and more efficient. But implementing DevOps isn’t as easy as it sounds, and neither is defining it. In yesterday’s online training: DevOps: The Dos and Don’ts for Success... Read more »
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Our two “dis-integrated circuit” kits are the Three Fives Discrete 555 Timer, and the XL741 Discrete Op-Amp. These two kits are functional, transistor-level replicas of the original NE555 and μA741 (respectively), which are two of the most popular integrated circuits of all time.
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This.
You can't crush the underclass forever.
The Real American Revolution is only a matter of time.
 
Scary if true.
More people were killed by American police in just the last three days than were killed in 2014 in Germany, England, Spain, Switzerland, and Iceland -- combined.
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Fast application deployment may seem at odds with robust security practices, which often take a go-slow approach to new or changed applications in order to verify that the applications are safe before letting them touch live data or business networks — or be exposed to the Internet or customers.
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Education
  • Victoria University of Wellington
    Operations Research
  • Massey University
    Adult Education
  • University of Canterbury
    Electrical Engineering
  • University of Otago
    Engineering intermediate
  • Bayfield High School
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Robin England
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IT commentator, consultant, author, "The IT Skeptic"
Introduction
I'm an independent IT management consultant and commentator based in Wellington, New Zealand. I'm an internationally-recognised thought leader in IT Service Management (ITSM). I'm a published author of several books and many articles, best known for my controversial blog and alter-ego, the IT Skeptic (blog, Google+). 

Awarded itSMF New Zealand's inaugural ITSM Champion for 2011. 
Best speaker  itSMF New Zealand national conference 2011. 
Credited in the acknowledgments as a contributor to the 2011 edition of the ITIL core book Service Strategy.  
The IT Skeptic won the popular vote for best "IT consultant and analyst" blog in the UK Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards 2010

I'm an IT Certified Professional (ITCP).  

I'm a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, the IT Service Management Forum, the NZ Institute of IT Professionals (an accredited Member), and the NZ Skeptics.

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I buy and sell books, toys, cars & houses online. My business, mail, docs & photos are in the cloud. My virtual friends outnumber the real. I G+ and email my son in the next room. I don't use Facebook.  I've had more houses in Minecraft and Second Life than I have in the real world.  OMG I'm a 21stC digital boy
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IT consultant and commentator, author
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Writer, Speaker, Consultant. Content creation, provocateur, advice, improvement, behavioural change, process design, training.
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  • Two Hills Ltd
    IT consultant, commentator, author, 2006 - present
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Porirua, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia - Christchurch, New Zealand - Hong Kong - Sydney, Australia - Dunedin, New Zealand - Invercargill, New Zealand - Waitomo, New Zealand - Waitangi, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand
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