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Rob England
Works at Two Hills Ltd
Attended Victoria University of Wellington
Lives in Porirua, New Zealand
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Denmark has no national holiday. Every day is a national holiday when you enjoy the highest quality of life in the world.
As Americans prepare to shoot off fireworks on July 4, let's take a look at how other nations celebrate their holiday equivalents.
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The word that comes to mind with Led Zepp is "lurching". Must be one of the most shambolic mega bands ever.
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This is brilliant. Send it to any school teachers you know 
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I've mentioned this before but it still blows me away:
How does a dog develop a vocabulary of about 40 words?
Where does the ability to recognise language come from in an animal that doesn't use language?
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Harvey Norman's (big household goods store) customer database uses home phone number as unique identifier.
Like nobody ever moves home.

I have to remember my phone number from two houses ago. And they can't ring me at home because they can't update the field.

What a spectacular #fail
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It detects stupidity
When Baghdad bought tens of millions of dollars’ worth of British-made A.D.E. 651s, advertised as a foolproof bomb detector, the Iraqi government thought it would be saving countless lives. But the devices were laughable—based on a toy—and in the end have led to many deaths. Iraq is not the only country that has been fooled.
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I have an awful feeling this isn't satire
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Stats is hard
 
Cancer death rates will continue to decline in the United States through 2020, including death rates from some of the leading cancers in both men and women, a new study says.
Cancer death rates will continue to decline in the United States through 2020, including death rates from some of the leading cancers in both men and women, a new study says.
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I'm meditating a lot 
Wally: Do you mind if I take Steve Jobs' advice and practice meditation and mindfulness? Science says meditation can reduce stress and make me more productive. And obviously it worked for Steve Jobs, so there's that. To the untrained eye, it will seem as if I am napping. But in reality, I will be quieting my mind to boost creativity. Boss: Meditate on your own time. Wally: Wow. That just stressed me out and shut down my creative juices. Boss: Jus...
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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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Other names
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.
Employment
  • 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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Helpful, simple, unpretentious, good value.
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