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Roland Turner
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Request for help: need to borrow ~6 WiFi routers for FOSSASIA, any type.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1679829282297568/permalink/1691362214477608/
Mar 18 at 9:00 AM to Mar 20 at 6:00 PM in UTC+08. pin. Show Map. Hide Map. Science Center Singapore,15 Science Centre Rd, 609081 Singapore. Report. Get Directions · ticket. Find Tickets. Tickets Available. www.eventnook.com · English (US) · 中文(简体) · Bahasa Indonesia · 日本語 · ภาษาไทย ...
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A Conversation with a Lamp Post
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- Venue ‪#‎HackerspaceSG‬ : a lamp post
- Roland: not a lamp post

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- An SMS conversation at 8514 8312
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Roland: Hello venue #HackerspaceSG

HackerspaceSG: Good morning. Thanks for waking me up, you're the first person I've spoken to. How would you use technology to make Singapore a better place?

Roland: Automate all work performed by foreign labourers.

HackerspaceSG: I see. Someone told a friend "I would use technology to message and that makes singaporean a better place" Tell me this: Would you wear smart-goggles that showed you the price of everything? (not just things for sale)

Roland: No. That would be very distracting.

HackerspaceSG: Interesting. Someone told a friend "Even other people's clothes?" Tell me this: How would you describe the people of Singapore?

Roland: Industrious

HackerspaceSG: Right. Someone told a friend "We are generally well-behaved and adventurous. Some of us are boring and some of us are creative." I love talking to people, but I need to think about what you told me. Come back soon!

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http://festivaloftech.sg/ ‪#‎futsg‬ ‪#‎festoftech‬
Originally posted at http://rolandturner.com/2015/10/15/conversation-lamp-post
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I've finally gotten around to setting up a monthly automatic gift. I'm going to guess that most of my friends use Wikipedia less frequently than I do, but it's probably worth considering.
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Come along and help HackerspaceSG plan our 5th birthday celebrations!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1492880264327975/
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Things I'd Want to Know if I were 20 Today. Roland Turner 28 Aug 2014. This post is an elaboration of a presentation that I gave at INTERNalize on August 16. TL,DR: Health and adaptability are the highest priorities I'd be suggesting to myself if I were 20 years old at present.
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#ISEE3 passed the moon ~12h ago. It's last course-adjustment was in 1987. This is exactly #rocketscience . #awe
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Google's epic Beethoven doodle.

Also: Star Wars VII released on Beethoven's 245th "birthday"; coincidence?

(It's the anniversary of his christening. His birthday is not known.)
Help Beethoven arrange his masterpieces in today’s #GoogleDoodle
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I struggled to find an appropriate image to attach to my "Happy birthday Singapore!" post but settled on the Marina Barrage, not because it represents every relevant thing but because it is a stand-out example of a handful of things that Singapore has demonstrated the capacity to do particularly ...
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For updates to SARTS' list of amateur radio dealers in Singapore. http://sarts.proboards.com/thread/98/amateur-radio-equipment-dealers-singapore
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It is an intriguing piece of architecture, particularly as it houses Singapore's Supreme Court.
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For the amusement of several persons, a slightly rambling discussion on sensor networks, Hackerspaces, etc.

http://live.webuild.sg/023-roland-turner/
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Introduction
(http://rolandturner.com/about)

I'm an Aussie living in Singapore. My interests are pretty broad, but include:

Technology
  • I am Labs Director at TrustSphere where I explore new applications of the company's technology.
  • I've made something of a habit of involving myself in the founding of technical-community organisations:
    • ProgSoc, which is now older than most of its members (!)
    • APANA's Sydney chapter, which has had the good fortune to suceed in making itself obselete by virtue of the problem that it was created to solve ceasing to exist
    • HackerspaceSG, which is alive and well
  • Java and C
  • Email transport, Virtualisation and "Cloud"
  • 3D printing
Dance
  • Modern Jive, Salsa, Bachata, ... since about 2000. I was even persuaded to perform and compete a few times in 2009/2010, but now just dance socially.
Outdoors Economics
  • An abiding interest since high-school which currently manifests itself as an occasional blog post.

Education
  • UTS
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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Engineer
Employment
  • TrustSphere
    Director, Labs, present
  • IBM
  • Exotech
  • Todaytech
  • Discreet
  • Integra
  • CounterSnipe
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Currently
Singapore
Previously
Sydney - Montreal - Berlin - Frankfurt - Reading, UK - London