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Greg Baker
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Fireside Chat with Chris Saad, former head of product at Uber
This is a write-up of the fireside chat that Chris Saad gave with the first Sydney Microsoft React cohort. I wrote it up very hastily as he was talking, and in a few places I've regrouped paragraphs and done editing to make it comprehensible to somebody rea...
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My contribution to the Piano Guys' success
Don't listen too closely -- I haven't done any jazz improvisation in nearly 20 years. It kinda shows.
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Cryptocurrency and the Australian Tax Office rules
While I'm on a roll getting quoted on the taxation and technology, the ATO has issued some guidelines around record keeping for cryptocurrencies which are onerous and unnecessary (and thus failing to comply with the taxpayers' charter). Essentially, the tax...
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Software treated strangely by tax laws, part 1 ...
It's tax time, and small-medium enterprises are frantically evaluating what assets they can write off. Eligible assets include things like cars, vans, kitchens, machinery provided they cost less than $20,000. However, the exclusion of one particular asset f...
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What should we do with the Australian economy?
Matt Barrie’s recently wrote a very detailed analysis of the Australian economy which he published on  Medium  and LinkedIn. Summarising his points can’t possibly do an hour-long read justice, but here’s my best attempt: Australia’s ability to create comple...
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Getting your fair share of AWS EC2, VMware, Hyper-V, etc.
One of the problems with virtualised infrastructure -- especially cloud servers -- is that your programs don't always get the CPU time that they need. The CPU time for your application is shared between CPU time given to other virtual machines on the same host...

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Two happy stories about the Australian legal system
Too often we whinge and whine about problems in the legal system. Let me share two stories where the legal system did what it was supposed to. The first is a customer of mine wasn’t paying for work that obviously had been done -- a joint marketing program o...
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Chatbots that get smarter at #AtlassianSummit
I’m in Barcelona at the moment, at AtlasCamp giving a talk about helpdesk chatbots that get smarter. It’s easy to write a dumb chatbot. It’s much harder to write a smart one that responds sensibly to everything you ask it. Some famous examples: if a human m...
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