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Dave Lane
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Attended Haverford College
Lived in Montclair, NJ, USA
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Great to see this finally getting the sort of exposure it deserves. Strategies (including those for the Chch rebuild) are generally an expensive waste of time and effort. We need more real strategies that use clear standardised language and can be compared and assessed rigorously. (disclosure: I'm a co-founder of Christchurch-based OpenStrategies Ltd - http://openstrategies.com/ :))
Vague aspirations such as 'protect our coastlines' and 'ensure low levels of obesity' are not actual plans for public services
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I'm embarrassed for the US (my homeland) that it's so backwards with regard to atheism - almost half the population in my new home (New Zealand) is non-believing (atheist, strictly speaking) and less than half is Christian, and the growth of godlessness is accelerating. Thank god for that trend. :)
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Another bit of shameless self-promotion: with the demise of Win XP support, why stick with Microsoft? What have they ever done for you?  Consider a FOSS migration.
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Nice article :-)
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Some shameless self-promotion (and on behalf of the NZOSS - http://nzoss.org.nz)
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Not sure, but a lot of people seem to have bought into it, and are now regretting it.
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Just working on a proposal for some enhancements to NatureWatch (http://naturewatch.org.nz) but am very impressed by how good it is already...  full credit to the iNaturalist development team (http://iNaturalist.org) who initiated the project, and on whose broad coattails we're riding.
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Crikey, if that was second, first must've been unbelievable - you guys were superb!
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The atheist community doesn't generally have access to tax-free status, and large financial collection cachements like most churches do.  It has little to do with moral or ethical disparities, it's about wealth and time as institutions.
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Andrew, you're a champ. Good on you for embracing FOSS and contributing this brilliant tool.
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I reckon this is worth supporting. I also think that crowdsourcing funding is the way we'll be doing a lot of things in future. Now all we need to do is improve the efficiency of micropayment transactions (no more typing in CC numbers).
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Very nice indeed. He's a consumate speaker to be sure. The fact that he's so utterly correct is also refreshing :)
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heh, I suppose so. That should be comforting to all the theists out there. :) Can you please explain to me his ideology, since you've clearly seen through it...
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Some friends of mine rockin' the Jittebug oldschool! Jess and Sarah from Christchurch's Rebel Swing. Impressive routine, and great execution!
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Free Software Advocate, Software Developer, IT Consultant
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  • Catalyst.Net Ltd
    Senior Consultant, 2012 - present
  • Egressive
    Director, 1998 - 2012
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Montclair, NJ, USA - Haverford, PA, USA - Seattle, WA, USA - Christchurch, NZ
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spreading joy and confusion
Introduction
I'm an American who's found a better life in NZ and have become a kiwi (to the extent that's possible for a yank). I have been active in many circles over the years including: free and open source software, Christchurch business, swing dancing scene, local music scene (well, a small part of it), ultimate (frisbee), cycling advocacy, wine/beer/coffee appreciation, social activism, back country tramping, fly fishing crew, aikido, academia, woodworking cadre, self-sufficiency enthusiasts, and backyard politicians.

Most of my extra curricular activities have been (relatively contentedly) curtailed of late due to the demands of a young family.
Bragging rights
I can make that waterdrop sound on my cheek like Cameron in Ferris Buehler's Day Off. Been using Linux (exclusively) since 1994. Danced for money. Done beat boxing on stage. Crazy-flexible (in the physical sense). Really enjoy being a husband (civil union) and papa. Won fairly serious awards in at least 3 totally unrelated fields of endeavour. Serious about living up to my principles. Started my own company so I'd be subject to no one's incompetence other than my own. I spread joy and confusion, but not necessarily in equal measure. I have a lot of energy to contribute to the right causes.
Education
  • Haverford College
    Physics, 1988 - 1992
  • University of Washington
    Mechanical Engineering, 1992 - 1994
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I'm Dave to most, Davey to close friends and family. Some people call me Digger (not an Aussie reference, long story). Others "Danger" for obvious reasons. A few call me "Prime" (another long story). Still others know me as Lightweight (originally an obscure reference to my band, 3kg). Only my mum calls me David.
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