Four excellent years come to a close. Thanks!
hubot, is example.org ssl ok?
John Key came to Dunedin, what did he watch here?
Whoops, I forgot to write this post. Where are those notes?
Now I'm concerned about small critter privacy issues.
It's been a while since I wrote one of these.
Got a device to manage the devices.
WTF, now I'm learning Mandarin?
Let's engage people in the flag referendum by putting the options on display.
A submission on online voting, which Dunedin City considered trialling in next year's local elections.
Did a quick show & tell of Archimedes at Drupal Dunedin & Wellington, here are some notes / links.
Our GovHack entry won some awards and nice words too.
Tiddly up and running with the Wifi device you have handy.
Excited! We've been invited to the awards ceremony.
The foolish man built his house upon the sand.
That didn't look like a representative sample to me.
Take the legislation, make a conversation.
My experience of GovHack NZ 2015.
There was a lot of rain, and it flooded. Parts of Dunedin were not built for this - reclaimed swampland wants to be swamp once more.
When you have Drupal sites you have Drupal updates, and if you have update notification emails turned on then you’ll have lots of notices in your INBOX too.
A very small observation about interface.
Hi 2015! I’ve got plans for you.
It’s the start of 2015 and I figured why not follow on from the year in reviews offered everywhere with my own. Hi! I’m writing this for my own reflection mo...
I’ve been reflecting on work lately. I enjoy the team I work with, the crews we collaborate with and our clients who are all pretty damn good people. But I f...
Lately I’ve been studying my task focus, and noticing which activities are “interruptive” in the sense that they break the flow of productive work. Number on...
Here’s what it says about me, based on being fed a randomly handy post from this here blog.
A couple of weeks ago I got to try out Speedcurve, which has just launched today.
I know it’s pretty old news, but I just have to say that as someone who’s messed around with hosts files and apache configs for some years now, I’m freaking ...
I’m not bored of this yet. I’m just getting started. Trying WebPageTest.org this time to compare results - it isn’t quite as pretty but I think it’s more det...
With greater awareness of the visibility of email content and traffic, I got wondering whether any NZ elected representatives had published PGP keys in order...
It’s Friday night, I’m delighted. Home and quiet, the fire warms the room, it’s midwinter cold outside. About a month ago I started working for Fuzion, run b...
A second survey, to follow the first unscientific survey of NZ political sites. On the eve of the Ikiroa-Rawhiti by-election no less.
The lads got invited onto the flight deck of NZ673 by the burser, and met Arjen the pilot.
As of this evening I have an idea in my head for a cheesy design. It’s the Windows DEFRAG.EXE block rearrangement, which I might throw together in JS to deco...
Homepages only, really just a speed index via Pingdom’s excellent Full Page Test. I look forward to reviewing this in a few months’ time. Sites are ordered b...
The last few weeks I’ve been working for the NZ Green Party on an update to their CiviCRM DB. I expect a bit of suffering in any CiviCRM upgrade, and I wasn’...
Tim Gummer asked me to look at a template tweak for Natural Areas a few days ago - they wanted to display a little extra contact info (membership type, statu...
For the last several years I’ve been rigging websites largely for NGOs and dot-orgs who are campaign focussed - typically political or non-govt, and as often...
CiviCRM blows me away. I love the people who use it and the development team, but I kind of hate the codebase. It’s insane that I’ve been working with it as ...