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Covid-19: Back home again

Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, March 17th, 2020 - 2 comments

As a programmer, I’ve had a lot of experience with working from home for work, last time was about 13 years ago. Yesterday we got shifted to working from home. The toolkit has changed a lot even in the last few years. What is going to be interesting for me is to see how companies disperse their employees out in the same way over this pandemic – that will be a real test of productivity.

Modern Technology Is Eroding Our Society

Written By: - Date published: 11:12 pm, September 30th, 2018 - 52 comments

People are losing their people skills rapidly and it is having an effect on society.

Tilting at Windmills

Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, September 10th, 2018 - 42 comments

The Donald found a real one!

A belated congratulations

Written By: - Date published: 3:54 pm, May 26th, 2018 - 22 comments

Post Immigration New Zealand Spreadsheet debacle, Ministers Curran and Shaw announce a stocktake and review of all government algorithms.

The Saviour Machine

Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, January 9th, 2018 - 66 comments

Our ingenuity.

Workers’ rights – the Uber ruling

Written By: - Date published: 8:26 am, October 30th, 2016 - 34 comments

Recent decision in the UK is a victory for workers and their rights.

Technology and the law – and going after Hager

Written By: - Date published: 10:12 am, October 29th, 2015 - 214 comments

A recent supreme court ruling that a “stored sequence of bytes” constitutes property is pretty bizarre – and it seems to be being used to go after Nicky Hager.

Future Jobs

Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, September 29th, 2015 - 14 comments

I’m going to get to reviewing Labour’s next 3 Future of Work papers, honest.

But in the meantime, I have something to share from Andrew McAfee.

Just a great Ted Talk on YouTube.

A thinking opposition

Written By: - Date published: 7:36 am, August 1st, 2015 - 56 comments

So the news on Labour’s first paper from its “Future of Work” Commission revolves around “ex-Labour member” Phil Quin noticing some missing quote marks and National making gleeful diversions from it. But of course what is actually important is the content.

The Future of…Jobs?

Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, August 1st, 2015 - 78 comments

A relevant and real “Future of Work Commission” needs to be centred on building creativity, increasing collectivity, dealing with climate change and achieving fossil fuel transition.

How this site’s webservers now work

Written By: - Date published: 4:52 pm, April 18th, 2014 - 8 comments

This site gets rather a lot of comments. Every time a comment is made the page it is on has to be regenerated, which limits the amount of static caching that can be done. So on a dynamic site like this one we require rather a lot of raw processing power to generate dynamically pages that keep changing all of the day. These days we do it in the cloud, buying hours on servers as we require then. It saves us money and allows us to handle the story breaking peaks. Looks like we’re ready for election year.

3D Manufacturing

Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, April 13th, 2013 - 125 comments

It seems that 3D Printing is really starting to mature. Such printers are becoming smaller, cheaper and more capable. It’s only a matter of time before builders become obsolete. A lot can be done with the diffuse energy of the sun. Although it has a ways to go 3D printing is the next level in manufacturing.

An addicted technophobe; a politician

Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, May 18th, 2010 - 12 comments

Apparently, President Obama has delivered a speech ‘ranting’ against technology. The opinion in The Economist is worth a  read just for the joy of reading the hilarity between the lines. ‘WITH iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations—none of which I know how to work—information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather […]

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