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Working From Home Number 2: Don’t Be Scared

Further to my guide to working from home and the 3 lessons therein, let’s take #2, “Don’t be scared” in a bit more detail and provide 3 tips that have helped me through working at home.So, the...

3 Lessons From 10+ Years Of Working From Home (WFH)

It’s true to say that those in the tech industry are generally more setup, comfortable, and prepared for “working from home”, heck I’ve been running my work life “remotely” since 2006. Aren’t...

Review: Bay’s Anatomy

I once again embarked on the odyssey that seems to be one of Kickin’ Rad/Soap Factory’s Fringe schticks these days – an improvised soap opera, set in Wellington, with a cast of ten and new...

Review – Oddacity

Oddacity promised an “award-winning, best-of spectacular with a cast of international luminaries performing stylish acts”, under the beautiful skylight in Bats’ Heyday Dome.   I wasn’t sure...

Review: DND Live at the Fringe: When Dwarves Cry

I wouldn’t necessarily say that Dungeons and Dragons has gone mainstream, but it’s become a lot more popular in the last twenty years.  It probably helps that there are so many TV shows these...

Review:  Dr Drama Makes a Show

It was weird for me to go to a show at 93 Kelburn Parade, having completed my own humble BA at Vic almost 20 years ago.  In fact, #93 was the site of at least one audition and more than a few...

Review:  Eight Songs for a Mad King

King George III, despite having been a learned and enthusiastic sponsor of scientific and industrial progress, a faithful husband and father, and in many ways very liberal for...

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A Lesson In Online Workshops

[cross posted from @OneTeamGovNZ news, “Connecting Should Always Be This Simple”]The OneTeamGov movement (for want of a better word) is one connecting those working within governments across...

Books giveaway: Dreamweavers #1 and #2

Te Rā Aroha Press are about to launch Isa Pearl Ritchie’s Into the Labyrinth, the second of her Wellington-based YA Dreamweavers fantasy series (following on from Awa and the Dreamweavers,...

Voice, It’s The Way Computing Will Be

I have a prediction, voice is the next wave of ‘consumer’ computing and this will, much like cloud computing, have a subsequent pressure onto the internal workings of companies and...

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream was the perfect pick for Summer Shakespeare, traditionally held in the Dell in Wellington’s Botanical Gardens at night in the middle of summer, but then the...

Review: Dance me to the end

Director Carrie Thiel is seeking to “create connectivity using multimedia, motion capture and virtual reality technologies in a theatre setting.” Working with professional dancer Laura...

Review: STUPID BITCH wants a puppy

This is a ‘tune up’ of 2018’s STUPID BITCH which played in a dance studio above Cuba Street in the Fringe Festival. As a work in development it garnered actor/writer Claire Waldron...

Review: The Human Voice (La voix humaine)

TW: Suicide Jean Cocteau wrote La Voix Humaine in 1928 as a one-act play.  Francis Poulenc set it to music 30 years later, despite having already known Cocteau well for years, and gave the...

Chrome’s "Send to device", What It Doesn’t Do

I’ll tell you what it doesn’t do, it doesn’t do anything.It’s been a released ‘feature’ since Chrome 77 (September 2019), and whilst the options are there and I can indeed choose to ‘send to’...

Festival time!

Late January 2020 and the summery weather is here. I finally feel like I’m waking up in 2020  – which is a bit awkward given I’ve been back at work for a few weeks…but enough about work! ...

VR Tackling Online Hate Speech

Everyone thinks of games when the letters “VR” are bandied around and with Wellington-based company Beyond giving people such an incredibly fun experience in their VR product is it any...

Bring Back The TEAL Tail

Air New Zealand’s predecessor Tasman Empire Airways (TEAL) was formed in 1940 to join the dots across the Pacific Islands and Tasman Sea in order to keep regional lines of communication and...

Redeployment Of Capital Needed For A Greener Future

This year has seen extreme heatwaves in Europe, numerous and more frequent devastating tropical storms across all of the world’s oceans and a record number of destructive bush fires in both...

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