Showing posts from July, 2009

The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Last Day For Your "Plain English Awards" Submisions

Today is the final day for your submissions to 2009 Writemark Plain English Awards so I urge you all pop over to and nominate your entries and be in to win an award presented on 18th September 2009 at the Museum Building, Wellington: Category 1: Plain English Champion Best Organisation Best Project Best Individual or Team Category 2: Best Plain English Document Public Sector / Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Private Sector Category 3: Best Plain English Website Public Sector / Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Private Sector Category 4: Best Sentence Transformation (the easiest one to enter!) Category 5: People’s Choice Best Plain English Document Best Plain English Website ‘Brainstrain’ Document ‘Brainstrain’ Website

It's On! NZ Open Govt Data Barcamp/Hackfest

Yaay, we have confirmed dates and venue: Saturday 29th August - barcamp Sunday 30th - hackest National Library (Wellington) Subscribe to NZ Open Govt Data Barcamp and Hackfest Email: Visit this group - ttp:// The following is from the group to promote the group (excuse the use of <table>) ------------------- You may use these promotion boxes by pasting the supplied HTML into your own webpages. Button for your Web page <table style="background-color: #fff; padding: 5px;" cellspacing=0> <tr><td> <img src="" height=30 width=140 alt="Google Groups"> </td></tr> <tr><td style="padding-left: 5px;font-size: 125%"> <b>NZ Open Govt Data Barcamp and Hackfest</b> </td></tr> <tr><td style="padding-left: 5px"> <a href="http://gro

Welcome To WaveAdept

It's been a long time coming but Dave Livesey ( @daveadept ) have finally launched our new company - WaveAdept ( @waveadept ) What is it already doing: Connecting your people, tools and information to make you more productive. Whether you use Microsoft Office, Open Office, or a different set of tools, we streamline your business with simple tools that you will actually use. Very similar to the work has been doing ... which begs the question, "So, what does that mean for this blog and" WaveAdept will be the name on the business card for organisations that want to use our services. MiramarMike will be be used to represent myself in all facets "professional" that fall outside of WaveAdept. To give you some guidance, Mike from WaveAdept will be: The person engaged by companies around collaboration Presents at "cloud computing" events (come along this Friday - - $0, 2 hours) Who

Here We Go Folks, It's All On ...

Here we go folks, it's all on ... strap yourself in for the ride of your life ... weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ... If you thought Google had lost it's mojo, it's panache, it's disruptive nature by being bloody wealthy then you were wrong. THIS is battle lines drawn. THIS is bringing it on. . . . .... but THIS (Google Chrome OS) is where we (some) think it's going: ... today, we're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be This battle will take around 18 months (ever had a child, it's such a short time looking back eh!). Can you feel the difference, are listening to the way your IT people are talking, feeling the weight that incumpents are carrying ... the world is changing folks, are you? BTW: I remember being at a IT conference in the 1980's when someone stated that they, "... want to get to their email instantly, withou

NZ SharePoint Conference - my preso for Friday

It's really just pictures so you'll have to come along and hear the words. Having said that I will post the commentary over the next few days. Um, if you're wondering about the Barbie slides, blame Joel Oleson and Paul Culmsee Bringing In The Cloud View more documents from Mike Riversdale .