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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 http://www.plainenglish-conference-awards.org.nz 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://groups.google.com/group/nzopengovtbarcamp 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="http://groups.google.com/intl/en/images/logos/groups_logo_sm.gif" 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="h

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 MiramarMike.co.nz has been doing ... which begs the question, "So, what does that mean for this blog and MiramarMike.co.nz?" 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 - http://wellingtoncloud.eventbrite.com/ - $0, 2 hour

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, wi