Showing posts from August, 2014

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

What CC Means To Your Gran (Or Grandchild)

( cross posted from the most excellent NZ Commons site) Mike and Nanna 14 Days Old by Mike Riversdale. CC BY Every family has its story. As we commemorate 100 years of the beginning of World War 1 , a lot of us are tracking down our grandparents stories, how the soldiers within in our families fought and died, how those back at home coped with the hardships and the many years of repercussions as the scars, both external and internal, came home. Together with these ‘big event’ stories , we all have a myriad of everyday tales that we commonly think of as particular to ourselves, memories of days gone past and yarns to be recounted at family get-togethers. And of course we all have our recent stories: last year’s summer holiday, the kid’s birthday celebration and even that catch up with mates in the pub last week. All of these stories go to make up the fabric of our families, our friendships and our whanau – without them we are indeed islands and, as we all know, “ No man is

Hacking Miramar For The Future - 1st / 2nd November

Living in MirAmar here in the beautiful Wellington City has allowed me to take many opportunities. And now it's time, alongside a gang of similar minded folks such as +Ian Apperley ,  +Ben Wilde  and the like, to focus the incredible talent, connections and vision ( I  bring energy) alongside the wealth of talent within the Peninsula and ... make a difference. How? Who knows, BUT we work in an industry (tech) that is inherently fast moving, ever changing and one that can make a massive difference and so the opportunity is too good to let go. And that fast moving change allows us to try, try, try and succeed. The best way is to bring the following together: Talent Passion Tools & Data Challenges And that's what we're doing with the Hack Miramar ! Hack Miramar is Wellington's first civic hacking event and hopefully one of many to come. It's an open invitation to innovators, designers, architects, developers, activists, all manner of geeks, and th

Enrol. Vote. Party!

Enrol Vote on Saturday September 20th PARTAY!