Showing posts from September, 2015

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

How To Get Stuff From A Google Account Into Another Google Account

It's easy and tbh Google have a tonne of very simple to follow steps, helpful videos and answers to common questions. But it's not about how easy it is, it's the perception that it's to do with "computers" and that a migration sounds like the black magic stuff from the 1990s ... well, it's not. If you want to migrate all, some or just one of the following into a Google Apps account, or even a regular Google Account most commonly referred to many as a 'Gmail account', then follow the help: Contacts Calendar Gmail Drive Remember, this following is useful for 1, 2 or a handful of users BUT if you're gonna migrate a whole organisation you'll want to start with Google's and even engage the services of a local Google partner . Contacts Any user can do this at any time: Export Contacts from OLD Import Contacts into NEW Check your mobile devices are syncing with the new account: Apple , Android


What I found searching "bigness NZ" I have a theory ( another one ) - and this one I call Bigness , or on Twitter #bigness. Here in New Zealand, a country with a population of 4.471 million, living on land bigger than the UK (pop: 64.1m) we have many cultural attributes that are uniquely Kiwi, just look at the reaction to the flag debate and how people are expressing their, "This isn't us!" to see it in action. Many of these Kiwi attributes are awesome but one, that I have labeled #bigness, is a problem. It is an attribute that slows us down, holds us back and ties us to a thinking we don't need to. New Zealand is, to all intents & purposes, a Western-ised, predominantly white (male) country. When it looks to role models it immediately gravitates to those like it, Australia, UK, USA and Canada (the Five Eyes ). When we look for help, guidance, "lessons to be learnt", processes to copy, institutions to emulate it is to these that we a

3 Questions: ICT "Suits" vs "Hoodies"

I'm doing some work for an IT association and my roles is to approach a segment of the tech 'community'* that views this association, and any association that has an office, with scepticism and a great deal of, "What's in it for me?" I have used a broad brush label to name this section of the tech 'community'* - "hoodies". Another purely Wellington focused label could be, "that end of town" (think Manners St, Courtney Place, Cuba Street end of town) as opposed to "the other end of town" (Lampton Quay and north). My hypothesis: The underlying drivers of all ICT workers are the same, but the manner of engagement is very different 'community'* - why use the asterisk? OK, let's get this out of the way first. Many MANY use the word 'community' when referring to those that work within the ICT / tech / computer industry. This is not something peculiar to Wellington or New Zealand as you'll see