In a few months time I’m planning to travel north and visit my grandfather to celebrate his 99th birthday with him. Although its been over 12 months since we last saw each other we caught up face to face today for the first time via video call using MSN messenger. At 98 years old he’s now a broadband and wireless enabled user set up with a web cam. I guess you could say he’s my role model when it comes [...]
Phew.. there seems to be not enough hours in the day right now. Perhaps this is just a stage we all have to go through from time to time and it’s my turn – ok I’ve had my fun can I get off this bus now? As time permits I hope to blog a bit more over the coming weeks about my experiences with Office 2010 and Windows 7 RTM (Release to Manufacture) the former I [...]
It’s a nice sunny day in Dunedin and for the first time in many months I can hear the sound of lawns being mowed on a Sunday afternoon. There is something very theraputic about two days of sun and blue sky in a row that helps to recharge the soul after weeks of dreary winter days. While the overall daylight hours remain low at this time of the year striking a day or two of [...]
Just came across a great bit on O’Reilly Radar by Joshua-Michéle Ross. The concept – ‘self regulation of behaviour due to 24/7 surveillance’ and linking this idea to the growth of the social web and the implications of this growth on the users who contibute to it.