May 9, 2013 - Computing, Internet    Comments Off

Learning algorithm uses Internet

Researchers at Japan’s Tokyo Institute of Technology have updated their SOINN machine learning algorithm so that it can now use the Internet to identify items it’s never encountered before.

Jan 6, 2013 - Daily Life, Marketing    Comments Off

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you. I know I’ve been quiet as of late but plan to be less ‘off the grid’ this year.

The last six months have been taken up with settlingĀ  in to a new role at work and finding my feet in the new world order.

I’ve enjoyed being active in the GLAM sector as of late by being involved in the marketing and promotion of the recent re-launch of Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. This has been very successful and the number of visitors continues to exceed expectations.

Another week of holidays await but with the list of home renovations planned I’m unsure if I will return to work feeling refreshed or relieved!



Sep 29, 2012 - GLAM Sector, LIANZA, Libraries    Comments Off

LIANZA Conference 2012

It was a whirlwind visit to Palmerston North not helped by Air NZ flights that broke down and did not run to time.

However when I got to conference things ran smoothly and I felt my presentation was well received by those who attended.

I found it hard to compact everything I wanted to cover in to 20-25 minutes but managed to do so albeit with a bit of a rush.

The trip home was uneventful but long. By the time I got home I had been on the go for sixteen hours and was ready for sleep.