Early in November I’ll be leaving RNZ where, for the last 11 years, I’ve led the development of its award-winning digital platforms. Now, as they say, I’m open to opportunities. (firstname.lastname@example.org) I’m looking for a position as a product lead, digital strategist, or CTO. My strategic capabilities are backed by a boatload of tactical skills.… Continue reading I’m looking for a new challenge!
The lab-grown meat industry has come up a with new campaign to market their product as Clean Meat. (HT @HoneyBeeGeek) It got me thinking about the way the stories we hear about how our food is produced influences what we choose to buy (and eat). An easy example first, free range eggs. Pictures of battery hens in appalling… Continue reading “Lab-Grown Meat” – The Stories Around What We Eat
WordPress, which I am using to write this, allows me to efficiently publish my ramblings for you to read. The same is true for Drupal, SilverStripe and <insert name of platform you use>. Saas platforms do likewise for services – they allow the service to be provisioned and used by the consumer. So, every platform… Continue reading Your CMS has TWO customers
A couple of weeks ago I pushed the button on the new radionz.co.nz, and since then I have had a string of questions about what tech is behind the site. (Yes Rowan, I did play that song.) This post will answer those questions. Hardware We have eight 16 core HP servers, all with 16 gigs of RAM and… Continue reading Under the hood at radionz.co.nz
This blog post is a written version of my presentation given at the ITx conference in Wellington on 13 July 2016. Introduction For the last 20 years or so I have been building new business tools at Radio New Zealand, mainly using Free and Open Source Software. These have ranged from a database for our music library, to… Continue reading Using open source to innovate online and save money
This post covers a number of the things we did in Paris. Some of these were because the Louvre and the d’Orsay Museums were closed due to the Seine river being five meters above it normal level. A walkway is normally to the left of the box at the front of this picture. Sainte-Chapelle The… Continue reading The Grand Tour 38 – Paris
Having had our museum visits curtailed by the rising Seine river we’ve had to change plans and find other things to do. This is not difficult in Paris. We visited the Arc de Triomphe during a commemoration ceremony. I was not able to find out what it was for, but they have the French flag… Continue reading The Grand Tour 37 – Arc de Triomphe