New Australian legislation to ‘bootstrap’ innovation

This is satire (for the avoidance of doubt, fake news being what it is). The Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced that his government will soon pass legislation to enable Australian businesses to innovate at a rate far beyond that possible in other western countries. The legislation, being drafted at present, will suspend the laws… Continue reading New Australian legislation to ‘bootstrap’ innovation


Master Class: Parallel Compression

This story was originally published in the April 1996 edition of Studio Sound Magazine. The technique described here is more commonly known as parallel or New York compression. A later version of this was published in 2001. IN AN IDEAL WORLD each stage of the recording / transmission / reproduction chain would have an equally wide dynamic range capability.… Continue reading Master Class: Parallel Compression

Media · Techology

Website Review: The NZ Herald

The old New Zealand Herald site was getting a bit tired, having had its last design update in 2012. It didn’t support mobile well, and the old CMS was, I suspect, becoming quite inflexible. That constraint was probably the reason behind their insights section being hosted on a different technology stack (Ruby on Rails). But despite that… Continue reading Website Review: The NZ Herald