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About andy dingfelder

Andy has over 20 years of technology leadership experience in Software Testing / Development / Project Management and Team Leadership in multiple industry sectors, including: Telco, Healthcare, Technology and government. He is currently working as a Senior Test Consultant for Planit Software Testing. Master's Degree in Public Information Information Systems, and over 10 years of board governance experience for multiple organisations. Full bio is available at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dingfelder Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dingfelder Andy Dingfelder lives in the Wellington region, New Zealand with his wife and two daughters.

Getting started with GIS

I have been asked a couple of times to write an article about using GIS systems because of my background in this area. I had a lot of fun learning GIS and and exploring Spatial Analysis, it was a very … Continue reading

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Is piracy really a Mega problem?

I was reading an article on the BBC site tonight about whether piracy was a MEGA problem obviously alluding to the new and wildly successful Mega website.  They seemed to focus on problems regarding piracy, such as: Richard Atkinson, head … Continue reading

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Hot New Project

I have started a HOT new project. My house is HOT when the weather heats up. Why? Because house technology is a bit backwards here in New Zealand. Imagine this: The temperature goes up outside. The temperature in the attic … Continue reading

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Mega vs Dropbox (vs the others) which is the best?

BitTorrent? BitTorrent on Thursday unveiled a new service, dubbed Sync, that will let users synchronize personal files across multiple devices.  The system uses peer-to-peer technology to sync files between devices. Details are scant, but a BitTorrent spokesman explained that Sync … Continue reading

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Knomee – Initial reactions

Well, the online New Zealand online auction site business just got a bit more crowded, with the addition of Knomee. Initial reactions?   I’m not overly impressed. What needs work? Listing fees – too high.   Not much different than trademe.  (The … Continue reading

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The NZ selling market is a mess. What is going to happen?

We all know about Trademe.  They have recently raised their rates,  Trade Me said the fee for selling an item valued at $50 – about its average trade – would rise from $3.75 to $3.95, an increase of 5.3%.  The … Continue reading

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The best-selling smartphone in the world is no longer an iPhone.

The best-selling smartphone in the world is no longer an iPhone. New data released on Thursday by market research firm Strategy Analytics finds that Samsung’s Galaxy S III was the world’s top-selling smartphone model in the third quarter this year, … Continue reading

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Triumph of the Nerds, Math and Modern Political Polling: Nate Silver Wins in 99 out of the last 100 States

Barack Obama may have comfortably won re-election in the electoral college, and squeaked a victory in the popular vote. But here is the absolute, undoubted winner of this election: Nate Silver and big data. The Fivethirtyeight.com analyst, despite being pilloried … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Microsoft Office for iPhone, iPad, and Android revealed

Microsoft’s Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android is a reality. Although Office Mobile has been rumored and reportedly spotted in the wild, Microsoft has remained persistently quiet about its plans for the product. Now it sounds like the company will … Continue reading

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Microsoft ditches Windows Messenger for Skype

Microsoft has announced it intends to “retire” its instant message chat tool and replace it with Skype’s messaging tool. The news comes 18 months after the software giant announced it was paying $8.5bn (£5.3bn) for the communications software developer. Microsoft … Continue reading

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