Category Archives: Misc
A while back, I wrote an article about the online selling market in New Zealand. Today we will look at recent developments and see how the playing field stacks up in 2013. As before, Trademe is still the dominant player … Continue reading
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
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
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
I read an article yesterday on the New York Times about the Do Not Track process and was amused to read the following: First came a stern letter from nine members of the House of Representatives to the Federal Trade … Continue reading
I applied to join the online course at Stanford University that I discused in my previous post, and got a response… Dear Networking student, We are delighted to announce the start of Week 1 of the 6 week free public … Continue reading
I just saw a link to this page on Stanford University’s website. They are offerring a free course on Computer Networking, entitled: An Introduction to Computer Networks About the Course This is an introductory course on computer networking, specifically the … Continue reading
Day 30 of 30 (in 30 days of Geek) – Where do you see technology advancing in the next 20 years – and where will you fit in?
Day 30 – Where do you see technology advancing in the next 20 years – and where will you fit in? I believe the next 20 years will bring a lot of new and exciting technology. But that is too … Continue reading
Day 29 of 30 (in 30 days of Geek) – Looking back (at geek life), would you have done anything differently?
Day 29 – Looking back (at geek life), would you have done anything differently? If I did things differently, I probably would not have met Linda and had 2 wonderful daughters and gotten to New Zealand. So , I would … Continue reading
Day 28 – How many computers lying about the house? Too Many. I am typing this on a Dell Inspiron 1764, which has a nice wide 17″ screen for development. Linda has a Dell 15″ laptop, which she uses for … Continue reading