Volunteer work on a new conservation initiative in Mt Aspiring National Park

Sometimes I take some time-out to help the NZ Dept of Conservation do braided river multi day bird surveys, or to help even the odds for endangered species like the Buff Weka, and once even did a bat survey in the dark. In a joint venture with the newly formed Matukituki Charitable Trust, last week… Continue reading Volunteer work on a new conservation initiative in Mt Aspiring National Park

A rule of thirds that works for any software project…

An article in this morning’s ODT got me thinking again about the huge NZ education payroll system debacle Novopay, especially as a friend just last night asked me what I thought [ans. was “probably the quickest thing would be to rebuild it”].     I don’t claim to be a programmer, but I’ve built a… Continue reading A rule of thirds that works for any software project…