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Smokey and the teacher

I got a speeding ticket recently. Fair enough and I should have no cause for complaint except it had nothing to do with safety… in fact, it was a traditional speed trap designed to capture drivers accelerating as they exist … Continue reading

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Music On The Chain: A Story of Blockchain, The New Frontier of Creativity

This book is a very interesting and accessible read by New Zealand author Anthony McGuire. It is the first book I have read explaining the practical and transformational opportunities of blockchain technologies.  I plan to use some of the content … Continue reading

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The Problem With Software: Why Smart Engineers Write Bad Code

I don’t usually read serious books during the summer holidays but in the case, I made an exception. Some quite useful material from a teaching perspective and also if you have been in IT as long as I have, a … Continue reading

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Computers making decisions that impact you and your children

This report about the use of computer algorithms by Government agencies is worthy of a wider audience.  I will be using aspects of this report to explain the societal impact of computer technology and automated decision making to my students.

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Blind, deaf and crippled by 25

I have been using a new work allocated laptop with stylus capability over the last few weeks.  Very nice. Of course, at work, I have attached a Bluetooth mouse, keyboard and have a separate monitor. This makes it usable. Using … Continue reading

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2m up a tree in Aro Valley…

Seen in Wellington. Bit of a climb to retrieve but cleaned up OK.

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Message from student

It is always nice to get messages from departing students… Of course, both these students were good-natured, capable and engaged (Taking Year 13 Digital Technologies as an elective means you have to be.) Students like these make teaching enjoyable…

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