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“Call us”, Yeah right

Every few weeks I try contacting IRD to deal with an estate. Every few weeks I give up. On their website “This can take 10 weeks.”…  I have been trying for 6  months. Time for an OIA request on responsiveness … Continue reading

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Python in New Zealand

Interesting little publication that found its way to my desk at school. Not surprising given Python is now taught in many secondary schools, and from 2019 I started teaching it at Year 10. Most students prefer Python to Scratch even … Continue reading

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My collection of Student ID cards

The stationery list for computer science students includes earphones. Out of 25 students, 9 did not bring them (36%). I allocate them providing I have a student ID card or Snapper card or even an EFTPOS card in one case. … Continue reading

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Why do you want my DoB?

On several occasions when asked for details of my name, address, dob, etc… I have asked why? Employees reaction is typical “Because we have to collect this information”. I get the impression that staff think I am being rude, difficult … Continue reading

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Student reports on line – like the census not very effective

As I struggled with yet another digital alarm clock, I reflected on the fact that using digital technologies can be a challenge, including accessing information locked behind a URL, usernames, passwords and in many cases a crappy user interface. Many … Continue reading

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13 reasons why – Year 9 students

Out of 26 Year 9 students (age 13)… 25 knew about the program. Ten had watched either S1 or S2. Six had discussed with parents. Actually not as bad as I thought. I wonder if any of them will be … Continue reading

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Victoria Uni logo… Enough said

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