January 2015 Entries

On the state of streaming video in New Zealand

A couple of recent articles and events have got me thinking that the next few months are going to be a pretty interesting time in the world of New Zealand SVOD (that's streaming video on demand for those who don't like acronyms). While I’m by no means a media writer, it's a topic I'm interested in as a media consumer, as a technology fan, and for another slightly obscure reason I can't talk about (yeah, sorry, I know that's kind of a lame thing to say). With SkyGo, Lightbox (wth Spark starting to push it pretty hard), Quickflix,...

Site theme updated

A day or so ago someone (thanks Blair!) pointed out that this site wasn’t being too friendly to mobile visitors – in fact, it was displaying a 404 to every mobile visitor. Ouch. This happened before and I fixed it, however I didn’t fix it in a completely sustainable way. However “fixing it” again still meant that the site was still serving up the same 6+ year old design to all visitors, and it really wasn’t a pleasant experience on mobile devices. So I’ve just taken the time to do a very quick skin update to something...

On a lighter note, Raygun.io’s Top 10 Developer Related Tweets of 2014

Continuing the theme from my previous post of 2014 round ups, Raygun.io’s Top 10 Developer Related Tweets of 2014 is well worth a read. Tags: lols

Some pragmatic end of year roundups that are worth a read

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means that over the past few weeks there’s been a number of 2014 round up posts published out there on the internets. Reading these can sometimes be inspiring, but sometimes they can have the complete opposite effect – “Wow look at all these people who are hitting all their goals compared to what I’ve achieved this year”. Sometimes it’s possible that this is due to authors only talking about the positives in their year, and presenting a somewhat unbalanced view of things. Which is why I really appreciate those who...