10 Dec

Building Supportable Systems (Deployment)

One of the biggest time-killers in software development is deployments (and environment management). I’ve worked on some big projects recently where people are spending many hours each week creating, maintaining and deploying software packages. These hours could be better spent fixing bugs, or adding value to business by adding...
26 Dec

Kiva Loans

Just a quick follow-up to my previous post regarding Kiva loans. I have now loaned to borrowers, given 3 credits as gift cards (happy Christmas family 🙂 !) and the remainder as a donation to the running costs of Kiva.The Kiva website is pretty...
06 Dec

SerenityOne 2013 Wrapup

Throughout the month of November 2013 I spent three weekends at three different Salsa and Latin competitions running the SerenityOne scoring system. The first two competitions were in New Zealand: the NZ Salsa Championships, and the NZ Salsa Open. The Australian and International Salsa Solo was a very...