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It's no secret I shall be #PartyVoteGreen and likely to be Labour Paul Eagle for my Rongotai electorate. I shall also be Yes for both referenda.Now that's that out of the way you should of course ignore it and do what you feel is right.First of all I would urge you to VOTE! Make sure you're enrolled and your details are up-to-date: https://vote.nz/enrolling/enrol-or-update/enrol-or-update-online/Done that, no really I can wait, off you go, check your details ... Ok, good. This year from Wednesday 2nd September (overseas) / Saturday 5th September (in NZ) to 7pm on Saturday 19th September you get to vote on one or more of the following:The makeup of ParliamentParty voteYour local MPCannabis legalisation and control referendumEnd of Life Choice referendumYou can vote via post, look out for your voting papers later this month, or in person at many voting booths around Aotearoa New Zealand.
That's who (YOU!), when, where, how, and I shall assume you know why. If you don't…

What IS a "mashup" - check this out

In Internet/Web terms a "mashup" is term given to any website/programme that takes data from one place (say the BBC) and combines it with data/interface from another (say Google).

Here's exactly what I mean at BBC News Maps which, using the published API (Application Programming Interface ... geek-speak, don't worry about it) from the BBC and Google, shows you the last UK news over the past 12 hours on a Google Map. Not just a list of headlines anymore but wee flags on a map that let you see WHERE the news is going down.

Check it out: http://www.benedictoneill.com/content/newsmap/

And don't forget, this is just one - there are many MANY others combining anything and everything they can get their hands on (your favourite album played as a calendar even alarm was one I noticed ... nice). Check out the John Musser's authoritative Programmableweb for an excellent list of others to play around with.

(hat tip to Richard via his also excellent "'Web 2.0' List of Lists")

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