Vote 2020 x 4

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: 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…

mini-Webstock, my thoughts

June 2007 mini-WebstockLoved the mini-Webstock last night and looking forward to many many more - thoughts in short form as my fingers are cold ...

Great to meet fellow bloggers.
Awesome to meet Sandi and her partner Brenda.

Wellington "Web 2.0" is a small community.
The community is vibrant, inclusive, fun and looking to do great things.
Active creativity is the key phrase I invented about it.

The Second Life preso by Leigh Black all opened my eyes and I now know about virtual hand gliding, flying phallus, getting drunk virtually and how it COULD be.
My summary - Second Life has potential, it's a closed room full of some very strange people, you need a guide to start you off, it has a far richer interaction than other online environments, it's amazing how much effort people have spent 'building' things. Once it includes/interacts with the wider Web it'll be quite something. Oh, and there's some very strange goings on with colourful characters in it.
Leigh is a passionate educator and I am grateful to him and his for the vibrancy he brings to my kids learning

Robert's Firefox 3 talk was enlightening to me in many ways, particularly the vision of Mozilla, the amazing coding happening in Auckland and the challenges ahead.
He wants people to join him and his team of 2 for great coding, $'s and changing the world.

The debate was funny as, especially Mike Browns - "Web 2.0 is a conspiracy by the letter 'r'"

All in all I was impressed by the whole shebang.