Showing posts from September, 2014

Thanks Anika - Honey You'll Be Alright

Honey You'll Be Alright from Anika Moa on Myspace .

Emma Watson at the HeForShe Campaign

If not me, who? If not now, when? Powerfully delivered and despite the many many reasons to not do anything or say "No" what exactly are you gonna do to change it for the better? Me? I am going to be much more concious of the words I use when talking with and around Meg and Jack. Small step - yeah, you're right, but fuck it it's something I can and will do.

NZ Mass Surveillance - My Take On People's Reactions

The news has been quite something this election with the major focus being on "are we under mass surveillance". My take on whether we are, we aren't and what it means to being a Kiwi in today's New Zealand isn't the focus of this post but rather the interesting stances people take when the conversation is brought up. It seems there are 4 broad responses ... 1: It's evil! "Our government is being evil, the men in black are everywhere and they should be stopped!" Ok, it's certainly an unambiguous response and you know where you stand when this is expressed. There are nuances to how this feeling comes out ranging from the "I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE A REVOLUTION WITH ME!", through, "Did you know XKeyscore uses packet sniffing to catch not just metadata but IP content' to the, "Hmm, this isn't how I'd expect NZ to behave". The shouty people do tend to put me off, the technical peo