Showing posts from November, 2017

Ahoy Hoy

I open all my written chats (Messenger, Allo, text, even some emails) with "Ahoy hoy" ... coz it makes me laugh. Where the fark did I get it from ... The Simpsons and specifically Mr Burns But really this, as read in  Wikionary : In the 1870s, Scottish-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell did much development for the newly-invented telephone. Bell's preferred salutation, ahoy-hoy was derived from the nautical term "Ahoy" which in its turn is derived from Dutch "hoi" meaning "hi". and so ... A recent resurgence in the popularity of the term has resulted from its use by The Simpsons character Montgomery Burns , who often answers the telephone with the greeting of "Ahoy-hoy." The use of the now-defunct ahoy-hoy, instead of the standard " hello ", is a running joke referring to Mr. Burns' very advanced age.

There IS Depression In New Zealand - More Of Me

The following are raw answers to "feature" questions asked of me by a mate as she completes a journalism course - I hope I can share the final result with you. In the meantime, here's me from the inside. 1) About you - who you are, what you do, background and what led you to NZ and to become what you are now in the tech industry? My name is Mike Riversdale, although some may know me by my online nickname/handle/alter ego of Miramar Mike, and you knew me way back when as Mike Boyle … oh the fun we have with names eh. I do an eclectic bunch of stuff, mostly these days I focus on connecting people, explaining stuff and getting things done. I generally do this with and on the boundaries of the “tech” world by producing events and co-hosting and publishing a weekly podcast called Access Granted NZ. In the past I worked more traditionally inside the tech world for large companies, government agencies and towards the end of that phase of my life with start-ups and sta