Tag Archives: new zealand

The NZ Klout and Klouchebag chart

Klout purports to measure online influence. Apparently I’m worth 45.34, with those two decimals implying a degree of science beyond the measurement. It’s all hogwash of course: The problem with Klout is that a higher score is very often a … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go?

At the NBR the comments on an article by Ben Kepes have morphed into a discussion about where to live. Some advocate Australia, others sing the praises of New Zealand. I’ve shopped around over the years, living in two Australian … Continue reading

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Investing with appropriate speed

So you are, or are not an Angel. But as commenters pointed out from that post there are several ways to invest, and we don’t want to scare off potential investors. I got some flack for being a bit too negative, … Continue reading

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Data for iPhone in NZ: the summary charts

Looking to actually use your iPhone as intended? Then you’ll need data, and l0ts of it, especially if you want to abandon the mobile data sticks and tether your phone to your computer when travelling. I’ve run the numbers from … Continue reading

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Let’s make New Zealand the 1 percent

The posts at WeAreThe99Percent are sobering, shocking. They are some of people caught in the downward spiral of the US economy, but in reality it’s been happening for years as the split between the wealthy and the ‘middle class’ gets … Continue reading

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10 ways to stop the cyclist killings

It’s madness.  The recent spate of bicycle deaths is no doubt partially caused by the nicer weather and people getting out there on their bikes. But the families and friends left behind and all of the rest of us have … Continue reading

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Time to fix the jury service

There is a good article and excellent discussion on the jury service issue over on Kiwiblog. The system is broken it seems, with a paltry 15 of those called to service actually showing. There are many that complained that the … Continue reading

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