It’s all about the dance

How did I become this guy ? huh? Anyways thought I might share the music playlist that is keeping me amused at the moment. Had my first ever "let's go to a bar and dance" experience this weekend. It was pretty good, no complaints from Susan (unless...

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Waikato Business Excellence Awards 2012

So this weekend Susan Trodden and I went to our second Business Excellence awards ๐Ÿ™‚ Another reason to get dolled up .. brilliant ! Of course that's not all that has gone on the last few months. What a life packed full of fun and adventure we've had ! The Pirongia...

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Cuff links, why not indeed?

Well this weekend just gone, through a series of fortunate (and slightly planned, but not really) events I found myself at the Waipa Networks Business Excellence Awards. Not only that, but sitting at the number one table (actually it was table number two, as there...

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Summer 2011 / 2012 Tattoo development

They say tattoos are addictive, well if that's true I'm hooked. I made the decision earlier in September 2011 I would "grow" my tattoo on my left arm. It's now March 2012, and about another 25 hours of work has gone in to my arm .. erk ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm hooked. I'll stop once my...

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Feb 2012 .. Waikaremoana

Man I'm terrible at blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, this month I finally (after months of planning, and preparing) completed Waikaremoana. It's 46kms, can be done in three days, I took four days; my last day was 1 hour long then a 5 hour drive back to Hamilton. Great fun! This...

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Jack’o’Lantern 2011

My first Jack O Lantern. Not a common site in New Zealand I imagine, but we've had this huge pumpkin thing kicking around our house for a while. Today Ashleigh and I decided to have a go at making a Jack'o'lantern. Good fun !!!...

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Hurunui Hut tramp

I've started tramping this year. Here is the photos of one adventure, where I walked south from Paeroa by myself. Here ย is another where I walked up Mount Pirongia with Ashleigh The story for this weekend: Well 3 hours to Hurunui hut. I departed the carpark at 10...

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Google Plus one (+1) on WordPress Theme

Here's one for the web developers of the world. Google plus one went live today, so I chucked together a couple of simple functions, to include in your WordPress functions.php theme file.   [php] function ne_addGooglePLusOneHeader() { echo "\n"; }...

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more bandwidth? yes please Mr Pacific Fibre

It seems the international community is starting to notice some things in the NZ internet space. This recent story on El reg "Nz boffins anchor new submarine cable" New Zealandโ€™s new US$400m submarine communications cable project, Pacific Fibre, has signed Reannz...

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Pirates vs Librarians

[timthumb thumb_image_url="http://iforce.co.nz/i/gibb0f4e.anl.jpg" thumb_height="190" thumb_width="157"] Yep it's the important issues I consider !!! Actually this is a somewhat important topic in New Zealand really; the laws surrounding anti-piracy and what-not in...

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God bless fibre (ultrafast broadband)

[timthumb thumb_image_url="http://iforce.co.nz/i/vrgfuof0.qbm.jpg" thumb_height="250" thumb_width="130"] I've long been a fan of fast internet. When I built my country home 8 years ago I paid an extra $5000 to get a huge pole installed, so I could get wireless...

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