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#RumiPlaylist

#RumiPlaylist

Recently I got a playlist thing happening on Spotify. And it was a fun time. Now I’m running a regular update.

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In Mod we trust

In Mod we trust

Yesterday, Reddit continued it’s dramatic month of what can only be described in a public relations context, as a cluster fuck.

by × July 4, 2015 × 0 comments

Rights, Tech

Reddit – Something IS going on here

Reddit – Something IS going on here

Something rather big happened to the internet the other day.

by × June 16, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Tech

Excellent customer service from Spark

Excellent customer service from Spark

We’re always very quick to complain when customer service is shit (see Fone,Voda).

by × March 26, 2015 × 3 comments

General, Tech

Rumiplaylist: the awfulness

Rumiplaylist: the awfulness

So in a fit of collaboration, I thought I’d ask my friends, family, Twitter followers and Facebook pals to name me one song that I would add to a Spotify playlist.

by × March 4, 2015 × 4 comments

Rights, Tech

Cyberbullying: by Loren Heaphy

Cyberbullying: by Loren Heaphy

The Ruminator’s Loren Heaphy (LOZ!) is a finalist in the Westpac Millennial Women of Influence competition.

by × September 23, 2014 × 0 comments

Reviews, Tech

Uber the review

Uber the review

By Steve W August 28th was the official launch day for Uber in Wellington.

by × September 3, 2014 × 8 comments

Feminism, Rights, Tech

These are not the nudes you were looking for

Think Before You Click or: Why I Haven’t Seen JLaw’s Boobs

The internet has exploded in the last 72 hours because naked photos and videos of over 100 people, several of them high profile Hollywood actresses and models (and most notably 24 year old Jennifer Lawrence) were stolen.

by × September 2, 2014 × 5 comments

Tech

A custodial investor: Rod and me

A custodial investor: Rod and me

Rod Drury is an entrepreneur. Entrepreneur is a funny old word. It gets bandied around a lot. “Oh if only New Zealand had more…entrepreneurs”. I’m not even sure what it really means. 

by × March 26, 2014 × 0 comments

Health, Tech

Online bullying: won’t somebody think of the children?

Online bullying: won’t somebody think of the children?

Get your pitchforks, light up those torches and pack your bags kids cause apparently there’s a bandwagon to jump on and it’s called Condemning Online Bullying.

by × February 25, 2014 × 6 comments

Tech

The terrible, terrible future of consumer tech

The terrible, terrible future of consumer tech

We, the consumer class, are about to enter the most self-absorbed period yet. Which is really saying something considering the late 1990s era of reality TV where ‘everyone can to be famous and should want to be’ and the social media/blog generation of the 2000s where ‘everyone wants to know what I’m thinking at all times’ (a somewhat self-defeating phenomenon to blog about).

by × January 21, 2014 × 2 comments

Tech

Sexy times at CES

Sexy times at CES

The largest nerd fest in the world, the Consumer Electronics Expo has wrapped in Vegas for 2014 and Tim Batt has chosen four key popular tech areas and the stand out product/service from each category to look out for this year.

by × January 17, 2014 × 0 comments

General, Humour, Tech

I for one welcome our new robot overlords

Bring it back: Technology

I was born in 1979, during the decline of technology. I’m not saying today’s technology is dead, but it bores me to tears.

by × September 9, 2013 × 0 comments

Rights, Tech

GCSB redux

GCSB redux

John Campbell didn’t distinguish himself last week when he finally got the chance to interview the Prime Minister about the GCSB Bill.

by × August 19, 2013 × 1 comment

General, Tech

Pulp Friction

Pulp Friction

The very first book I ever read was about a little dog that got lost and had an adventure. At one stage it befriended a raccoon and learned to live at night so it could eat trash.

by × July 11, 2013 × 4 comments

General, Rights, Tech

Shaming: it’s a bit crap for everyone

Shaming: it’s a bit crap for everyone

It’s no surprise to anyone that Twitter and Facebook are filled with vile, racist, homophobic, bigoted awfulness. Because humanity is filled with vile, racist, homophobic bigots.

by × July 9, 2013 × 3 comments

Rights, Tech

It’s my privacy and I’ll cry if I want to

It’s my privacy and I’ll cry if I want to

The status quo: We’ve heard a lot in the news lately about spying. Edward Snowden is a name that will be familiar to a lot of people.

by × June 24, 2013 × 6 comments

Tech

The Console Wars – Sony’s Three Hit Combo That Just Knocked Out Xbox

The Console Wars – Sony’s Three Hit Combo That Just Knocked Out Xbox

A big fat South African taking on a fresh-faced 21 year old wasn’t the only showdown this week.

by × June 13, 2013 × 1 comment