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Today, NZ Herald’s Nicholas Jones summarized some of the changes coming in the Education (Update) Amendment Bill, with emphasis on the change from starting school after your birthday to a cohort start. In short, this means that a child will be allowed to attend school from the first day of term, if they are turning … Continue reading She’s too young… or is she?
This is a quick overview of PGP Encryption and how to use it yourself! Bulk surveillance violates everyone’s fundamental human rights, it makes free speech risky. This guide will explain what email encryption is (using a commonly known standard called PGP) and will teach you how to use a free tool called mailvelope. Remember, even … Continue reading PGP Encryption and why should you care?
The Spinoff posted an awesome video and article combo recently. If you want to go watch it, I'll wait right here... or I can give you the TLDR version. Basically, they interviewed a whole bunch of amazing comedians and recorded the sexist comments they had been subjected to. Yes, I neglected to mention that these are … Continue reading How is this still a thing?
When travelling, sometimes you remember things that you have let sink into your subconscious. One of those things for me is the fact that I grew up (for the first eight years anyway) in Malaysia. When you are a person who lives in Malaysia, you don't even think about the fact that things are announced … Continue reading Haere mai ki te Aotearoa
In the current span of my career, i've had many and varied training courses but none have blown my mind like the one I did last week with Sandy and David from Nomad8. In fact, i've specifically done courses on facilitation in the past and I can honestly say none have even come close to … Continue reading Agile…or am I?
With a deep breath of excitement, a fair amount of trepidation and a wee bit of sadness, I officially announce my resignation from Amnesty International NZ. It's been an amazing and mindblowing time...and over the years, I have learnt a lot about IT, and a lot more about people. For those of you that didn't … Continue reading A new adventure awaits!
What a trip it was! To start with, here is a map of all the places... https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807174006537191424 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807199005893476352 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807368756884185088 We started off with the local cuisine, first up pork and century egg congee Then durian ice kacang #omnomnom https://twitter.com/FlynnChandra/status/807807253306691584 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807862092057362433 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807921088420134912 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807921844682489857 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/807964082569515008 https://twitter.com/FlynnChandra/status/808564998222053376 https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/808571240189308928 Always time for a wee bit of #feminist #activism https://twitter.com/vivster81/status/808587238124580864 … Continue reading #ChandraCruise
This is one of the hardest posts i've ever had to write... especially hard because I had to write a similarly hard one in June. 2016 will forever be the year that my family lost the two bestest friends we've ever had. In June, we lost our wee girl Mirinda, and just last week … Continue reading Goodbye Fanta