I haven't blogged for five months so I think it's time to officially draw a line under this and say so long, and thanks for all the fish.
It was (much) better when the planet.nztech.org aggregator was around. It fell over briefly for a month or so then came back online but now appears to have disappeared permanently. Blogging, now, is just too much like hard work - especially with Serendipity being such an utter and consistent pain in the arse, but mostly the site never really got any long term subscribers and I lack the time and 'voom' to breathe life back into it. Just too much like one had clapping but without the Zen.
If you've just arrived! I've now got a real, proper 'day' job with Weta Digital who absolutely rule; and the MixTape music software through Atomic Droplet is still going strong - more than I thought it would to be honest. I'm currently working on organising a revamp of the website, making the MixTape user community (because there actually is one) be much more visible and interconnected and as part of this I'll be running blog posts from myself and others ... so it's not like I'm off blogging forever, and I have an actual reason to be sending traffic that way.
Oh, you can catch up on twitter too - even I am on that now - grumpy curmudgeon that I am.
Becoming the #1 hit on Google for a mobile phone sold by Telecom - starting the review with the words "It's crap" and inadvertently becoming the support network for the phone in New Zealand as a result
And then nothing, for five months. So please, if you're here, check out some of what I did instead of spending time with my family (hehehe, sob sob sob) ... see Atomic Droplet still rocking along on the web, twitter or facebook ... or my personal account on twitter. But for now, that's it.
Previous next big things include development of the capture and intermediate compression technology in iShowU-HD; design and implementation of a small advertising network; the refinancing, technical direction, and a lot of the donkey work for Virtual Katy; technical direction, project management and (again) donkey work for VoiceQ; creating code and intellectual property around load balancing that was acquired by Allied Telesis; and the research and an implementation of the h.264 video compression protocol.