Rise of the Machines

Several weeks back I was in my local post office and noticed staff ‘training’ customers to use their self service kiosk that had recently been built into the shop following a recent refit. A lady, who was learning and there before me (I went in the usual human service line), finished up about the same […]

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Here Comes Summer!

Labour Day here in New Zealand today – a national public holiday! After mixed weather forecasts, we had an overall fine, sunny and hot weekend. A signal summer is on the way! I mentioned the other day having issues with Gimp since updating to OSX 10.9. I since confirmed an identical issue on my laptop, […]

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Under the Tree

A trip up One Tree Hill to see the lambs proved to be a bit of failure with the Olympus E500 this weekend. I think the combination of fast running lambs, overcast light and long zoom tested the old DSLR beyond its comfort zone. Upon opening at home, the majority were blurry. Never mind, perhaps […]

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White Fronted Terns

One of the main draw cards to Muriwai for tourists is the Gannet colony. Perhaps a little less known, or viewed are the smaller, but equally impressive Tern colony that rests a little lower down the cliff line on the south hills of the beach. Once owners of prime real-estate,  these ‘large swallows of the […]

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