Category: Miscellaneous

The Fiji Team Returns and Reports

For 2 weeks during the recent holidays, 17 or so of our young and not so young people spent time in Fiji on a missions trip. They were working at a camp doing painting and other maintenance projects. Some of the highlights: – The members of the group […]

Mark Bennett on IBM vs. Microsoft

On Thursday I met with Mark Bennett, the IT Manager for the New Zealand offices of a global organization. What’s interesting about Mark is that he comes from a very strong technical background in Microsoft and Citrix, and when he joined the Firm, he discovered a Notes shop […]

PhD vs. Pirates 3

On Thursday I had a couple of meetings in Christchurch, and I knew that I’d be done by 12.30pm or so. Hence I faced a decision: should I do what I should do and go to the University and work on my PhD, or should I do what […]

Brad Becomes an IT Manager!!!

Back in the day … in a previous professional life … 1999 I think … I was looking for staff for my growing collaboration software applications development firm. The second person I hired was Bradley Harrison … although he had no background in Lotus Notes, he was a […]

Computers: Male or Female?

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. “House” for instance, is feminine: “la casa.” “Pencil,” however, is masculine: “el lapiz..” A student asked, “What gender is ‘computer’?” Instead of giving the answer, the teacher […]