NZ domains blacked out

Today is the main focus of the Blackout protest against S92A of the Copyright Act – due in effect this coming Saturday, the 28th Feb.

My site, is blacked out, along with many other NZ sites including and

Read more about the law changes and blackout protest at

Guilt Upon Accusation is Wrong!

New Zealand's new Copyright Law presumes 'Guilt Upon Accusation' and will Cut Off Internet Connections without a trial. Join the black out protest against it!

Join the Internet Blackout Protest!

Gmail UI gets a tweak

Just logged into Gmail and noticed the user interface has had a little update,

Note the row of buttons along the top.

A nice addition is a quicker method to label and archive a message. Previously you had to select a message, then use the “More actions” drop-down to label it, then click the “Archive” button. Now you can simply select the message, then use the “Move to” drop-down to label and move it in one swoop.

Thumbs up Google!

30 and 3

…months that is.

Matthew turned 30 months old yesterday and Amy 3 months today! The kids are doing great – Matt is a little chatterbox and fun to talk to while Amy is all smiles, wriggling lots and sleeping well most nights. A couple of recent pics…

Smiley girl,

and Matt riding a Rhino Hippo(!) at the zoo,


A little perspective

A couple of colleagues at work use iPhones and are (often justifiably) quick to boast about them. The iPhone is after all a revolutionary device, but it does have its shortcomings.

One thing worth noting however is the market size they live in. In its first year the iPhone sold 6M units (to June 2008), and Apple’s goal for all 2008 was to sell 10M units (I haven’t yet seen offical figures to confirm or deny this). So, that’s a lot right? Well, it kinda is, until you compare that to Nokia who has volumes in excess of 100M devices per quarter, or >1M per day! Now that’s a lot of phones.