One of the things that has always mystified me is the mad rush to 'the cloud' for Microsoft Office products... they are pretty large cyber attack vectors when they are running on your PC and there is no reason to think they won't continue to be when they are in 'the cloud'... except you will no longer have control over them at all!
What New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern means by developing an "open source" app for COVID-19 contact tracing with Singapore
In today's press conference, the Prime Minister mentioned that the New Zealand government is expressing interest in collaborating with Singapore while they "open source" their COVID-19 contact tracing app that's Bluetooth-enabled.
What does "open source" mean? And why is it important?
The NZOSS is pleased to make crucial online services available to those who, in response to Covid-19 management measures, are (sensibly) learning or working (or playing) from home! Below are only two useful tools from among our many open source online services.
Kia ora koutou. After a strange couple of years, here's my more-or-less annual President's report.
At long last, we've got a draft of our new Constitution for your review.
There's a primary goal behind this rewrite of the Constitution:
After a slow nomination period, the NZOSS' Special General Meeting has been rescheduled for 28-30 November. We have now got five nominees for NZOSS Council's five seats, plus the two incumbents for the Executive are standing again, uncontested.
The nominees are 3 incumbent Councillors:
The NZOSS interim council is calling a Special General Meeting for the
period of Sun 18 - Sat 24 August 2019. The purpose of that meeting will
And it's the last day of LCA2019. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth. It has been a fantastic three (or five) days with lots of great presentations and other conversations. I've been to lots of conferences over the years but none of them have the positive vibe that LCA has.
Currently running at about half yesterdays temperature here in Christchurch... The quality of the weather might be fluctuating but the quality of the presentations is as high as ever!
A beautiful day in Christchurch... one attendee claims the temperature has hit 39o Not so sure about that but yes, it is pretty warm... warm enough to cause stress and stress does funny things to people with Type 1 diabetes so what better way to start the day with a keynote speech from Dana Lewis from The Open Artificial Pancreas System Project.