Kiwis winners in phone plan price war →

With all the recent plans announced from 2 Degrees, Spark and Skinny New Zealander’s are finally getting some value for money with the now available smartphone plans. They could all offer more data as the need for SMS and Voice services are needed less these days. I myself have been on a pre-paid combo pack… Read more »

Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle →

Federico Vitticci (@viticci) posted a great article on how the iPhone has helped him achieve a healthier lifestyle after cancer treatment. He outlines the apps that he currently uses to record his steps, calories, sleep patterns and even his coffee consumption. I previously blogged about “self quantifying” before, and listed a few of apps I’ve… Read more »

Charles proxy is your friend

At work I’ve been updating some mobile apps (iOS & Android) that yesterday had their web service updated to pass me two parameters I needed (by one of the other developers). Me being a dummy I forgot to ask what those two parameters were called. So this morning I remembered my handy dev tool Charles… Read more »

Working remotely from home for 6 months

I’ve been working remotely now for over 6 months with Monitor from home. Its been a tough but overall enjoyable time. Here are some points about my experience and some advice. The good parts: I’ve gone from novice to more than competent with Angular JS with majority of work to date been building an Angular… Read more »

The Year Without Pants: and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun review

Automattic is the company behind the most popular blogging software in the world WordPress. In Scott’s book he describes how Automattic works from both a high level and directly in context of his own personal experiences being a team leader for Team Social on He describes how the company is far removed from formal… Read more »

Hardkour – a great runner puzzle game

My friend James has recently released his new game for mobile iOS (both iPhone & iPad), Android and Windows Mobile. Its a great endless runner with a simple puzzle mechanic and parkour influence. As your guy runs along a maze of green cubes some will have arrows pointing left and right. Make sure you have… Read more »

Using VSCO Cam for iPad →

Just like Shawn Blanc I too enjoy using VSCO cam for my photo post editing. The filters are truly great and with the iPad app now, I far more enjoy editing my photos on the big screen. The only different way I import my photos to Shawn from my DSLR is using an Eye-Fi card… Read more »

Weekend Wrap-up 9th November 2014

It really feels like summer now. Days spent playing outside with the kids, and parties with friends over for food and drink. The last birthday celebrations for this year were had, with my youngest turning two. Hope you all had a great weekend, enjoy these great reads. Responsive Images in Practise – A List Apart… Read more »

Weekend Wrap-up – 2nd November 2014

After surviving Mr 6’s tenpin birthday party this weekend, I managed to catch up on some great articles this week. Happy reading. 10 Things To Consider While Keeping a Level Head About AngularJS 2.0 – One Hungry Mind The whole Angular JS world blew up this week with the revelations of big changes in version… Read more »

Long Weekend Wrap-up – 27th October 2014

It’s Labour Day Weekend here in New Zealand and I’m having a pretty laid back weekend. It was my annual cleaning of the pool yesterday turning it from emerald green to blue with the help of a lot of chemicals and cleaning. Apart from that I’ve managed to read some great articles from my Instapaper… Read more »