photographic evidence: usa

photographic evidence: usa

Some photos from our visit to California (including San Francisco and Yosemite), New York, and Seattle.
photographic evidence: jellied fish

photographic evidence: jellied fish

We spent two nights in Monterey, California, between our stopover in San Francisco and our visit to Yosemite in October. One of the highlights of this resort town is the huge aquarium, complete with an entire wing dedicated to a large collection of jellyfish.
photographic evidence: the great wall of china

photographic evidence: the great wall of china

Fiona and I visited Beijing in 2008; we’d managed to pick up some cheap flights through AirNZs grabaseat site. We were there for a week, so didn’t go any further afield than the Great Wall at Simatai (I’d been to China the year before for a work trip, and had...
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photographic evidence: red rock canyon

photographic evidence: red rock canyon

I was in Las Vegas for a week or so in 2011, speaking at a conference at the Venetian hotel. I have to say I didn’t care *that* much for the city itself (I did the obligatory Las Vegas experience things), although Fiona came with me and she enjoyed it. I did, however, find some...
photos from india: part three

photos from india: part three

Part three of my collection of photos from India.
photos from india: part two

photos from india: part two

Part two of my collection of photos from India.
photos from india: part one

photos from india: part one

i didn’t put up any posts while i was india (for a number of reasons – we moved around a lot; internet access was a bit patchy; i had marathon installed on my laptop so endup up playing that instead of writing) – but i did take a lot of photos. rather than trying to...
cdn and wan optimization

cdn and wan optimization

this post is an article i wrote for the new zealand telecommunications review a few months ago (it appeared in the march 2011 edition). the telecommunications review website can be found here. Squeezing the last potential drop of performance from a costly WAN or internet connection is usually pretty high up on the list of...
foodie fotoshoot

foodie fotoshoot

i did a photoshoot for a friend of mine a week or two ago – he has recently returned to auckland from london, and is the head chef at the rendezvous hotel. they were looking for some new artwork for the various collateral (posters, websites, etc) that they put together for the restaurants and catering...
india

india

fiona and i are off to india – officially. we booked flights today, heading out early december, stopping off for a couple of nights in singapore on the way (got some family there we’re going to visit, along with all those huge and cheap camera shops), then flying into delhi. we’ll be in india for...
photographic evidence

photographic evidence

nonsuch park, london, january 2009. hoar frost on plastic fencing.
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photographic evidence

the roof of the entry to the library of congress – washington, d.c., usa.
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photographic evidence

detail at the grand palace, in bangkok, in may 2008.
international inter-networking

international inter-networking

a technical post this afternoon… i thought it would be timely to share some detail on some of the changes that we’ve been rolling out in the orcon network over the last few weeks. i’ve been with orcon for approximately the last eight years, and for the most part, bar some specialist services operating in...
photographic evidence

photographic evidence

in the summer of 2008, over christmas and new years, we spent two weeks driving around the south island. this photo was taken at around 4am on the car ferry from picton, at the northern tip of the south island, to wellington, at the southern end of the north island. it was taken with my...