Below you'll find links to some of the things I've written. They range in age from pre-historic, to current and cover technical, explanatory, educational, social and professional topics. Links within the texts may not work as expected. Some topics have aged well, others not so much, so be prepared for a variation in relevance.
What happens to your data when your service provider uses a third-party to manage their service? For example, consider what information your accountant shares with their online accounting service when they lodge your tax return on your behalf.
“This is a huge wake-up call for the corporate sector, in terms of protecting the data which is there. And we want to make sure, as well, that we change some of the privacy provisions there so that if people are caught up like this, the banks can be let know, so that they can protect their customers as well,”
When was the last time you received a telephone call?
The job marketplace is ostensibly where employer and employee meet to their mutual benefit, but years of optimisation by marketers and accountants have all but killed this simple transaction, making it an abysmal experience for both.
If you find a way to introduce Linux into Fortune 1000 companies, you might raise the profile of Open Source software.
How to travel around Australia using a 2m two-way mobile satellite dish intended for installation in your back yard.
If you receive Spam or emails with attachments that attack your computer, here is an explanation of what is going on.
A discussion for IT professionals about how we need to develop our understanding of electronic commerce.
One of the better ways to waste some time behind a computer is to use your brain.
When you learn to fly you have to follow in the footsteps of every pilot who went before you. This is my story.
In simple terms explanations of computing concepts are given as short tips.
Since 2011, I've created a weekly podcast about amateur radio.
As a regular contributor to Reddit, you can find my posts under my main user account /u/vk6flab.
2014 GovHack - BusHack
For GovHack 2014 we used the electronic ticket data for the City of Perth for March and April 2014. 16 million journeys made across bus, train and ferry. [YouTube]
iVEC Big & Complex Data Prize
GIS Rising Star award
2015 GovHack - Datagum
2016 GovHack - Public Housing
For GovHack 2016 we created a platform that shows where best to build public housing. [YouTube]
Landgate - SPUR prize
2017 IDEAHack- Cup of Sugar
Hosted by the Department of Communities we created a process to connect communities by way of sharing skills in a framework based around community events.
The Committee of Australian Directors of Information Technology commissioned a report about exchanging documents using electronic mail.
How To documents:
Linux-Tiny is a collection of patches to the Linux kernel to remove different aspects of the kernel in order to save space. For example, removing all the error messages from the kernel removes about 300k from it..
Afterwards you can lodge your BAS on-line at the ATO's Business Portal using Linux.
Curtin University maintained a student lab full of computers. This is how it worked.
When an email community gets too large for all members to know everybody, some guidelines may assist in the process of keeping the dull roar of noise to a background level.
ABOI is a newsgroup intended for reposts of things found on the 'net. In 1994, when AOL came on-line, many new visitors to the Internet started posting rubbish.
Using email is not a skill that comes with birth. Some aspects, such as protecting the privacy of your recipients needs to be taught. This set of documents explains what Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) means, how it works and how you can use it.