Technology

A lab, a workbench and look-out post. A documentation of Matt’s observational and experimental forays into the avoidance of doing himself any lasting damage with technology.

365 Project – COMPLETE

365 Project – COMPLETE

364.5 Days ago I launched a project to blog every day throughout 2013. Publishing this very post will complete that project. By way of something to write about today, I thought I’d surface some of my fave moments, and (going by view stats) some of yours. It’s been a remarkable year. Some of it I knew was coming – the… Read more →

A curious thing that I went and had a look at

A curious thing that I went and had a look at

Whilst researching a geocache this morning, I spotted a strange looking thing on a Google satellite view – near Stonefall Park / Stonefall Cemetery. The thing that caught my eye was a concentric circle pattern that looked like rippling water… (Here’s a link to the Google map page) After Elsie (a dog) and I had successfully completed our geocache jaunt,… Read more →

Bitcoins. They’re wierd.

Bitcoins. They’re wierd.

A friend of mine posted a picture of a bitcoin mine, over on facebook earlier today. He went on to say that bitcoins were making more than his regular job at the moment, possibly thanks to the recent price hike, where they topped off at a record high a few days ago of $674.38. Bitcoins have trebled in value since… Read more →

eCommerce Conference

eCommerce Conference

I’ve been in London today for an eCommerce conference with work. Fascinating and insightful. Pretty pooped now – just got home and need sleep (its been a full on 16 hour day so far) but I want to brain dump a few salient points before snoozeville… A lot of focus on CXM (customer experience management) and the age of smart… Read more →

Phones made by free range humans

Phones made by free range humans

An awful lot goes into making a phone. An awful lot of people, living in awful servitude – close to slavery conditions – as they’re paid their $3 a day for their 12 hour shift making phones that they couldn’t afford in a lifetime of saving. An awful lot of conflict, greed and corruption go into sourcing the precious metals… Read more →