12:06 PM, 27 August 2017

Autopsy of a slow train wreck

Everyone knows the story: armed with nothing more than a laptop and a dream, a couple of plucky geeks decide to take on the world: disrupting, innovating, and subverting their way to success.

But it isn't always like that. In fact, it usually isn't. This is a case study of one such a failure - TradesCloud. What went right? What went wrong? And what you can learn from TradesCloud's mistakes if you're contemplating starting a business of your own?


8:00 AM, 31 May 2017

Searching for a new place to hang my hat

Looking for an Australian software engineer with extensive experience with Python, Django, mobile, and weird hacks that make you cringe? Well, look no further - I'm available for hire.


4:00 PM, 29 April 2017

Moving to Lektor


7:47 AM, 13 February 2017

Opposing preference deals with the right

The WA Liberal party recently announced a preference deal with the right-wing One Nation party in the upcoming state election. I wrote this letter to my local member, Mr Peter Abetz.


12:52 PM, 1 January 2017

Quo Vadimus

It’s the start of a new year, which is as good a time as any for an announcement.


11:04 AM, 6 February 2016

On a replacement for Twitter

I've been a user of Twitter for almost 8 years. But I think the time is ripe for Twitter to be replaced - with a tool that has a much broader scope than just "microblogging".


2:43 PM, 28 August 2015

Expressing disappointment in my government

Today, I wrote a letter to my Member of Parliament, Ken Wyatt, Member for Hasluck.


3:10 PM, 5 July 2012

Personal funding, and the culture of open source

Can personal funding really work? Or does it require a cultural shift that our community isn't able to make?


12:58 PM, 27 June 2010

I can haz a question (or five)?

Wherein I explain why I ask so many questions at conferences.


2:46 PM, 12 April 2010

An end to my Evolution

Time to step down from one of my projects: Django Evolution.


4:33 PM, 15 August 2009

Getting hgsubversion to work under OSX

How to get hgsubversion working on an OSX box.


1:35 PM, 8 July 2009

Even better than I thought

Packt Publishing's contribution to Open Source is even better that I thought it was.


12:08 PM, 7 July 2009

Oh yeah... I should probably mention...


12:06 PM, 7 July 2009

Doing the right thing

It's nice when people that make money off open source projects give back something to the projects from which they benefit. Packt Publishing just made my list of companies that know how to do the right thing. Wotnews is another.


11:35 AM, 14 November 2008

This Week in Django

This week, I was a guest on This Week in Django. Listen to the end and you get a secret surprise ending.


1:12 PM, 5 November 2008

What! No comments?

Wherein I explain why I haven't enabled comments on my blog.


10:06 AM, 24 October 2008

EzyDVD store passwords in the clear

A public service announcement - if you use EzyDVD, be aware that they store their passwords in the clear.


10:59 AM, 21 October 2008

freakboy3742

Wherein I reveal the secret history of my freakboy3742 nom de plume.


1:19 PM, 13 October 2008

Yet Another Blog Engine

In which I announce my arrival in the land of the blogger.