Well AmiParty 21 in Poland lived up to all my expectations and then some. 🙂 The hospitality and warmth shown by Jeanot and the rest of the Chelm Amiga Legion team to David Pleasance, Amiga Bill and me was second to none. The strong Polish beer and aromatic home made vodka, known as Stalin’s Tears,… Continue reading Stalin’s Tears
First of all apologies for the relative silence. I started writing this update in late April while I was sitting in an airport lounge waiting for a flight to take me to another Amiga show. To be exact, the VCF SE 5.0 in Roswell, Georgia which is not only an Amiga show but celebrates the… Continue reading To be this good?
Recently I attended an informal talk by Dutch futurist Yuri Van Geest, the co-author of Exponential Organizations and Dutch Ambassador of the Singularity University. He talked about the disruptive impact that emerging technology and innovation would have on businesses and future job prospects. He claimed the key technological drivers of the “fourth industrial revolution”, quantum… Continue reading Quantum Leap
It’s already mid February and so much is happening in our Amiga world. I’ve just returned from a whistle-stop Amiga focused business trip to London, Cardiff, Brussels and Dublin. While I was in Belgium, thanks to Timothy de Groote the Managing Director of Hyperion Entertainment, I saw the Tabor board booting a beta version of… Continue reading Metamorphosis
Apologies for misquoting the lyrics to the famous Irish song but I started writing this blog in an airline lounge as I waiting for my flight to Auckland and onward to England via Los Angeles. For some strange reason I’m leaving the warmth of a Southern hemisphere New Zealand summer for the frozen winter in Europe. 😉… Continue reading When Amiga eyes are smiling!
As we are about to celebrate the start of a new year I thought I would quickly reflect on some of my experiences over the past 12 months. In many respects 2016 has been an excellent year for the Amiga community with the one exception being the sad passing of Dave Needle, one of the… Continue reading Happy New Year from the land of the long white cloud
At this time of year with mid summer fast approaching in New Zealand my Northern hemisphere imprinted brain has a difficult time coming to terms with warm weather, sunshine and Christmas. Not that Wellington has been particularly seasonal in the past few weeks, with earthquakes, storms and flooding. Still the calendar shows that today is… Continue reading Summer/Winter Greetings
I was going to entitle this blog “Showtime” to highlight the three Amiga shows I attended in the last 2 weeks but changed the title due to an incident while driving from San Francisco to Sacramento. Paul Sadlik, daytime architect and night-time beta tester extraordinaire, was driving me to Amiwest along with AmigaOS developer Tony… Continue reading Down the rabbit hole
I started writing this blog on my A.L.I.C.E. laptop while I was sitting in Sydney Airport waiting for my flight home to New Zealand after a short business trip to Australia. Although the visit was not Amiga related I still found time to meet up for a lunch with long-time and very active Amiga developer… Continue reading Movie Night
Boing Ball Vision If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I have a tendency to see “Boing Balls” in everyday objects. 😉 A few days prior to my recent trip to California to attend Dave Needle’s Memorial service I took part in a football practice session for the first… Continue reading Super Nova