A Christmas Chocolate Tradition

14 Feb, 2015

With Christmas becoming a distant memory and Hot Cross Buns on sale in supermarkets since January, I've come to realise that it's become a tradition for me to make chocolates as Christmas gifts for fa…
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Wellywood Controversy

08 Nov, 2011

For those who haven't been in touch with local Wellington news, part of the 'talk of the town' is the controversial 'Wellywood' sign, inspired by the well-known 'Hollywood' sign in L.A. (just switch '…
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Visual Art Meets Maths / Computer Science

04 Feb, 2010

Recently our Auckland office had a new art installation on the wall of one of its meeting rooms. Being a technology company, it was quite apt to make it an array of dots that predictably spelt 'Interg…
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Sprint vs Marathon

20 Jun, 2009

This week I have had to make a tough decision - to pull out of submitting my latest composition for consideration for an upcoming music festival. It is not a decision I have taken lightly, given how m…
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Accelerating the Creative Process

06 Jun, 2009

Probably the trickiest thing about composing music is bridging the gaps between different sections or melodic themes in the piece. You start out with a few basic ideas and rough plan of how the music …
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The Cost of Open Source

04 Feb, 2009

As a bit of background, I have composed a number of musical pieces in recent years, two of which have been submitted to competitions where selected works were performed by an affiliated orchestra. Obv…
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