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Mount Taranaki in summer, Christmas 2015

Taranaki Christmas 2015 – a Photo Diary

I took some photos in Taranaki over the Christmas period – I grew up in South Taranaki, and headed down there to be with family.

These were taken on a Canon 70D. I’m new to this camera, so many of the settings were left at defaults. I will learn and improve!

The Stoner's Cookbook Wordpress Theme

WordPress themes – rebuilding The Stoner’s Cookbook

Among other things, I’m the CTO of a little website called The Stoner’s Cookbook. This month we released the first major site rebuild in years, and I wanted to post about the experience of building a WordPress theme from scratch. It’s a bit of a cathartic review of the process and illustrates the sort of issues you might deal with as a developer. I’m no expert, and might be (and am quite frequently) wrong, but it’s better to be wrong and learn something than think you’re right all the time.

Memory recall hysteresis vs marijuana intake

This is nonsense, really, and the semi-medical, research-paper-esque title is just there to annoy Google.

My recent TV appearances re Ashley Madison

The last couple of days were hectic for me as I responded to media requests for copies of the Ashley Madison data (they couldn’t or wouldn’t download the torrent themselves). It cost me a few USB sticks! Thereafter I was chased to explain how the files worked and take reporters etc through the data.

Wait But Why: SpaceX and Elon Musk

I love Wait But Why – the articles are in depth, fascinating, well written and full of humour.

The latest piece on Elon Musk’s SpaceX program and what’s it’s really about is awesome. Just saying. it’s a long read, but worth it 🙂

http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/08/how-and-why-spacex-will-colonize-mars.html

Ashley Madison Hack

So the hacking group Impact Team lived up to their threat and released 9.7GB of Ashley Madison (ashleymadison.com) website data to the Dark Web. Ashley Madison is a dating site geared towards people in relationships who want to have an affair – their motto is “Life is short. Have an affair.”