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SilverStripe CMS

By Michael Baxter / 10 March 2017

There are many different website Content Management Systems (CMS) on the market today. One of the newer players is the locally developed SilverStripe . This CMS was only open sourced in 2006. This allowed developers and designers from around the world to shape and improve SilverStripe. Since this time a vibrant open source community has grown around the project and the company has expanded with ... more »

Drone simulator

By Michael Baxter / 16 February 2017

Microsoft has made available a  beta version  of an advanced virtual world for training autonomous drones, as well as other gadgets that move on their own. The software, which is  available on GitHub , recreates conditions like shadows, reflections and other potentially confusing real-world conditions in a highly detailed, highly realistic virtual environment – without the risk of the real t... more »

The decline of the desktop just passed a major milestone

By Michael Baxter / 5 December 2016

They say it’s one of the saddest moments in a person’s life when their child can beat them at a game for the first time, and the desktop computer just had its own electronic version of that distressing experience. October 2016 was the month smartphones and tablet web browsing finally took the lead: 51.3% to 48.7%. Sure, there’s no biological link here, but there’s only one way this graph ... more »

FB tax not a good look

By Michael Baxter / 20 November 2016

Prime Minister John Key says he has delivered a blunt message to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that the social media firm has a public relations problem over not paying its fair share of tax. Key talked to the billionaire businessman on the margins of the Apec summit in Peru during a conversation that included Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Nieto. "I was reasonably blunt. I said I thought Facebook did have an issue in terms of its global tax, with the perception of its tax policy. And I thought he needed to change that," Key said.

Too much Big Data

By Michael Baxter / 17 October 2016

Sometimes people have access to too much big data. Check out these crazy comparisons - and there is even a book with more then in!.

13 Free Data Visualization Tools

By Michael Baxter / 19 September 2016

Data doesn’t have to be boring. Adding a dash of visual appeal to raw data can make it easily comprehensible and instantly appealing. In the interest of (1) making your data more user-friendly and (2) not boring the eyes out of anyone who sees your work, picking a trusty data visualization tool is a must. Check out the top 13 Free Data Visualization Tools.

How do people use your site?

By Michael Baxter / 29 August 2016

Ever wondered how people use your website?  Traditional website analytics show you what content people but heat maps show you how the accessed it.