Taupo: Silicon Valley of the South?

Taupo: Silicon Valley of the South?

Here’s an article about me, Kloud and Beany published in the Taupo Times (June 2017) ROBERT STEVEN/FAIRFAX NZ Taupo has every opportunity to become the Silicon Valley of the North Island, says former Weta Digital developer John Curtis. John is the chief technical officer at Beany – an accountancy firm that is run completely over […]

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On June 8, 2017, posted in: Cloud, News by

Abundance at Work

Abundance at Work

Coffee & Fruit All the hip workplaces these days have lounge areas and kitchens. Oh, yours doesn’t? Sorry. Come and see me. It’s important to have little luxuries – to sit on a nice couch with a fresh nectarine or wander around with a coffee in hand not only stimulates the brain but also provides a […]

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On February 2, 2016, posted in: Blog, Coworking by

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Sony Bravia Android TV Review

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On September 8, 2015, posted in: Blog, Cloud, Informative by

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Coworking opens in Taupo

We’re up and running! Here’s a quick overview of our new coworking site in the heart of the Taupo CBD. For more info see our listing on SharedSpace.  

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On July 11, 2015, posted in: Blog, Cloud, Coworking, Informative by

Co-working in Taupo

We’re open! Check out our advert on SharedSpace. The Kloud Collective in Taupo provides freelancers, entrepreneurs and travelling business people an environment in which they can thrive. Just turning up to work becomes a networking experience, and a range of rooms to work from means you can adapt, keep fresh and inspired no matter what you’re working on.   Old School […]

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On June 9, 2015, posted in: Cloud by

Google Drive – Getting Started

Here’s a quick overview of how to Find Google Drive Create stuff Deal with shared items   1. Getting into Google Drive Once you’re logged into Google somewhere (e.g. Gmail) you’ll see the 9-square icon up the top right. Click on that to bring down the list of other Google Apps Select Drive Alternatively you can […]

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On October 17, 2014, posted in: Blog, How To by

Python Pyramid on Codio.com

Here are some notes on getting a Pyramid project up and running on codio.com This is a technical article aimed at Python developers! 1. Create your project on Codio I’ll let you follow your nose on that one. 2. Install pip This is the slightly non-obvious bit that has you scrambling for documentation, but let’s […]

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On July 29, 2014, posted in: Cloud, Dev by

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Weekender Links

Weekender Links

I write a tech column for the Taupo Weekender. Here are some links to things I talk about in the articles. 03 The Need for Speed Reference material How Fibre-Optic cable works Government fast-broadband Government Action Plan for Faster Broadband (PDF) Local Wireless Providers http://www.tstream.co.nz http://www.reap.net.nz 02 Streaming Music Subscription / streaming services http://music.google.com http://music.xbox.com […]

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On November 26, 2013, posted in: Cloud by

DIY Backup from Google Apps

DIY Backup from Google Apps

Google makes it easy to back up your cloud data. If you’re thinking “but my data is backed up if it’s in the cloud” then you need to read this. Using Google Drive for document storage is arguably a lot safer than storing on your laptop hard drive, even so there are some good reasons to […]

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Tricket – Book a Ride with Vend

Kloud has developed a web app which allows a retailer to book seats for a show or a ride. The clever bit is that it backs directly into Vend – the cloud-based Point of Sale system so you don’t need separate systems for selling tickets and selling stock items. At this stage Tricket is in […]

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