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Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – worst descriptions #2

This is simply – in a word naff!

In a few weeks time the small rural town of Cambridge, a wealthy English look-alike village, hub of the New Zealand equine industry and home to the national rowing team, will welcome tens of thousands of visitors for the 2010 World Rowing Championships.

The normally quiet, tree-lined streets have been adorned with bunting, local parks and public gardens groomed, shops well stocked and extra staff hired as the town prepares to become home, business and support centre, and party central to hoards of competitors, supporters and spectators.

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Cambridge NZ Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand

Welcome to Cambridge New Zealand – worst descriptions #1

As I found it – cut and paste nonsense.

Cambridge, New Zealand is a charming boutique town offering quality accommodation, dining, shopping and activities.

Cambridge attractions, souvenir and gift stores including the Cambridge Country Store, art galleries, antique shops and Cambridge Museum are definitely worth a visit . Cambridge accommodation includes motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, backpackers and luxury lodges.

Visit the world famous Cambridge Stud, the home of former champion sire Sir Tristram and current champion sire Zabeel. Cambridge Raceway Following an extremely successful event at Queens Birthday weekend, the Cambridge-Te Awamutu Harness Racing club is delighted by the decision to allow them to host this event again during Queens Birthday weekend in 2012.

Lake Karapiro, site of the World Rowing Championship Regatta in 2010 is only a few minutes drive from central Cambridge.

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Waipa District

Waipa District statistics

A whole raft of stats about Waipa District on the Statistics New Zealand – Tatauranga Aotearoa website.

15.3 percent of people in Waipa District were born overseas, compared with 22.9 percent for New Zealand as a whole.

.. and other interesting & useful stuff.

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Cambridge NZ Lake Karapiro Rowing Twitter

Maadi Cup Tweets

Curley27, Motorbikegirl, _Bonjour_deprivedonlykid

Favourite :)

Stroke: sits at the front and looks pretty Bow: has an amazing talent for finding floating trees, banks, other boats, etc

I did a search interested to see what the take up of Twitter is among this cohort of people; um – not great. Maadi the place in Egypt is mentioned numerous times – most probably by an age group a decade or half a decade older. Then I am only using the one word search; ‘Maadi’. Could also be that phone to phone texting is so ubiquitous here that Twittering is of little interest. That and it’s public nature and ease of use or not.

Now I have found: Twitter Alerts. Well a Twitter alert service called TweetBeeps.

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Leamington NZ

Map My Ride

Some cycling tour ideas out of Leamington New Zealand.

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Cambridge NZ

What’s on in Cambridge New Zealand

What's on in Cambridge NZ today

Out with the old – 5 days – and in with the new – it just wasn’t doing it for me.

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Website launch day

I’m doing final checks on Cambridge New Zealand on the web – the spin off and Cambridge NZ today the main act. Deadline midnight.

Update 22:40 31/12/2008: All go.

First posts: karapironz.co.nz | leamingtoneast.co.nz

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Cambridge NZ

Call for images :: Barack Obama

ZoneZero invites people from all ages and countries to send their photographs, texts and photo-compositions for exhibition with the theme: Where were you when Obama was elected president?

07PM 5/11/08

The Huffington Post – screen grab – 4:07PM 5/11/08 (UTC/GMT +13:00 Hours) – Cambridge NZ.

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Cambridge NZ

Using Issuu

Issuu is an on line PDF reader which I intend using for some projects. It is easy to use and looks great. Click on the link above and have a look at this new version of the Cambridge Olympians Parade from the 29th of August 2008.

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Election 2008 Tāupo Electorate Web

National win Tāupo Electorate

Congratulations Louise Upston by a significant margin.

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Election 2008 Web

Election night blogging

21:59: TV1 is dancing around a National coalition win. Looking likely.
21:52: BTW It is Guy Fawkes night here. I am completely surrounded by fireworks going off.
21:47: Natrad are speculating – Helen’s options should Labour lose. Who knows?
21:16: TV3 are speculating – a tight race (if Winston scrapes together 5%)??
20:52: Russell’s comments, good point Stephen Judd.

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Web

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By Patrick Moberg. And Flickr.

Edited 8:00 09/11/2008

And here. And more. There is heaps of stuff out there if you are of a mind to look.

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Election 2008 Web

I’m with Russell

Some thoughts for election eve. And the resulting discussion is well worth the effort.

Enjoy tomorrow.

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Leamington NZ Photography

Photography as metaphor

Photography as metaphor

Photography as metaphor and symbol, analogy, Digital negatives, The Digital Darkroom, Make your own church sign, The Digital Photography School blog, Photoshop CS4, mixed metaphors, worry, puns.

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Web

Barack Obama

This page is loading slowly I assume because of traffic. And these photos.

Update 06 11 2008 17:44 Got the photos link wrong this is it.

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Web

Andrew endorses Barack

The Daily Dish

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Web

Margaret and Helen

.. like scrapbooking with a computer.

Hat tip: Andrew.

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Photography Web

GRINZ goes contemporary

GRINZ (GROUP OF REMARKABLE IMAGEMAKERS OF NEW ZEALAND) the New Zealand photography newsletter published weekly – on Sunday evening – has had a make over. The Wellington based, nine year old, web newsletter publication now sports a pleasing contemporary look. To subscribe go to GRINZ. It’s that easy.

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Web

American politics

A fairly comprehensive list of daily reading is found below, among my links. This and this and more recently this. Also. This is interesting.

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Web

Ha ha!

Very funny.

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Web

Are you registered?

Want to know if you’re registered to vote? Click here.

Heads up Russell.

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Web

Wellington on Huffington

Been there for a couple of days. Can’t enjoy the American ads any more. I don’t think it has anything to do with the new ISP. No doubt it reflects NZ readership.

Published: 16/12/2008

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Leamington NZ

Broadband speedtest

Download Speed: 3507 kbps (438.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 507 kbps (63.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

Speedtest run at: 08:42 pm, 11 Oct 2008

(Leamington | Kinect)

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Web

Jon Stewart on Fox News

The link http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=187600

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Web

Thinking about Wilfie

Dogs are best. Actually I like cats .. best?

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Web

John Cleese and Fox News

A poem. And this is almost as funny.

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Photography Web

Jona Frank

Nice.

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Web

I’m not sure

about the new look.

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Photography Web

A timely reminder

To take RAW seriously and stop mucking using it infrequently. I must, I must do some serious study and experimenting. Thanks GRINZ for the link.

Follow the links

http://www.rawworkflow.com/

http://www.rawworkflow.com/blog/2008/9/29/instant-jpeg-from-raw-ijfr.html

http://rawworkflow.squarespace.com/instant-jpeg-from-raw-utility/

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Web

A bit of fun

Google 2001

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Web

Cloud computing

This is something I have done – partaken of – in bits and bobs since 2004. With the move to the WordPress.com servers, Domain mapping to the same and a move from Gmail to Google Apps – BTW looks and acts the same – I seem to be right in the middle of it.

The trick is a work flow that suits each step and learning to admit defeat, quickly, when the next bright shiny idea/widget doesn’t gel. Give and take is the saying.

Cloud computing a Wikipedia explanation. And Stephen Fry, yes that Stephen Fry, weighs in. I don’t understand the terms and conditions on Stephen’s blog so here we have a cut and paste instead of the usual live link.

http://stephenfry.com/blog/?p=57

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Web

Web browsers

When I was looking around for a feed of the VP debate yesterday afternoon I came upon this. It is as simple an explanation for keeping up with browser development as I have seen.

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Web

Sarah Palin

Roger Ebert, Susan Kaiser Greenland, Andrew Sullivan, Carl Bernstein and Oliver Kamm. My own thoughts are here.

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Web

Perspective

Oliver Kamm has just been on BBC HARDtalk. I assume the programme is repeated during the next 24 hours or so.

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Cambridge NZ Web

Yahoo! Messenger

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Photography Web

Photography and history

These photographs, from the collection of the United States Library of Congress, are hugely influential in informing my own photograph making.

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Web

Gossip and speculation

Yglesias – you need to read the comments to get the full effect – the posts in question Your move, McCain, The View From Your Window.

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Web

Hurricanes from space

On the Boston Globe site.

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Web

Andrew’s face of the day

Priceless

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Photography Web

Photos and politics

Seems our government is not alone in using stock photographs to put a point across.

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Web

Google Chrome

I like it. It is simple to use. The new tab/most visited site/browser history thing is great. It doesn’t have any fancy functionality. Very basic. No FTP, no web developer stuff which I use daily with Firefox. The navigation/address bar doubles as the search engine. Apparently it shares a common heritage with Safari. You can read the fors and againsts here. ReadWriteWeb is always worth a visit if you are interested in such things. You can download Google Chrome here.

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NBO hassles

This outfit cold called us last week. They featured on one of the six o’clock news shows this evening (sorry not sure which as I tend to flick backwards and forwards depending on the story). Not sure if we were singled out but it took us two days to shake them off. See here. And here – this later thread is from 2005. This from the same site is a bit techie. And this.

The two most popular business search portals in NZ are Yellow and Finda (not sure of their relative market positions – I am sure Yellow is significantly larger). If you can’t find what you are looking for with Google (English or Te Reo versions), Finda or Yellow it probably doesn’t exist.

If you are wanting to be found look into these three first. I wonder how Limelight is getting on. There are any number of smaller industry or area specific lists which may be useful.

Not sure how relevant this is. No search engines or directories.

Edited 14/11/2008: Spelling!

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Web

Barack Obama’s acceptance speech

The speech and the text.

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YouTube

Meanwhile in America

Forty five years ago.

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Web

The Atlantic

Self referencing. Here and here.

The prepared speech.

Update 27/08/08: Russell comments. My reaction was similar. If you did not catch the full speech on Stratos last night here is the YouTube link.

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Cambridge NZ Web

Jeremy from samosa.co.nz

This week’s curry: Spinach, pumpkin and red lentils Tikka Masala. Jeremy is in town – and Tirau – on Tuesdays. You can check out the menu at samosa.co.nz.

Next week: Capsicum, potatoes and soy meat in a butter chicken masala.

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Cambridge NZ

Broadband speedtest

Download Speed: 3445 kbps (430.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 119 kbps (14.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

Speedtest run at: 10:18 am, 25 Aug 2008

(Cambridge CBD | Vodafone)

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Waikato

Coming to an event near you

Taco Loco Mexican catering. In the Waikato that is.