22 September, 2011
Exposure. Peruvians have built their country on it. Big scary one slip and you're screwed type stuff. Concentrate and don't stuff up. There's a sat phone, but you really don't want that number called.
17 November, 2011So I've heard from SimpleGeo, StubHub, Facebook, ESPN.com, and finally Visa who just launched V.me, Visa's new payment gateway. For me personally yesterday crystallized a lot, and in particular the last hour with Visa. Visa, in 18 months, launched their product V.Me, using an Agile development process, and, sitting down ? JRuby on Rails on the front end with Java on the backend. So lets repeat that back to ourselves, one of what must be amongst the largest IT shops in the world, who are probably the most paranoid in the world for security and process etc have started adopting Agile, and using rails. Cue blowing of mind.
16 November, 2011So, one of the highlights of my career was a month or so ago at the end of a standup announcing to my development team that they were off to the QCon Software Development conference. It's something I'd budgeted at the beginning of forming the team together and being a developer at my core knew would appeal to them. I have got to say, that the instant round of smiles seconds after saying it, spoke volumes...
10 November, 2011
If a photographer and a mountain biker mated, they would have produced this
This is damn near perfect. This is a hydration pack, mixed with a great camera bag. Designed to protect your gear, whilst giving it in whatever outdoor adventure sport that provides your adrenalin. It's the Clik Elite Compact Sport and I give it a full review here with some good pics and compare it to my trusty and well worn Camelbak Hawg
04 November, 2011
The real test of a travelling with a camera, 7 days clattering in a CamelBak
I spent 7 days on a Mountain Bike in Peru, with my GH2, and usually my favourite lens the 7-14mm, nestled in the top of my CamelBak Mule. When I say nestled, I really mean 'just enough room to put an elongated grapefruit'. Even at altitude, and when I was dog tired, it still didn't weigh enough to be an issue - I just packed it away every single day. The results were amazing photo essay on Peru here The telling fact, was someone else on the trip, did have a DSLR, with a Clik backpack, specially made to mtb with, took his camera one day, and then that was it - it stayed behind.