ETNZ’s IT Manager, Marty Yates, Describes his Two America’s Cups – so far

Local boy Marty Yates grew up learning to sail both in centreboarders and keelers. His father, Tony, was the go-to Pacific Ocean racing navigator in the pre-GPS days. Marty has fond memories of sailing in most classes of local yachts but visiting Great Barrier and the Bay of Islands in … Continue reading

Avon Adams and Karina Abadia Explain the Shaping Tamaki Together Project

After quick, 15 minute updates from me on the Ransomware virus and Graham Wright on the wider aspects of Internet Security, Avon Adams and Karina Abadia from the Tamaki Restoration Company (TRC) addressed our May Monthly Meeting on the Shaping Tamaki Together Project. The TRC is jointly owned by Auckland … Continue reading

Christine Fleming Departs

As you may know, Christine Fleming, long-time SeniorNet Eastern Bays member, former Chairperson and author of many informative and entertaining articles for us has resigned from SNEB. She’ll still be involved in SeniorNet by way of the Mac Group in Pakuranga. Christine Fleming (nee Lawler) was on the steering committee … Continue reading

Paul Caldwell Presents the Internet of Things and Big Data

At the April Monthly Meeting, Paul Caldwell presented a far-reaching overview of the latest consumer and professional IT technology. His excellent and detailed PowerPoint presentation was entitled The Internet of “Things” and you can download and view the PDF of it here. Paul started by recounting Moore’s Law, first stated … Continue reading

Bubbling enthusiasm masks serious need

Gizmo? Gizmo, according to Wikipedia, is a gadget – especially one whose real name is unknown or forgotten. Well, Dee Kemp-Towns from Independent Living Services had oodles of gadgets to demonstrate to members of SeniorNet Eastern Bays at their March meeting. Even when she put a name to them, quite … Continue reading

Tony Batistich Explains Geo Spatial Techniques to February Meeting

Our February Speaker, Tony Batistich, had been a longtime schoolteacher of Social Studies and Geography at Onehunga High School but, in 1987, he finally got fed up with the dumbing-down of the examinations. So he got a job with the Auckland Regional Council and worked on its Geographical Information System … Continue reading