To Library or Not…

To all the coders out there! (and anyone else watching), Often when writing code, we’re told to turn our functions into portable modules so they can be reused in other code later on.… Continue reading

Music Major and Minor Keys

It’s been a while since I posted. Been on holiday :). I had a jam session with a friend of mine. Anyway, we quite often improve and make music on the spot. Being… Continue reading

Corporate Life

Last night I met up with a friend who works at a large organisation. There are many advantages working with/for a large, established organisation as opposed to being self employed. Working and networking… Continue reading


Everyone loses things from time to time. It’s just part of life, we must come to accept the good things and the not so good things. When it comes to loss, different people… Continue reading

Taxes in New Zealand

Working for yourself has loads of Tax advantages! Your effective disposable income for someone working in NZ earning $60,000NZD isĀ  $47,960. Assuming you use this money to buy stuff (and who doesn’t?), you’ll… Continue reading

Financing your hobby / work

It’s not often you need to finance your work. But when you’re self employed, self finance is paramount. It’s true! Poor finance will sink anybody and anything! So take care of your finances,… Continue reading

Trading with China

Unless you’re a large company with your own manufacturing capability, you’ll probably going to be sourcing your wares from China! With the advent of sites such as alibaba and made-in-china, dealing and trading… Continue reading

Marketing and Saying Hi To Randoms

Ever been to a gathering only not to know anyone you know? That’s what marketing is like! You have to approach strangers, people you don’t know! You’ll need to firstly get around introductions,… Continue reading

Real Time Processing

Did you know that MIDI (Musical Interface for Digital Instruments) uses the typical Serial Port on a micro? You can interface and make music using pretty much any microprocessor! MIDI is just Serial… Continue reading