Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

Some people love LinkedIn and manage to gain significant earnings from it- could you use it better?

, posted: 6-Oct-2017 16:39

LinkedIn is the social network for professionals - are you one of those who could benefit from using it more? Paul Spain shares how some basic activity on LinkedIn helped generate a significant amount of earnings for his small business. Included are some simple LinkedIn tips that are easy to execute.
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Ready to start an IT Support career? Or prove your seniority?

, posted: 21-Apr-2014 20:08

This year I'm expanding my team at Gorilla Technology and right now am looking to fill two roles in Auckland city: Senior Systems Engineer / Senior IT Support Engineer Entry Level IT Support I'm particularly looking for people who both learn technical things very quickly and have great people skills. If you're just looking for 'another job' then this probably isn't the role for you. At Gorilla we work differently from other companies and we're looking for people who stand out. There is much t (read the entire post)...

Ford Focus S 2013 with Ford Sync - Tech Review

, posted: 12-Dec-2012 16:51

This special NZ Tech Podcast feature sees Paul Spain hit the streets in the Ford Focus Sport 2013 (New Zealand/Australia/Asia edition) to test out it's technology features - including Ford Sync which has just been released in the region in the Thailand manufactured Focus Focus 2013. Ford Focus S 2013 with Ford Sync - Tech Review Keep up-to-date with tech, gadget, mobile and internet news each week by listening to the NZ Tech Podcast. (read the entire post)...

And the winner is... (updated)

, posted: 9-Oct-2008 00:26

My experiment with crowd sourcing a new logo for Cloud Labs is over. It was clearly a success and the winner has been announced. Here it is, with respect to the designer Shtap, and the dozens of others who participated.

Update: Based on comments of my blog readers it appears there is another logo being used by a local company that has some similarities to this one and they also have similarities with their name, so we're evaluating options to modify the logo accordingly.
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Crowd Sourcing a new logo for Cloud Labs

, posted: 27-Sep-2008 10:29

I've been fascinated by the concept known as crowd sourcing for some time, so last night I decided to start an experiment. I'm engaging the techniques of crowd sourcing to obtain a logo for Cloud Labs (one of my business interests). Right now the process interests me more than the end result - but that said I haven't any particular expectations about the outcome so maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.

So far, crowd sourcing creates as many questions as it does answers. In the case of (read the entire post)...