Yeah gidday.

So we’re off – a couple of days in glorious Wellington and then close to three weeks road tripping and camping in the North Island. Heading up through the Wairarapa, through Hawkes Bay and up around East Cape to the Coromandel Peninsula. Then as quickly through Auckland as possible to head north as far as we can go – we’ll try and give Tane Mahuta a hug on our way to Kaitaia and Cape Reinga.

Or we might just spend two weeks at Castlepoint – who knows?

Either way I’ll be somewhat out of touch for a couple of weeks. My trusty co-founder Ruth will keep the fires burning at bizchat, Zoli and Krish will do the same at CloudAve, Pete is manning the fort at Cactus and guy will sort out the buildings should they need it.

The sheep, chooks, orchard and veggie garden are taken care of as well so everything is, as they say, ship-shape.

I’m an agnostic sort of a guy so I’ll refrain from wishing you all a happy Chanukah, Christmas, Sylvester or whatever festival takes your fancy – suffice it to say that I hope you’ve all had a great 2008 and will join me in having what I’m sure will be an even better 2009.

Catcha on the other side!


Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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