Bookmarks for April 19, 2015

Some of the more interesting things I’ve read – or bookmarked to read – over the past few days.

Data.govt.nz gets a makeover 

Well now, the new-look data.govt.nz is looking pretty this morning.

Students recreate Gallipoli in Minecraft for Anzac Day | Te Waha Nui

Auckland students are bridging the generation gap for this year’s Anzac Centenary by recreating Gallipoli in popular video game Minecraft.

Shifting surveys: OMG’s Scott Keddie on what the new radio survey might look like :: StopPress

Shifting surveys: OMG’s Scott Keddie on what New Zealand’s new radio survey might look like | StopPress http://evlvgn.ws/1H3LEok

Police in Iceland are having Way more Fun than You on Instagram | Messy Nessy Chic

I didn’t even know police forces having instagram accounts was a thing, but apparently it is. The NYPD even has time for one. But no one gets it quite lik

The Winnipeg Free Press is launching a paywall that lets readers pay by the article » Nieman Journalism Lab

The Winnipeg Free Press is launching a paywall that lets readers pay by the article | Nieman Lab #AUTjournos http://evlvgn.ws/1H3Hdd6

Reclaiming our harbour: The People v The Port – Business – NZ Herald News

A useful backgrounder for anyone follow the Auckland port extensions | NZ Herald #AUTJournos http://evlvgn.ws/1c7cmRn

[toread] Rebranding the Business of Farming — re:form — Medium

by IDEO.org A common narrative about smallholder farmers in the developing world is that they’re desperately poor, have limited access to quality seeds and…

Video: John Oliver meets Edward Snowden and isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions – Quartz

“Well, the good news is there’s no program named ‘the dick pic program.’ The bad news is they are still collecting everybody’s information, including your dick pics.”

Can’t Kick a Bad Habit? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong — Psychology of Stuff — Medium

When “I don’t” is more powerful than “I can’t” in incrementally breaking bad habits: Can’t Kick a Bad Habit? | Medium http://evlvgn.ws/1a03cor