I’m Steve Dalton and welcome to my personal blog. If you want to find my work stuff, head to Refactor, AiKademi or Gold Coast TechSpace.

Some people also know me as “spidie” - so just to clarify, this was a childhood nickname as my legs were like a spider, it also included my initials SPD and I happen to like Spiderman and spiders in general. So it works!

“Dalts” - well that was my other nickname for obvious reasons. So - naming all cleared up!

Startup Community Leaders Day 4

Startup Community Leaders Mission - Day 4

To clarify - Heather was actually talking specifically on Mental Health. Investors in Colorado seem to be paying a lot more attention on this now and we saw this theme at a number of places we visited. The Founder is the vehicle to get you there, look after it like you would your car!

Adventures in Deeplens

We’ve been playing around with DeepLens again lately. They’ve been sitting on the bench for some time so the software was pretty badly out of date and as this still isn’t really a mainstream device yet, the old software didn’t work and the auto-upgrade from the AWS console didn’t work. I’d highly recommend just SSHing (I do hope you kept that SSH password when you set it up!) into the deeplens and manually upgrading. [Read More]

Jocko Willink on Leadership and Balance

“A leader must lead, but also be ready to follow. They must be aggressive, but not overbearing. A leader must be calm, but not robotic. They must be confident, but never cocky. A leader must be brave, but not foolhardy. They must have a competitive spirit, but be a gracious loser.” - Jocko Willink