Embellishing the story telling

, posted: 26-Dec-2006 11:08

Christmas means I have time to catch up and watch some films I've wanted to see on DVD. However, the films ended up both amusing and annoying, which I didn't expect.
V for Vendetta is a great film visually and there's excellent acting by Step (read the entire post)...

James Brown is dead

, posted: 26-Dec-2006 07:55

The Godfather of Soul, James Brown has died. Wikipedia has already been updated - I'm not sure what I think of the speed with which Wikipedia notes people's deaths; it seems a bit ghoulish. Then again, look at this blog entry...

Brown died (read the entire post)...

New Zealand Herald revamped website live now

, posted: 14-Dec-2006 20:09

I was wondering what the NZ Herald would do with the new website, seeing that they make more money out of online advertising than they do for the Herald on Sunday. Today was the launch and I have to say, the new site looks good:

Chec (read the entire post)...

Brislen's Last Issue

, posted: 14-Dec-2006 14:14

Here we are then, last Computerworld issue of the year and also the very last one for Paul Brislen, the editor of the newspaper, before he heads off to Vodafone as their externally acting executive communications spokesmanager.

I did some (read the entire post)...

Casino Royale: Bond grows up

, posted: 8-Dec-2006 09:17

Having gone to see Casino Royale expecting an effete "Blond Bond" plus the usual assortment of cheesy action, gadgetry, car/plane/helicopter/younameit chases plus simpering bimbos, I came out of the cinema disappointed.

Well, not disappoin (read the entire post)...

NZ Police applies pepper spray 'by hand'

, posted: 29-Nov-2006 14:47

Paul Brislen drew my attention to this item from the Waikato Times, and more specifically, this paragraph:

Police confirmed pepper spray was used to subdue Ripia but said it had been applied by hand rather than sprayed.

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Check your bloglebrity status at Kineda

, posted: 18-Nov-2006 12:56

Terry Ng at Kineda has put together a fun Technorati tool that'll tell you where you stand as a "bloglebrity". Are you an A, B, C or D-lister?

The Techsploder's not up there yet, with stars like Xiaxue, TechCrunch, Scobleizer and R (read the entire post)...

Corrupting blogging

, posted: 15-Oct-2006 09:59

I read Michael Arrington's comments on PayPerPost clones ReviewMe and CreamAid with interest - and at the same thinking that it had to happen sooner or later. In brief, the above sites bring together advertisers and vendors who offers bloggers mo (read the entire post)...

Computerworld FryUp newsletter, October 6 2006

, posted: 13-Oct-2006 11:38

[One-off posting of the October 6 FryUp...]

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Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya murdered

, posted: 8-Oct-2006 16:15

Russia's arguably bravest journalist and dissenting voice against Vladimir Putin has been murdered. Yesterday, Anna Politkovskaya was shot dead by an unknown assassin in the lift of the block of flats in Moscow where she lived.

Politko (read the entire post)...


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