Geek garden update

, posted: 5-Nov-2009 13:46

Wet and warm keeps the green stuff happy. The garden is growing like anything, something that most New Zealanders are undoubtedly accustomed to, but for me is a Being There experience that still amazes. Have had lovely, sweet strawberries for the las (read the entire post)...



Paying for NZ toll roads over the web? Vista and XP SP2 only then

, posted: 15-Feb-2009 18:32

Sigh. I knew it was too good to be true. Going up to Foo Camp in Warkworth this weekend, we took the new tollroad that bypasses Orewa.

Verdict on the tollroad: excellent. Slowly going through the architectural disaster zone that's Orewa a (read the entire post)...



Coface downgrades New Zealand and 22 other countries' credit rating

, posted: 10-Feb-2009 15:30

The credit crisis spares no-one, says credit rating agency Coface, and moves New Zealand down to A2 together with Australia. Ouch. Things look set to remain dire until at least end of the year, says Coface.

Adding to the gloom, the IMF is (read the entire post)...



Sweden beats Italy in Euro Football Championships... for authors

, posted: 24-Jul-2007 07:40

Wonderful Europeans... what other part of the world would think of this? The article from Sydsvenska Dagbladet says Sweden beat Italy 4-2 in the finals, with Finnish scribe Juha Kanerva earning the best player of the tournament award.

Chec (read the entire post)...



More US travel restrictions

, posted: 16-Jun-2007 15:25

Travelling to the United States is already awkward, with all kinds of security measures before and after arrival. It's about to get worse though. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff wants travellers on the Visa Waiver Programme to regist (read the entire post)...



One reason to live in New Zealand

, posted: 3-Jun-2007 14:32


Friday was great day out in the Hauraki Gulf, courtesy of Nat Torkington and Zom, aboard the good ship Foam. We were very lucky with the weather, catching the last of the Indian Summer up north. Sunny and warm and next to no wind and very still (read the entire post)...



You know, this is wrong for so many reasons...

, posted: 22-May-2007 21:10


Now you're going to ask me "WTF is that all about?" and... it's kind of hard to explain but you're looking at "Be@arbrick" collectible toys, as made by Japan's Medicom Toy Inc.

Apparently, people like H R Giger, Karl (read the entire post)...



Behold the Mighty Roboson!

, posted: 16-May-2007 19:14

This is geeky in the extreme I suppose, but one of the features in Intel Santa Rosa notebook platform that I was looking forward to check out was the "Robson" FLASH memory cache. At the last Intel Developer Forum that I attended, Robson was one of th (read the entire post)...



Ice hockey world championships final: Finland versus Canada

, posted: 13-May-2007 14:07

In about fourteen hours' time, at two 4.15 in the morning here in New Zealand (if I've got the time difference worked out right), Finland will play Canada for the gold in the 2007 ice hockey world championships.

Ice hockey is the national (read the entire post)...



ReelTime downloadable movies coming to NZ - but will it work here?

, posted: 7-May-2007 20:37

M-Net says Australia's ReelTime downloadable movies and games service will be available for New Zealanders from next week, which should make things interesting for the likes of TVNZ. The NZ version of the Reeltime site is already up, and there (read the entire post)...





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