Twitter.com DNS hijacked?

, posted: 18-Dec-2009 19:50

Twitter.com seems to be hijacked at the moment:
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;twitter.com. IN A
;; ANSWER SECTION:
twitter.com. 1901 IN A 74.217.128.160
;;; QUESTION SECTION:
;160.128.217.74.in-addr.arpa. IN PTR
;; ANSWER S (read the entire post)...



Microsoft being a Onecare

, posted: 13-Nov-2009 16:25

All right, I know it's good to that Microsoft provides a free malware scanning utility and that I'm being a bit of a duck to have a go at them, but nevertheless, the Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner is a bad idea that should be taken down fast. Fo (read the entire post)...



First test on Vodafone NZ HSPA+

, posted: 12-Nov-2009 09:30

At Vodafone HQ with Scott Bartley from PC World and Chris Keall from NBR, trying out HSPA+. On my Dell Studio 17 laptop and a Huawei K4505 USB stick, the results are...

Pingtest:



And the hoary old Speedtest:

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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)...



Brothers in spam – the Atkinsons

, posted: 3-Nov-2009 22:23

The conviction of Shane Atkinson in the High Court in Christchurch for spamming was a long time in coming. In 2003, when I wrote about Atkinson as a huge "make big penis fast" spammer, the reaction from the public fed up with huge amounts of offens (read the entire post)...



Today’s incomprehensible Windows security warning

, posted: 29-Oct-2009 09:47

Not enough caffeine in bloodstream this morning, and I fat-finger an Excel 2010 formula. Can't see what I've done wrong so click on "Get help with this error." Watch a window pop up with this warning: Wait. "Microsoft Office" from "Microsoft Corpor (read the entire post)...



Why would anyone buy the Wolfram Alpha iPhone app?

, posted: 19-Oct-2009 12:01

From the curious marketing strategy department: @duncn in Nelson pointed out via Twitter that the new Wolfram Alpha iPhone app is rather optimistically priced:"the Wolfram Alpha iPhone app looks cool, might pass since its sixty-five fricken dollars!! (read the entire post)...



Apropos that new Telecom logo

, posted: 16-Oct-2009 14:12

Tonight there will be son et lumière courtesy of Telecom New Zealand, as the telco lights up the Auckland Ferry terminal.

Rumours are flying around that this old logo, some eight years by now:


...will be replaced by (read the entire post)...



Time to blog some more on Geekzone

, posted: 8-Oct-2009 14:56

Now that Mauricio and Red Jungle have made it easier, with the Metaweblog API. This is good stuff, which means you can blog offline. I'm using the Technical Preview of Word 2010 to write this post, for instance. This is a test post really, to see how (read the entire post)...



Snow job on termination rates

, posted: 12-Aug-2009 10:54

There's a new stoush over termination rates brewing, this time cooked up by a rather peculiar alliance: Econet's successor NZ Communications/2 Degrees, Matthew Hooton's PR company Exceltium, Consumer NZ and The Telecommunications Users Association of (read the entire post)...





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