The 419ers try very hard...

, posted: 11-Dec-2008 09:27

My ISP leaves the spam filtering to me, only tagging the emails as they arrive. This means I get some rather interesting specimens, like the one today that contained this image:

Mr Habib Mohammed Mahmuud claims to represent the well-known (read the entire post)...



Windows Vista and Server 2008 SP2 out Dec 2

, posted: 2-Dec-2008 23:47

MSDN and Technet subscribers will have access to Windows Vista and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 on Dec 2 US time, Microsoft tells me in an email from the local office.

Hang on... isn't Vista SP2 due to be publicly released in February next y (read the entire post)...



Why Trade Me went with Google Maps: Street View

, posted: 2-Dec-2008 09:39

There you go, the Street View reason why Trade Me went with Google Maps in favour of Smaps:

While I have reservations about Google turfing out locally developed stuff (Smaps was done by ProjectX in Wellie), you can't fault Trade Me for pic (read the entire post)...



PIPE Networks PPC-1 in financial trouble - what will happen to PPC-2?

, posted: 2-Dec-2008 09:24

Just read this in CommsDay:
"... Pipe Networks requested a share trading halt at the ASX after proposed financing arrangements for its PPC-1 cable between Australia and Guam fell through. Pipe's international unit said it had withdrawn from nego (read the entire post)...



New Zealand general election web stats - www.electionresults.govt.nz

, posted: 25-Nov-2008 14:18

How "webified" was the New Zealand general election recently? Have a look at the figures below, for the official New Zealand election results site and draw your own conclusions.

Stats courtesy of xml.net on the nz.web.dev Google discussion (read the entire post)...



Violent, no-sex Bond gets a Quantum of Solace

, posted: 24-Nov-2008 12:32


QoS director Marc Forster with cast Mathieu Amalric (Dominic Green), Olga Kurylenko (Camille Montes) and Daniel Craig (Bond).
SkyCity kindly invited me to a preview of Quantum of Solace and... yep, it's good. The film kicks off with a de (read the entire post)...



Customise search results with Google SearchWiki

, posted: 21-Nov-2008 13:01

Introduced to day for New Zealand, SearchWiki lets you customise the search results by promoting lower-ranked ones to the top, delete irrelevant ones and commenting on them.

Here's a screenshot, courtesy of Rob Shilkin from Google:
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Intel Nehalem coming out tomorrow

, posted: 17-Nov-2008 15:08

It's been a while since I thought about the processor or CPU inside my computers - Intel's dual and quad Core 2 provide ample performance for most of my needs. If anything, I'd need a new video card (or cards even), some more RAM (4GB plus is where i (read the entire post)...



Olympus competition picture speaks ruder than a thousand words

, posted: 16-Nov-2008 09:18

Spoken language is difficult enough, especially when it comes to English on either side of the Atlantic, but as this contribution to the Olympus Proof Competition reveals, gesturing can produce some interesting awkwardness too, depending on the cultu (read the entire post)...



On Radio Wammo this morning, about Windows 7

, posted: 13-Nov-2008 13:54

Glenn Williams, a.k.a. Wammo, asked me say a few words about Windows 7 on his programme on Kiwi FM, so I did. Click on the Winver image below to listen to the recording, in MP3 format. (Next time, I won't call on a mobile phone, as the sound quality (read the entire post)...





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