What am I doing?

, posted: 20-Aug-2007 20:32

I've had a few questions from people about what's happened and why there hasn't been any posts on Geekzone or the Techsploder blog here for a while.

Nothing dramatic has happened (sorry!) but I've taken a job. Yes. A job. F (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)...

March of the femtocells

, posted: 16-Jul-2007 20:52

Providing good coverage for mobile phone service is an expensive exercise for cellular telcos for many reasons. Frequency allocations are often stingy, it's hard to obtain consents to build cellular transmission sites, and organising sufficient d (read the entire post)...

Apple does it again - iTunes plugin crashes Outlook 2007

, posted: 5-Jul-2007 17:00

So, Apple's Software Update tells me there's a new version of iTunes with QuickTime available - 7.3 and 7.1.6 respectively. With some trepidation due to bad past experience, I let Software Update do its thing and restart the Windows XP SP2 sy (read the entire post)...

You know the NZ Internet sucks when...

, posted: 28-Jun-2007 13:34

...there's only room for America's Cup on The Herald's connection:

'We are currently running at maximum load for International and National Internet traffic due to the Americas Cup. Can you please stop all non-critical I (read the entire post)...

PR Troll dialogues part III: When all else fails...

, posted: 27-Jun-2007 17:16

Senior PR Troll caught up with me a while ago, telling me things are looking desperate. Big Client wasn't happy, and the account was up for pitch.

"I don't know what we did wrong... I mean, we dumped on print and favoured TV, right (read the entire post)...

Sponsored conversations are deceptive marketing

, posted: 24-Jun-2007 10:23

In one corner: a bunch of earnest bloggers with big audiences looking to make money. In the other corner: seasoned public relations and marketing people, drooling over the big audiences and smiling benignly at the naïve bloggers.

When (read the entire post)...

Fake Steve Jobs is a Microsoft blogger operative

, posted: 23-Jun-2007 14:59

Nick Denton at Valleywag has a short yarn about bloggers parroting Microsoft's "people ready" slogan, in a campaign by John Battelle's Federated Media. I agree with Denton that it's sad to see allegedly respected blog-voices bend over and (read the entire post)...

Yahoo! deletes email accounts as an 'incentive'

, posted: 22-Jun-2007 11:17

I'm one of the moderators of the Journalism New Zealand list/group on Yahoo! (JourNZ). For that reason I have an active Yahoo! account that I access most days in order to do the moderation thang. Yes, I'm totally aware of the utter wrongness (read the entire post)...

One reason Vodafone shouldn't be your next ISP

, posted: 19-Jun-2007 09:30

Spotted this on GigaOm earlier - it's Vodafone UK's Mobile Internet charging.

Straight exchange....

'7.50 = NZ$19.70 a month for 120MB
'1.00 = NZ$2.65 a day if you go over 120MB
'2.00 = NZ$5.30 per megabyte if (read the entire post)...


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