ANZAC Day in Devonport

, posted: 25-Apr-2007 13:19

ANZAC Day in Devonport was sunny and warm, with a surprisingly large turnout. I biked down to the village and found heaps of people already gathered by the war memorial bronze statue (the "Untidy Soldier" by Frank Lynch).

Being me, I didn& (read the entire post)...



Helen Clark - Steve Ballmer caption contest winner declared

, posted: 24-Apr-2007 21:36

My apologies: the caption contest featuring Helens Clark and Robinson, and Microsoft's Chris Liddell and Steve Ballmer should've been closed sooner. Life, work and holidays intervened however, but now I've decided who the lucky lucky dwarf winner of (read the entire post)...



Microsoft Presenter 3000 and Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000

, posted: 24-Apr-2007 20:47

We are a WIMPy lot, us men, and mice are therefore important tools. Computer ones, that is. I've been playing with two Microsoft pointing accessories, the Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 and the Presenter 3000 a bit lately, mainly out of curiosity. (read the entire post)...



Fisk on Wikipedia and Web hate campaigns

, posted: 22-Apr-2007 11:01

"There is no end to the Internet's circle of hate," writes Robert Fisk in his article, Caught in the Deadly Web of the Internet, published in the Independent. Fisk, in case you've missed it, is a well-known British journalist whose critical pieces on (read the entire post)...



Windows Vista finally working

, posted: 21-Apr-2007 10:12

I am posting this blog entry from Vista, using Firefox 2.0.0.3. Before that, I read email with Thunderbird 2.0.0.0. The Dell Photo 926 printer now prints, and Joost works great.

What did I do? Well, after upgrading the BIOS on my Intel 975 (read the entire post)...



Utterly good: Dan le Sac vs Scroobious Pip

, posted: 18-Apr-2007 20:07

Every now and then, a sheer flash of brilliance appears. Here's another one of those rare moments.



Lyrics:

Thou shalt not steal if there is direct victim.
Thou shalt not worship pop idols or follow los (read the entire post)...



Sign petition to save Pandora and Internet radio

, posted: 18-Apr-2007 08:13

The copyright crazies in Washington DC have decided to kill off streaming Internet radio by forcing up royalty fees three-fold. I'm a fan of Pandora and all those weirdo little Internet radio stations that pop up in iTunes, and believe it would b (read the entire post)...



Iraq anti-war message reaches new highs (or lows)

, posted: 15-Apr-2007 18:44

Country singer Sandy Belle tells it as it is. Freaky like in Abu Ghraib. Yup.

Courtesy of Bitch PhD, who warns that the clip is:

... simultaneously hilarious and utterly appalling.




I (read the entire post)...



Papakura rape never happened

, posted: 15-Apr-2007 14:18

This is indeed very tragic - the Papakura woman who said an armed intruder had raped her in her house made up the story. She's being referred to "health professionals" and will probably end up in court for this.

Maybe there is some sor (read the entire post)...



How will DoubleClick customers react to Google buy?

, posted: 14-Apr-2007 13:05

While most people will go "woah" at the size of the Google/DoubleClick deal (US$3.1 billion) there are some who won't be happy. Not because of the money, but because they're DoubleClick customers who wanted to stay out of Google's claws.< (read the entire post)...





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