Hustle for Russell

, posted: 10-Mar-2007 15:31

Dear Juha Just wanted to flick an email your way to let you know about a fundraising auction we are throwing for the well-deserving Russell Brown and his family. Not only an auction of fantastic items, the night promises a great musical line-up, wi (read the entire post)...

Vodafone and its SMS text scammers

, posted: 10-Mar-2007 11:44

The text scam item on TV3's Campbell Live piqued my curiosity for a variety of reasons. First, I recognised the domain name in the video clip,, as they're advertising on Google, and appear on my blog (yes, I'll try to (read the entire post)...

The PR Troll Dialogues: part I

, posted: 8-Mar-2007 16:40

I am embarrassed by the way some of my esteemed colleagues' openly bait PR trolls to liven up a dull day in the office. There is absolutely no need for that. PR trolls are warm and cuddly people too, and I love talking rubbish to them at any give (read the entire post)...

Room service

, posted: 7-Mar-2007 20:41

Staying in hotels is often a surreal experience - usually enjoyable, but at times reality tilts. I came back to my very nicely appointed hotel in Brisbane yesterday, finding the room immaculately tidied up and with this card left on my bed:

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Drought and humidity but a nice city

, posted: 6-Mar-2007 21:20

Brisbane seems to be a pleasant enough place, despite the worst drought of a century. The lack of water coincides with 95% humidity and record temperatures. It certainly felt clammy walking around but not as hot as in the tropics thank goodness (read the entire post)...

Geekzone blocked by China

, posted: 2-Mar-2007 13:01

Well, that's sucky attitude from the Chinese to block Geekzone like that. It's not like we ever write anything controversial about them here on Geekzone... right, Cokemaster?

Perhaps it was my grand, cunning scheme to start b (read the entire post)...

Symantec antivirus makes encrypted files inaccessible on Vista

, posted: 2-Mar-2007 12:16

This just in from a friend in the educational sector:

Subject: [SECURITY] Symantec Corporate Antivirus, Vista, and EFS
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 17:14:16 -0500
From: Gary Flynn
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE (read the entire post)...

How to get news posted on Boing Boing: just make it up

, posted: 2-Mar-2007 09:38

Have you wondered what it takes to get a linked posted on Boing Boing? Seems kind of random the way stuff is selected, doesn't it? Obviously, it'll have to be something that amuses or titillates the Boing Boingers, but what might that be?
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New Zealand finally has anti-spam law

, posted: 28-Feb-2007 09:15

Years after the rest of the OECD outlawed spamming, New Zealand has at last done the same: from September 1, 2007, Kiwi spammers face fines of up to $200,000 for individuals and $500,000 for organisations.

Having a law against spamming is (read the entire post)...

Blog stats: Vista on radar, IE7 overtakes IE6

, posted: 27-Feb-2007 11:23

Alastair from Scoop says he's not seeing many visitors using Vista in his logs; I have made the same observation over the past few months, but thought I'd check again. Sitemeter provides a convenient summary of the operating systems it picks (read the entire post)...


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