Blogging in different languages

, posted: 25-Feb-2007 10:20

English is the language of the Internet, and is spoken by an estimated billion people or more around the world. That's no reason to overlook other languages however. There are half as many Spanish speakers for instance, and even more who converse (read the entire post)...

Windows Vista problem solving (not)

, posted: 24-Feb-2007 19:16

I really want to like Windows Vista but it's turning into seriously tough love. Every now and then things fail on Vista, for no apparent reason. Starting this month, the Nvidia video driver has "stopped functioning" but then recovers. The screen (read the entire post)...

Snooping MyBlogLog removed

, posted: 24-Feb-2007 13:16

Mauricio sent me a link to this JenSense blog entry that I read with some alarm. To cut a long story short, it looks like MyBlogLog is tracking Google AdSense clicks.

Jen writes:
They know the source of all the traffic to your (read the entire post)...

Sulu for the benefit of several Island Life readers

, posted: 22-Feb-2007 13:12


George Takei's man-sweaty message to Tim Hardaway:

Humm, nobody noticed that I demoted Sulu to ensign... phew. Yeah, yeah, so I'm not a Trekkie. (read the entire post)...

Earthquakes in Auckland: 4.5 magnitude

, posted: 21-Feb-2007 21:02

The Shakey Isles are living up to the name tonight - there's been a 3.7 magnitude earthquake in Auckland.

According to GeoNet, the earthquake was 30km east of Orewa on Auckland's North Shore:

Reference Number (read the entire post)...

May iGod be with you

, posted: 21-Feb-2007 20:47

You probably think I'm being facetious and even blasphemous against The Cult of the iJobs with this post, but no. Instead, it's the Anglicans at St Matthews who are taking a somewhat modern approach to sermons using... podcasts. In fact, it l (read the entire post)...

Wannabe wifi jacker pwned

, posted: 21-Feb-2007 12:31

I was talking to a colleague yesterday, who freely admitted to connecting to someone else's WiFi router and using that as a temporary connection, and also spotted this thread on Kiwiblog, in which most who comment seem to think it's fine to j (read the entire post)...

Scammed 419er pining for the fiords - video

, posted: 21-Feb-2007 11:16

Looks like has outdone itself this time... they got a 419er and his accomplice to act out Monthy Python's famous Dead Parrot skit:

Hilarious! Scammer baiting taken to a new level.

Check out the (read the entire post)...

Attack of the local Digg clones: MSN Reporter and Scoopit

, posted: 19-Feb-2007 13:11

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery they say, but does that mean it's a good thing? Probably not from an originality point of view, but when it comes to the Digg clones that are popping up, it seems to work. Microsoft has had its Reporter (read the entire post)...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

, posted: 18-Feb-2007 09:39

It's Chinese New Year, as the SMS from Fah Lo Suee saying Kiong Hee Huat Chai tells me (kam siah, hor). No ang pao/hong bao for me but there were huge fireworks last night, and I might try my hand at making yu sheng in a few days' time if I c (read the entire post)...


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