Scammed 419er pining for the fiords - video

, posted: 21-Feb-2007 11:16

Looks like 419eater.com 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)...



MSN Hotmail bites the dust

, posted: 15-Feb-2007 17:58

Here's something I've not seen before: MSN Hotmail getting overwhelmed and not being able to serve up the webmail interface.

That's mail.msn.hotmail.msn.com (yes, that's the URL) which is what I get when I launch MSN Hotmai (read the entire post)...



US to pressure NZ into copyright compliance?

, posted: 15-Feb-2007 10:33

New Zealand has earnt itself a "Special Mention" (link goes to an Adobe PDF document) in the International Intellectual Property Alliance's 2007 Special 301 Report it seems.

The IIPA is a private sector lobby group comprising some 1,90 (read the entire post)...



No wonder 'bot armies' are so large

, posted: 14-Feb-2007 10:02

It's Patch Tuesday (or Patch Wednesday for us in the antipodes) again. My Windows Server 2003 SP1 box wants eight updates, six of which security patches, plus the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and a Daylight Savings Time fix.

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Online increases profitability: IDG

, posted: 11-Feb-2007 13:43

As you probably know, I'm a long-standing contributor to IDG publications like Computerworld and PC World in New Zealand and elsewhere; well, I was until last year, when Fairfax Australia bought the New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysian IDG titles (read the entire post)...



InternetNZ copyright workshops this week

, posted: 11-Feb-2007 10:43

Intellectual property is a hot topic at the moment. Lawyers are lustily lining their pockets with fees lobbying on behalf of the entertainment industry giants and politicians are busy introducing ill-conceived copyright laws that make criminals out o (read the entire post)...



Zune phone and LTE 4G wireless broadband

, posted: 10-Feb-2007 16:35

The gadget world is getting excited over the prospect of a Zune Phone (Phune? Zhone?) now that Microsoft has submitted an wireless device to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Will it be an iPhone competitor capable of cellular calls, or a (read the entire post)...



Kiwifoo video

, posted: 6-Feb-2007 09:56

Inveterate Microsoftie Nigel Parker put together a video collage (OK, mashup then) of the Baa Camp:

Also check out what he wrote in the blog - I vigorously deny playing Wii bowling (although hurling the balls overarm as in the picture co (read the entire post)...





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