Far North carparks 'supermarkets for thieves'

, posted: 7-Jan-2007 13:45

One thing that puts me at least off traipsing around the North Island is all the car break-ins and pillaging that seem to be the norm. Two years ago, family members travelling in the Bay of Islands in a campervan were attacked by a gang of youths at (read the entire post)...



Pentagon reads kiwi blogs

, posted: 6-Jan-2007 12:15

This one's from the "just because you're paranoid..." department, I reckon. I read the No Right Turn blog every now and then and for no good reason clicked on its Sitemeter chicklet. On the details page, I saw this entry:

Fascinati (read the entire post)...



Dear me... another bizarre promo from Microsoft

, posted: 4-Jan-2007 16:17

What do you do if you're Microsoft, and has released a product that's really quite good but perhaps not as stunningly great as to persuade customers with older versions to upgrade to it?

I'm not talking about Vista versus XP, but Office 20 (read the entire post)...



TradeMe down

, posted: 4-Jan-2007 09:55


Hmm... just as I was about to bid on an office chair. Typical.

Wonder what having it back as per above means :)

Update Waiting to hear back from TradeMe as to what happened, but Richard Wood of InternetNZ forwarded me the (read the entire post)...



Microsoft needs to rethink Windows Mobile security

, posted: 3-Jan-2007 15:33

The news that there is now an MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) exploit 'in the wild' or commonly available for Windows Mobile Devices was something of a déjà vu for me.

I got my first Windows Mobile device in 2004, a Telec (read the entire post)...



Poll: yes or no to Vista's DRM?

, posted: 30-Dec-2006 11:46

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Speaking of Vista and its DRM stuff, Mauricio sent me a link to an interesting take on it and Peter Gutmann's paper which I blogged about earlier, by Cringely.

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Five things tagged

, posted: 29-Dec-2006 13:09

Oh no... Mauricio tagged me with the Five Things meme. Gack. Fine, here are five things you possibly don't know about me and probably never wanted to know either :)
I was born in Finland. The reason I start with that is because a lot of peop (read the entire post)...



That Microsoft-AMD-Acer laptop fiasco

, posted: 29-Dec-2006 10:00

You can't have missed by now that the blogosphere is on fire over the initiative by Microsoft, AMD and Acer to send out laptops to bloggers. My take on it is that in principle, there's nothing wrong with the initiative. Some bloggers are very (read the entire post)...



The most important 'tech moments' in 2006?

, posted: 27-Dec-2006 15:12

2006 was a busy year for the technology sector everywhere, and I thought I'd summarise some of what happened. This will be in no particular order of importance or even date, and as usual, it's completely subjective (hey, this is my blog after (read the entire post)...



Embellishing the story telling

, posted: 26-Dec-2006 11:08

Christmas means I have time to catch up and watch some films I've wanted to see on DVD. However, the films ended up both amusing and annoying, which I didn't expect.
V for Vendetta is a great film visually and there's excellent acting by Step (read the entire post)...





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