New Zealand Herald revamped website live now

, posted: 14-Dec-2006 20:09

I was wondering what the NZ Herald would do with the new website, seeing that they make more money out of online advertising than they do for the Herald on Sunday. Today was the launch and I have to say, the new site looks good:


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Brislen's Last Issue

, posted: 14-Dec-2006 14:14

Here we are then, last Computerworld issue of the year and also the very last one for Paul Brislen, the editor of the newspaper, before he heads off to Vodafone as their externally acting executive communications spokesmanager.

I did some (read the entire post)...



FedEx thinks NZ and New Caledonia are the same country

, posted: 9-Dec-2006 12:34

To get an idea how much it would cost to send Christmas pressies via FedEx instead of Ye Olde NZ Post to family in the UK, I did what the any Modern Geek does, and looked at US courier company's website for the rates. The site helpfully picked Ne (read the entire post)...



A measure of popularity?

, posted: 8-Dec-2006 17:03

Zillion's has the Air New Zealand Christmas for Kids charity auctions going at the moment, with a range of errm, interesting items going under the hammer. Fa Loh Suee pointed me to these two below, featuring the leaders of our two biggest parties (read the entire post)...



Casino Royale: Bond grows up

, posted: 8-Dec-2006 09:17

Having gone to see Casino Royale expecting an effete "Blond Bond" plus the usual assortment of cheesy action, gadgetry, car/plane/helicopter/younameit chases plus simpering bimbos, I came out of the cinema disappointed.

Well, not disappoin (read the entire post)...



Firefox 2.0 and Windows Vista niggles

, posted: 3-Dec-2006 13:23

I'm using Windows Vista RTM now on a daily basis despite it to be honest not being quite ready for prime-time. Vista drivers for the different bits and pieces I use are starting to show up, but many are still missing, or just don't work all t (read the entire post)...



Update Java to keep Vista Aero running

, posted: 3-Dec-2006 12:08

Here's an annoying Vista problem that I encountered: running Java applets in a browser kills the Aero interface. You can test this easily by going to any site like this airport monitor for Boston Logan International Airport. Once the site and the (read the entire post)...



NZ Police applies pepper spray 'by hand'

, posted: 29-Nov-2006 14:47

Paul Brislen drew my attention to this item from the Waikato Times, and more specifically, this paragraph:

Police confirmed pepper spray was used to subdue Ripia but said it had been applied by hand rather than sprayed.

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Separation angst over for Telecom

, posted: 29-Nov-2006 07:32

The wait is over: yesterday, the Select Committee reported the Telecommunications Amendment Bill back to Parliament and there was an almost palpable sigh of relief from Telecom HQ. While it's obvious that the cross-party committee didn't buy (read the entire post)...



Rainbow again

, posted: 26-Nov-2006 19:35

The inimicable Rainbow. (Warning: 16MB video clip)

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