Number portability: churn baby, churn?

, posted: 2-Nov-2006 20:38

Softbank in Japan seems to have smacked its head hard on number portability, if is to be believed.

More than 200,000 subscribers switched from Softbank the first day number portability came into effect, and Japan's third- (read the entire post)...

OpenBSD 4.0 out

, posted: 1-Nov-2006 21:16


Nov 1, 2006.

We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.0. This is our 20th release on CD-ROM (and 21st via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of ten years with only a s (read the entire post)...

Flickr targetted in new-style social phish/trojan attack

, posted: 1-Nov-2006 16:05

My MSN account had a peculiar looking message in it recently:

I don't have a photo on Flickr so I assumed this was some sort of "click me and get h4x3d" type of email - and indeed it was.

The link went (still go (read the entire post)...

Email servers strain under doubled spam load

, posted: 1-Nov-2006 15:30

If you have noticed a big increase in spam lately, you're not alone. My mail server is getting hammered by spammers, and half of Ihug's customers experienced a day-long delay in receiving email.

Much of the spam comes as images - t (read the entire post)...

Project management, illustrated with a tree and a swing

, posted: 28-Oct-2006 11:30

This is scarily accurate...

From EzzyEnough.
(read the entire post)...

No enforced registration of Chinese bloggers -yet

, posted: 26-Oct-2006 14:21

Reports that Chinese bloggers would be forced to register their names, email addresses, phone and identity card numbers with the Internet Society of China (ISoC) turned out to be a little premature, but only just.

The ISoC has submi (read the entire post)...

Bob Jones talks about Annette Presley on Radio Live

, posted: 25-Oct-2006 17:56

"Bob Jones talks to Graham Hill on Radio Live about the Sunday Star Times coverage of his cellphone disagreement with Annette Presley and Julie Christie". Courtesy of Tribesman35.

Thanks to David Slack for finding it... (read the entire post)...

He's purple!

, posted: 25-Oct-2006 13:50

If you dress up in a big, purple moobie costume, chances are you'll get molested. This guy found that out the hard way at the recent Armageddon exhibition in Auckland:

The purple dude, that is.

And what to make (read the entire post)...

Size of unlawful election spending in NZ $100 million

, posted: 25-Oct-2006 11:56

The Herald reports that the government has been advised that just about all election spending since 2000 has been unlawful. Why? Seems the Parliamentary Service made a "momentous blunder" and didn't get the Speaker of the Parliament's written (read the entire post)...

Firefox 2.0 out

, posted: 24-Oct-2006 15:17

Just in case you missed it, Firefox 2.0 is out and ready to roll. I think it's a worthwhile upgrade to 1.0.x and 1.5.x, but no doubt some of the IceBackporters will vehemently disagree with me and start up their flame throwers. Umm, tomorro (read the entire post)...


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