Amazon links Debian with bondage?

, posted: 11-Oct-2006 13:02

You may have noticed the Amazon ads that I have on the blog (for filthy lucre purposes of course), but have you actually looked at them?

I did, after I put up the post about Debian and Firefox, because... the ads had changed. Dramatically (read the entire post)...

Debian, divisive and daft

, posted: 11-Oct-2006 09:43

Steven Vaughan-Nichols is one of the Open Source writers at Ziff-Davis that I read on a regular basis simply because covers the issues with a common-sense approach, and without feeling the need to shove ideology down your throat.

As we all (read the entire post)...

Another 'patchy' Tuesday for Windows users

, posted: 11-Oct-2006 08:18

As I waiting for automatic updates to kick in here, I get the October 2006 security bulletin from MS. Although other sources reckoned there'd be eleven patches, there are "only" ten this time:


It's true: Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion

, posted: 10-Oct-2006 11:02

News are in that Google went ahead and purchased YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stock. There's only one word to describe the deal, and that's "stunning".
YouTube has only been going since February last year, but has managed to corner the "user (read the entire post)...

Vodafone buys iHug -Updates with details

, posted: 9-Oct-2006 18:51

Vodafone has bought iHug, for $41 million. The announcement comes as no surprise: Vodafone has been "stalking" fixed-line ISPs for a while now, trying to purchase one in New Zealand in line with its policy change that charts out a wired future in con (read the entire post)...

Nightmare comes true: North Korea lets off a nuke

, posted: 9-Oct-2006 17:30

What everyone feared has come true: Communist North Korea has nuclear weapons. The North Koreans tested a bomb today according to the BBC, in the northern part of the country.

This will rattle the Japanese and of course, the South Koreans. (read the entire post)...

Vodafone de-DNS'es itself

, posted: 9-Oct-2006 16:27

If you're wondering why you can't get to, here's the reason:

$ dig a +trace

; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> a +trace
;; global options: p (read the entire post)...

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya murdered

, posted: 8-Oct-2006 16:15

Russia's arguably bravest journalist and dissenting voice against Vladimir Putin has been murdered. Yesterday, Anna Politkovskaya was shot dead by an unknown assassin in the lift of the block of flats in Moscow where she lived.

Politko (read the entire post)...

Telstra fires blogging staffer calling for open communications

, posted: 8-Oct-2006 14:39

Been meaning to congratulate Telstra in Australia for keeping up with things and allowing staff to blog at Now We Are Talking but.... but, I don't think I will do it now.

Tom Reynolds, formerly a Case Manager with Telstra's Nationa (read the entire post)...

'Millions' will never be able to afford a house

, posted: 8-Oct-2006 10:43

While it's prudent to take long-term predictions with a massive pinch of salt, there's probably a grain of truth in Anne Gibson's story for the Herald. In fifty years, home ownership in New Zealand could drop to forty per cent - that is, (read the entire post)...


Google News search
IT News
PC World New Zealand
Computerworld NZ
PC World and Computerworld Australia
PC World US
Computerworld US
NZ Herald
Virus Bulletin

Content copyright © Juha Saarinen. If you wish to use the content of my blog on your site, please contact me for details. I'm usually happy to share my material as long as it's not for spamblogs and content farms. Please attribute with a link back to this blog. If you wish to advertise on my blog, please drop me an email to discuss the details.
Comments policy All comments posted on this blog are the copyright and responsibility of the submitters in question. Comments commercial and promotional in nature are not allowed. Please ensure that your comments are on topic and refrain from making personal remarks.