Exclusive Brethren have a MySpace

, posted: 3-Oct-2006 17:06

Back from IDF and feeling like I've been hit by a truck after spending a night sandwiched between two considerate, but nevertheless six foot plus passengers in AirNZ Premium Economy - those seats are way too narrow, damn it - my brain was idling (read the entire post)...

Apple updates iTunes 7 - audio issues fixed?

, posted: 30-Sep-2006 14:38

Apple has put up the iTunes 7.0.1 update for its media player, which has been causing a great deal of problems for users.

I've downloaded it, and so far so good - no distorted sound, and Apple seems to have sorted out the skipping too. (read the entire post)...

Telecom says newsgroups and Jabber are P2P - and ratelimits them

, posted: 30-Sep-2006 10:33

Jonathan Ah Kit tipped me off about Telecom's new traffic management, which is part of its Fair Use Policy (FUP) that has been introduced with the Xtra retail Go Large and Wholesale Broadband Service (WBS) equivalent plans.

If you have (read the entire post)...

Huge Google Maps bug threatens Germany

, posted: 30-Sep-2006 05:22

Villagers in Hülen, Germany, are reported to be in panic over a massive, 150 foot (50 metres approx) bug, discovered on Google Maps:

(Click on image for larger picture on Google Maps)

"This is just like one of those J (read the entire post)...

No full Mac OS X support for Robson NAND accelerators?

, posted: 28-Sep-2006 07:07

Hard drives will soon have non-volatile Flash memory on them, which will act as a disk cache to further improve performance. The reason for this is that while processor performance has increased some thirty times over the past few years, disk perform (read the entire post)...

Decent Intarweb speeds in San Francisco as long as you don't go to New Zealand

, posted: 27-Sep-2006 05:51

Despite a bunch of conference visitors hammering the Internet connection at the San Francisco IDF, it's holding up pretty well:

Ah yes... don't see those sorts of figures too often down in the antipodes. This is what it (read the entire post)...

Air New Zealand Pacific Premier Economy

, posted: 25-Sep-2006 14:18

Air New Zealand has been on the "avoid" list for me for a while now, after a business class trip to Asia featuring a broken seat and generally poor service about two years ago. The decision to not go Air NZ if possible was compounded by their custome (read the entire post)...

Half an hour of pwnage

, posted: 22-Sep-2006 14:53

Courtesy of iAMkingofZelda:

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Windows Media Player 11 considered harmful?

, posted: 22-Sep-2006 10:36

I was reading the always excellent Charlie Demerjian's piece in The INQ on Windows Media Player 11 (WMP11 henceforth), thinking "surely not... Microsoft wouldn't be as stupid as to risk such a PR disaster."

Charlie bases his commen (read the entire post)...

Internet Explorer VML Zero-Day exploit protective measures summary

, posted: 21-Sep-2006 16:56

Here's a brief summary of what you can do to protect your Windows installation from being compromised by the Vector Markup Language (VML) zero-day vulnerability that is currently circulating on the Web.

Swap operating systems
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