Mongrel Mob helps build Otara creche

, posted: 26-Aug-2006 16:05

I've got mixed feelings about this RNZ story, which says that Mongrel Mob's Notorious chapter has helped build a childcare centre in Otara.

On the one hand it's good to see the Mobsters do something good but on the other, they (read the entire post)...



Burqas or Bikinis

, posted: 26-Aug-2006 09:39

The Dominion Post has quite a remarkable story about National MP Bob Clarkson, who is in hot water for saying muslim women should not wear full body-covering burqas in public.

I don't think MPs should dictate what people wear in public (read the entire post)...



iPod in airplane toilet turns WoW fan into terrorist

, posted: 25-Aug-2006 21:36

This is the story of a World of Warcraft fan travelling to Canada and not divesting himself of personal electronics before using inflight conveniences:

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=11211166&sid=1

Read an (read the entire post)...



Here's hoping new Parliament website will be better than existing one

, posted: 25-Aug-2006 11:18

Our elected representatives - or rather, the staffers who do the geeky thang for them - have been busy revamping their online presence. The press release says:


Rethink, Redesign and Renaming of Parliament's Website[/quote (read the entire post)...



Big win for Creative in Apple iPod lawsuit

, posted: 24-Aug-2006 21:26

Singapore's Creative Technology has scored a big out-of-court settlement in its patent lawsuit against Apple.

Under the terms of the settlement, Apple will pay Creative US$100 million to license a software patent for use in iPods and (read the entire post)...



UPS batteries anyone?

, posted: 24-Aug-2006 20:04

Bleep! Bleep! Bleep!


Broadcast Message from root
(no tty) at 20:07 NZST... Emergency! UPS batteries have failed
Change them NOW


STATUS : ONLINE REPLACEBATT
BATTDATE : 2001-09-25
TONB (read the entire post)...



Microsoft to release Internet Explorer 7 RC1 tomorrow morning

, posted: 24-Aug-2006 17:47

It looks like the first Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 7 will arrive this Thursday morning Pacific Time, which would be some time very early Friday morning New Zealand time, as we live in the future unlike our American cousins.

I (read the entire post)...



Solved: mystery of IE7 declaring Scobleizer 'non-secure'

, posted: 23-Aug-2006 17:21

A little while a go, I was doing just one too many things at the same time. It was reading Robert Scoble's blog while trying to meet deadlines, talking on the phone, etc. Not conducive to detailed troubleshooting that.

Anyway, I saw t (read the entire post)...



Microsoft not the largest blog hoster of them all Scoble says

, posted: 23-Aug-2006 15:04

That massive geek love-in, the annual Microsoft Tech Ed do is on in Auckland at the moment. I've been unable to attend this year, but Richard MacManus went along and dug up some contentious stuff about Microsoft's claims on just how many blog (read the entire post)...



Scoble, PR and NOAA head to virtual worlds

, posted: 23-Aug-2006 14:02

Reality is good, but it can be improved with some vivid imagination and plenty of computing power. I am of course referring to virtual worlds like Second Life and Entropia Universe, both of which have been operating for a few years now and are starti (read the entire post)...





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