Sorry New Zealand, but football is the biggest sport

, posted: 23-Jun-2006 19:22

Australia is through to the second round in the World Cup after a draw against a hard-charging Croatia.

The Croats' rough game was more like dirty rugby tackles than football, but the Aussies not only weathered it but managed to keep the (read the entire post)...

Converged calling from Vodafone closer after determination

, posted: 19-Jun-2006 18:44

Vodafone's plans to provide a converged phone service with free local calls has passed the first hurdle as the Commerce Commission released a draft determination today. In the decision, the Commission says:

The Commi (read the entire post)...

World of Warcraft 'funeral' ambush

, posted: 18-Jun-2006 11:46

Where to file this one? Under "sad" or "funny"? It's a video of the World of Warcraft online "funeral" ceremony for a girl who died in real life. The virtual attendees were set upon by other players...

I was going to ignor (read the entire post)...

Bureaucrats approve of Telecom's talkfest plans but ISPs remain suspicious

, posted: 17-Jun-2006 15:33

On Friday, Telecom CEO Theresa Gattung sent out a letter to the incumbent's wholesale customers in which she proposes to set up two industry working parties that would hammer out technical details and an implementation schedule for services about (read the entire post)...

Brave new blog look!

, posted: 16-Jun-2006 17:28

Things have changed as you can see here at the Techsploder: the blog sports a new look, created by Su Yin Khoo and courtesy of indefatigable coder and Geekzone Master Mauricio Freitas who made the necessary changes to allow custom CSS.

I&# (read the entire post)...

Ready for Big Patch Tuesday?

, posted: 13-Jun-2006 13:18

Well, it's actually Big Patch Wednesday for us antipodeans, living in the future as we do.

Tomorrow will bring more patches than usual, twelve security related if I count them right, plus a new version of the Windows Malicious Software Re (read the entire post)...

Power outage? Reboot!

, posted: 13-Jun-2006 07:40

Amazing the things rebooting solve. From today's NZ Herald:

TELEPHONE, INTERNET Some internet and broadband customers had problems as the power went off, sparking a flood of calls to call centres. ihug reported its call centre h (read the entire post)...

Get Windows Vista via Bittorrent

, posted: 12-Jun-2006 16:20

Chris Pirillo and Jake Ludington have created a torrent for Beta 2 of Windows Vista over at

Here's what they say:

The only official tracker for this torrent is found here at We' (read the entire post)...

An Auckland kind of day

, posted: 12-Jun-2006 12:37

Auckland in the rain and gale, near K Road/Pitt Street somewhere. No power, traffic lights out, banked up traffic for miles with drivers doing u-turns in dangerous places and going on the wrong side of the road, phones not working, intern (read the entire post)...

Splendid Speights Spoof

, posted: 12-Jun-2006 10:28

Turkstarr's Brokeback Speights

Found at Spareroom (read the entire post)...


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