Archive | January, 2009

Tracking ADSL Data Usage (Bandwidth) on iiNet

January 24, 2009

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Recommended software: iiUsage For those of use below the equator (where data allowances are still measured and capped), monitoring bandwidth usage is usually a case of logging into to ISP control panel page.  iiNet, for example, have Toolbox – a reasonable utility, but a pain to login if all you want to know is our […]

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Book Review “Eats, Shoots, & Leaves”

January 20, 2009

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by Lynne Truss Okay, so on the surface, a book described as “Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuaction” doesn’t exactly sound  like a riveting read, and it’s not – but, it will have you laughing out loud in the most public of places.  I’m not a grammarian, but Ms Truss possesses a command of English that […]

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Proof that Outlook 2007 is a Resource Hog

January 20, 2009

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Having recently doubled my PC memory, I was not surprsied to find that running five fat (‘phat’?) applications at the same was a lot less painful with less need for the OS to use virtual memory (virutal RAM at a snails pace via your hard disk). However, upon returning to my computer today, I was […]

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Fundamental Differences between Men & Women?

January 20, 2009

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Workflow Charts Finally Put to Good Use I am the last to argue the differences between men and women (think “Men are from Mars ..”), because whilst I believe that generalisation is an excellent tool for making an argument (I think Aristotle had something so say on the issue), it’s just too arbitrary a line […]

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Stealth Bomber or Motorcycle?

January 18, 2009

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Clearly they can’t decide Only in America 😉 In July 2009, Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Air Force will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first flight of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, which occurred on July 17, 1989. As a visual centerpiece of its year-long celebration of this milestone, Northrop Grumman, the Air […]

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Philips Ultra-Widescreen 21:9 Cinema LCD

January 18, 2009

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Can you imagine? … Letterbox bars on the side! “Ridiculously wide” is right.  It doesn’t even seem right 2.40:1 – wow.  Whilst Philips continue to make very poorly constructed products (IMHO), they certainly haven’t stopped innovating – my hats off too them. Philips Ultra-Widescreen 21:9 Cinema LCD Moves the Letterbox Bars To the Side – […]

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Steve Jobs away from Apple until June 2009

January 14, 2009

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In the article “Steve Jobs taking leave from Apple due to complex health issues” at AppleInsider.com, Steve writes “I’ve have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations” What are they running over there, a 7-Eleven or something?!  This is the single biggest problem with Apple  – too much reliance on […]

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Shark Attacks in Australia, Summer 2009

January 13, 2009

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The odds of being the victim of a shark attack are said to be very low (worldwide: 75 shark attacks per year) and only 2% of them are fatal.  So, what’s with the daily reports of attacks (and deaths!) at Australian beaches this year? Lies, damn lies and … Statistics suggest (1|2) you have a: […]

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Microsoft Windows 7: One Edition

January 12, 2009

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Okay, so it’s going to be a “solid build” – good – we wouldn’t want a wobbly build!  However, what we’re all wanting to hear from Microsoft is confirmation that there will only be ONE product: One Edition, not Six Microsoft – please – not this again.  Just one edition “Windows 7” – simple, clean.  […]

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Microsoft Tag for smartphones and iPhone

January 11, 2009

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A great idea, it even works well – but will it take off “They transform physical media (print advertising, billboards, product packages, information signs, in-store merchandising, or even video images) — into live links for accessing information and entertainment online.” (Full Story: CNET) Here’s something I prepared earlier: Try these examples on your iPhone or […]

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