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YOW Conference

Last week, Ben and I attended the YOW Software Developer’s conference at the Brisbane convention centre. It was great! I wasn’t sure if it would be worth the money or not, but I’m really glad that I went. It was

Posted in geek, technical, work

What’s your CrashPlan?

Recently when my computer died, I realised that even though I was fairly rigerous about backing up data, I had let my backups lapse for at least two weeks. Goodness knows how many important documents I would have lost if

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Paul recently sent me an email to the effect of the following: I noticed your latest post in Google Reader tonight and it seems to have a title with an odd spammy pharmaceuticals reference! At first I thought it might

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Out of coffee

Yesterday I was sporting my new t-shirt as gifted to me for Christmas, by Brother Jason and Sister-in-law Susan. Now, I had thought that the shirt was fairly self explanatory, and yet you’d be surprised at how many people asked

Posted in everyday life, geek, new stuff


If you’ve ever wondered why some people have a picture next to their name when they leave a comment, then wonder no more! You too can join the elite rank of the pictured cool, simply by getting yourself a gravatar!

Posted in geek, technical, websites

Google vs. Bing

Don’t get me wrong; I like Bing, Microsoft’s new search engine to rival old faithful. But as far as I’m concerned, Bing still has some catching up to do. Case in point: Search Bing for ZI146786039GB Search Google for ZI146786039GB

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Building a Media PC

For about as long as I can remember, or at the very least, since a few weeks ago, I’ve been wanting to build a Media Centre PC. It’s not the easiest thing to research – there’s a few places where

Posted in gadgets, geek, new stuff


If relinquish is a word, why isn’t linquish? It sounds like ‘re’ is being used as a prefix to me… Maybe linquish had an archaic meaning that has just been lost. Then again, it sounds like the ‘pre’ in prefix

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Here’s a tip for all you youngsters out there – deleting a drive’s partition table is a baaaaaadddd idea, if the drive still contains data that you want. Now this is something that I’ve suspected for a while, but last

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I LOVE SPAM! (Apparently)

I’ve lamented before that I feel like spam is getting worse, not better. Well, about a month ago, I decided that I’d give it a test. See, a few months back, I decided that I’d change all of my e-mail

Posted in geek, gripes

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