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Posted
07 July 2005

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These Two Terrorists Walk Into An Airport...

Some drunk businessman mentions the word bomb on an aircraft, and doesn't get away with it.

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Posted
05 July 2005

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Invasion of the Vernacular Snatchers

The legendary Australian bone-dry sense of humour is brilliantly illustrated in the Herald today. A character calling himself Richard Magoffin managed to convince a reporter that there was a story in repeating the old nonsense about American influences destroying our language and, yes, even our culture.

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Posted
03 July 2005

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Business, Politics and Blogging

I read on mnot's blog that neo-con comedian (neo-concom?) Dennis Miller entertained the troops at the JavaOne conference. The point was made that business and politics do not mix.

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Posted
29 June 2005

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iTunes does Podcasts

iTunes LogoGarth complains that the recently-released iTunes 4.9 is not "quite as friendly a way as I'd have liked to introduce Grandma to the future of radio." Err, huh? Exactly how much easier could it get?

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Posted
25 June 2005

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One-a Them "A" Countries

Americans confusing Australia for Austria is a joke that just never gets old. As it turns out, now you can get the same laffs online, without even meeting an American!

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Posted
23 June 2005

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I'm Feeling Tacit

Jon Udell's recent column entitled The Tacit Dimension of Tech Support rings true for me.

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Posted
23 June 2005

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Dynamic DNS on the Cheap

Setting yourself up so that you can access your home network using a domain name rather than an IP address is one of those little luxuries you'll come to wonder how you ever managed without, once you have it.

I've been doing this for a while now in various different forms, but I like my current setup the best. You may not. I report, you decide.

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Posted
22 June 2005

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am-i-spam-or-not.com

Once again I get some comment on this blog and spend a portion of my life trying to work out if it's spam or not. I came to the conclusion that this time it actually wasn't spam. Anyway judge for yourself.

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Posted
21 June 2005

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Science Shows That Whales Are Purdy

So our illustrious environment minister Ian Campbell is saving the whales. It's hard to argue with the intent here, but some of the words being used by him (and others) just makes me cringe. I have an intense dislike for terms such as "majestic animals" and "great apes of the sea" being used as a justification for public policy decisions. The implication of course is that we should only care about the pretty animals and all the ugly ones can go and get stuffed. Or get a boob job. Or something.

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Posted
20 June 2005

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Can your router do this?

Linksys WRT54GSNew toy at Chez Girtby: A Linksys WRT54GS. Running the OpenWRT linux distribution. Can your router do this?

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