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Topic # 11772 11-Feb-2007 12:13
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Hello. I just realised after noticing there is an introductions forum, that I am one of those people that have been reading for many moons, but only recently became a member.
So I thought I better post.

I am ray. Locally known as Uncle Rayray. I am a computer salesman and work at the local retravision here in hawkes bay. I am probably in the wrong job but I love it.

My passions include loathing / hating / ridiculeing Telecom.
I guess I have a "claim to fame" - I publicised the sms / text message security problems that telecom were having a while ago and ended up on the evening news.

I also run www.netchoice.co.nz as a way of showing people the price differences between isp's and how better off they are for not using Xtra.

In the way of computing, I am most interested in networking and web desgn. I only recently have started to learn php and dont know much about programming other than batch scripting, BASIC which I learned on an Atari 400, and the php / html sort of stuff.

For those of you who are interested to know that there is still such a thing, or jealous, there are 4 commodore 64's still in their shrinkwrap in my garage which I will probably put up for sale in about 10 years time. I inherited them from someone who ran an electronics store and they were left over stock from when it closed down.

My dream job is simply a network administrator. I will probably go back to school next year and get some qualifications.

So this is a late Hi.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

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  Reply # 61041 16-Feb-2007 18:29
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Hiya Ray.

Were you that dude on TV? I saw that. That was cool. Greets.

edit: that site of yours is very good with the listing plans and stuff. how'd you make it?



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  Reply # 61095 17-Feb-2007 20:49
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weblordpepe:
Hiya Ray.

Were you that dude on TV? I saw that. That was cool. Greets.

edit: that site of yours is very good with the listing plans and stuff. how'd you make it?


Yea, I was the guy on TV.
As for the site, I activley let people know I do not like Telecom and Netchoice was my latest idea. There are a couple of other NZ sites that do the plan sorting such as nzdsl.co.nz and ispfind.co.nz but they dont make it very user friendly. The goal of netchoice is to show all users that Xtra does not come out for the best price and it should be easier for eg. an elderly person or someone who is new to broadband to see that. nzdsl doesnt show all broadband plans, just dsl ones, and ispfind its just too confusing for the simple person. 

It is based on php (my first test project) and uses a mysql database. I manually go through and have every ISP's pricing checked at lease once a fortnight.   

Thanks,

Smile




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There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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raytaylor: It is based on php (my first test project) and uses a mysql database. I manually go through and have every ISP's pricing checked at lease once a fortnight.

I had a look through your Netchoice web site a couple of days back and didn't see any mention of XNET or WorldxChange.

Was this omission intentional?
Or maybe I just didn't see it because there is a lot of information on there...

It's a great resource for comparing pricing.  Keep up the good work Smile



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raytaylor: It is based on php (my first test project) and uses a mysql database. I manually go through and have every ISP's pricing checked at lease once a fortnight.

I had a look through your Netchoice web site a couple of days back and didn't see any mention of XNET or WorldxChange.

Was this omission intentional?
Or maybe I just didn't see it because there is a lot of information on there...

It's a great resource for comparing pricing. Keep up the good work Smile


I forgot they existed. A couple of users yesterday notified me and I shall be adding them over the next half hour.




Ray Taylor
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www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




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